The Art of Garment First Friday Showcase

Eight local designers fill the Union/Space this Friday night with examples of the artistic process from sketch to finished garment.

By Eden Dawn February 26, 2013


Design by Emily Katz. Photo by Randall Garcia and Mikola Accuardi.

Officially laying stake on the “First Fashion Event of March” claim, the crew at the UNION/PINE space presents the Art of Garment fashion installation this Friday. And it's stocked to the brim with our ever growing talent pool.

A showcase featuring the work of a choice selection of Portland-based clothing designers, Art of Garment features Aniela Parys, who specializes in lingerie and vintage; Michelle Franklin, currently starring in this season of Project Runway and the force behind AU Clothing;  Emily Katz, artist of countless mediums; Heather Treadway, renowned clothing crafter and musician; fashion ringleader and wrangler, Cassie Ridgeway of Mag-BigRio Wrenn, creator of the beautifully hand-dyed fabrics at R.A.W. Textiles; Jennifer Brown, intimate apparel designer at Under the Root; and Sonia Kasparian, reconstructed couturier at Urchin Re.Design.

See the inner workings of the design process from beginning to end with a lovely assortment of sketches and renderings, pattern pieces, and finished works featured in the evening's showcase along with drinks, food, and pretty people.

What: Art of Garment First Friday Showcase
Where: Union/Pine, 525 SE Pine Street 7­–11pm
How much: Free!
Who: Aniela Parys | Michelle Franklin, AU Clothing
Emily Katz | Heather Treadway | Cassie Ridgway, Mag-Big | Rio Wrenn, R.A.W. Textiles | Jennifer Brown, Under the Root | Sonia Kasparian, Urchin Re:Design


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