Marjorie from the PDX Mercury asked Portland designers and fashion industry folks to name their favorite style moments of 2011, and extend their predictions or ideas for the future. Some of it was published today in her year-end Sold Out edition but here's the rest of my two cents-love it or not:
FAVORITE PORTLAND +BEYOND FASHION MOMENTS 2011:
Pendleton Portland Collection, the Golden Rule lookbooks, the textiles designed by After All & Afton Hakes for Gretchen Jones SS12 collection, Anya winning Project runway, Sarah Burton's Alexander McQueen collections, Jenna Lyons/J.Crew creative director coming out as a lesbian and finding love with Philip Crangi's hot sister,Erin Considine Jewelry'11, Mociun Jewelry'11,Prism Factory(in-house dyed/vintage t-shirt line at Palace), Boet Jewelry, Ms. Wood leather bags and shoes.
Personally for 2012 I see both men and women reflecting their newly heightened -consciousness through fashion, now more than ever- and really fearlessly.
-Androgynous version of Stevie Nicks, communicating with peaceful aliens while alternately floating in nebulas,and riding horseback in a prairie.
-Ritual/Meditation/yoga-ready gear:flowing fabrics, soft materials, interesting prints, easy to wear.
Everything we wear will send telepathic messages, we will talk to each other through our special way of dressing.
Anything that promotes this message, garden/floral/plant/space/
galaxy prints, especially on tailored tops and bottoms- things fit us perfectly.
Materials: sheer metallic, white lace for both men and women, natural fibers, raw silk.
Hair:shave crop circles into the sides of our heads,really tiny ones or oversized ones too, alongside shaggy or flowing natural locks.
Amulets/jewelry: mirrors,high shine metals,circles, extremely personal, meaningful adornments, everything has a meaning,nothing is frivolous,and everything sends a message of non-violence and peace.
Every graphic will be designed in the effort to increase peace and the understanding of peace in a completely conscious way, no more violent/old world iconography, i.e.: guns, hater slogans, hunting, killing, cultural appropriation.
Everyone finds interest in creating their own personal symbology and connecting with designers telepathically is the new way of creating very personal wardrobes.
Everyone clears up their issues with anything that has lead them down that old path; everyone becomes completely clear in their understanding of what their own personal message is and finds the perfect fashion to portray their message.
Essentially we all become extreme empaths and our fashion will reflect that.
It will be super easy to find the perfect thing to wear!!
Find it in Portland:
MARY MEYER @UNA:
RODEBJER DRESS @UNA:
Eramhigheel by BLESS @STAND UP
CORRELL CORRELL top @STAND UP:
VINTAGE CREAM LACE DRESS/FLORAL BLAZER/ SHEER METALLIC GOLD/BLACK DRESS @YO VINTAGE:
moongarden shoes by Portland Artist Betsy Walton