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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FASHIONxt, the Lineup as It Stands

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Fall feels far off, but the city's two—count 'em two—fall fashion weeks are doing their best to get you excited about the post-summer months. FASHIONxt has been gradually rolling out announcements of their participating designers as they are confirmed, but let's take a moment to get all the way up to speed.

As has been the trend with this event, it is once again super popular with former Project Runway contestants, with a whopping eight such designers out of 13 (!). That includes the area's Seth Aaron, Michelle Lesniak, and Becky Ross, of course (Bryce Black, where are you?). I'm particularly exciting to see Michael Costello returning, whose line last year completely knocked my socks off. And yes, it's a little bizarre that Portland's become a hub for reality television fashion design stars, but why be mad at it when they are delivering some of the best designs of the entire lineup?

Otherwise, the show looks a little light on local talent, with Stephanie D Couture representing along with Atelier Exclusively Yours, and yet another emerging designer showcase in the mix (called FashioNXT Up/NXT). There's also a small uptick in international presence, including first-time participation from Hong Kong's Yane Mode, and the return of France's Ethos Paris. The event takes place at the old Vigor Industrial Shipyard stomping grounds October 9-12.

A look from Michael Costello at the 2012 FASHIONxt.


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