Stylish Events for 2/28–3/5

Winter's favorite fashion shows, snow day do-overs, and more in this handy calendar roundup.

By Eden Dawn February 17, 2014

Preview of Reif's spring collection.

Fashion SHows

REIF S/S Presentation
FRIday, February 21 7pm $10
The bindery
3115 NE Sandy blvd

Local line REIF premiers its S/S line Friday with an exclusive, live fashion installation. Featuring interactive fashion presentation along with special giveaways, shopping, and custom photo booth, designer Lindsey Reif wants guests to be up close and personal with her newest presentation.
"Geometry played a heavy role in this season's collection, and I took a lot of inspiration from the natural geometric lines found in urban settings," she says. "This particular collection is inspired by 90's minimalism, vintage Kate Moss and Calvin Klein editorial, but with an urban edge...I am so excited to showcase my point of view and to make my own statement as a designer in this upcoming solo show." General Admission tickets are $20, VIP are $40 and available here.

A look from Michelle Lesniak's last Fade to Light collection.

1332 W Burnside

Quickly becoming one of the city's most anticipated fashion shows, Fade to Light is back for its winter installment this Wednesday. The untraditional fashion show has featured everything from designer Sharon Blair hacking a foot of her hair off live on stage to Bryce Black's models busting out an entire choreagraphed number to Beyonce to creepy video installations. Producer Elizabeth Mollo says, "Fade to Light aims to not just be a fashion show, but to be an experience that leaves the viewer with a solid understanding of each designer and the collections being shown. Fade to Light is also about fostering creative talent in Portland and helping that talent succeed in the working world of the apparel industry."

Hands down, it's become one of our favorite local fashion events. Get tickets while you can, they'll sell outVIP Tickets: $25- A guaranteed seat in the second or third row (first come first serve) and access to the VIP lounge.General Admission: $12 Advanced, $15 Day of Show- Standing and balcony seating.$10 Student- Standing and balcony seating (Box Office Only.)

Featuring New Collections From:
Adelheid Bergin | Bad Wolf Clothier | Bryce Black | Emit | Garnish | The Ladies of Nashionland | Michelle Lesniak | Poema | SKPDX | Taruc | Wandering Muse | WWJJD

Brady Lange Spring/Summer Launch Party
Friday, February 28 7–10pm
Black Book, 20 NW 3rd Street 

View an informal presentation of Under the Gunn star Lange’s S/S collection at a downtown party. See models display the clothes while giveaways abound and Lange reveals the lookbook shot by Cully Wright Photography. Dance party will also be in effect with DJ Portia spinning. 





Pdx Collective Sale
Satuurday, MARCH 1 10-5pm
Sunday, MARCH 2 11-5pm
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel Portland
1022 SW Stark St

Always one of the best group sales of the season the Pdx Collective Sale once again hits The Cleaners this weekend with 11 fabulous boutiques selling past season merchandise at deep clearance prices alongside even new season items discounted.

Vendors: Adorn | |physical element | Parts+Labour | Parallel Portland | FOLLY | Mabel and Zora | Zella Shoes | Tumbleweed | EcoVibe Apparel | Solestruck | Radish Underground

February 21–28, 
402 NW 12th street 

The Pearl District boutique hosts its biggest sale of the year. Stock up on any women's wear needs at a fraction of the cost.





Saturday, FEBRUARY 22 10-4pm 
224 NW broadway

One day a year Pendleton opens up their headquarters to a bunch of Pendleton hungry Portlanders. Find pieces from The Portland Collection at stellar steals in a madhouse blur of jaquard and wool this Saturday.





Store Events 



Grayling’s Spring Launch party (SNOW DO-OVER!)
THURSday, February 20 5–8pm
The Bindery
3115 NE Sandy Blvd Ste 120

Be the first to see (and shop) Grayling’s stunning spring collection at their seasonal launch party. Enjoy bubbly and chocolates while you shop. Stop by after work with your friends and start the weekend off with some new jewelry. All online and in store purchases made between now and February 20 will be entered to win an entire Grayling look valued at $570.




Fridayday, February 21 12-3pm Bridgeport village

Friday, Feb. 21 from Noon-3pm at Bridgeport there will be complimentary beer and wine, with lingerie fittings by POSH boutique and $25 off a purchase of $50 or more. Also, styling by a Portland Monthly-approved stylist.


On Sunday, March 2, Portland Bride & Groom and the NINES will host the third annual couture bridal event Rocked. In addition to over 100 vendors with everything from sweets to DJs, Portland Bride & Groom will collaborate with top designers to transform the NINES ballroom and Gallery into three different wedding vignettes. Themes to include: “Island Romance,” “Ethereal Spring,” and “Late Night Lounge.” 

As guests tour the sixth floor of the Nines, they will get a chance to see the top styles from local bridal shops in a unique and intimate fashion show. Designers in the show include: Cocoon Silk, Divine Designs, Emily Riggs, English Department, Eve in Eden Bridal, Holly Stalder, Joy's Uptown, Sophie Bridals, Sunjin Lee,  Twigs & Honey, URCHIN: re-design and  Xtabay.

Net proceeds from Rocked will benefit Wish Upon a Wedding in association with Brides for a Cause. Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish-granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.

Confirmed vendors include: Absolut Tune, Alesia Zorn, Amanda Karam Floral + Botanical Designs, Ambient Sky, Aralani Photography, Argyle,  Artistic Flowers & Home Décor,  Austie Eckley, Azara, Barclay Event Rentals, Barre 3, Bella Via Venue, Ben Bridge, Benson Hotel, Bloomsberry Floral, Blum Floral Designs, Botanica, Brasada Ranch, Brides for A Cause, Byron Roe, Castaway, Champagne Events, Cocoon Silk, Creative Celebrations, Davis Street Tavern,  Departure Restaurant and Lounge, Devil’s Food, Divine Designs, Dosha, Eat your Heart Out Catering, Encore Events, Encore Mobile DJ, English Dept., Eve in Eden Bridal, Event Cosmetics, Event Team Entertainment, Faith, Hope, and Charity Events & Vineyard, Fit Bride NW, Five Pine, Focal Point Video, Food In Bloom, Form & Flora, George Street Photo, Geranium Lake, Hair M., Hit Machine, Hoddick Photography,  Holland Studios, Holly Stalder, Hotel Vintage Plaza, Ikea, Jessica Hill Photography, Joe’s Burgers, Joy's Uptown, Kitchen Kaboodle, LimeLight Photobooth, Little Arrow, Lydia Gillis Photography, McMenamins, My Bartender, Ninkasi, NW Wedding Photography, Oh My Goodness!, Oh Baby Lingerie, Oregon United for Marriage, Pazzo Ristorante, Peak Light, Petunia’s Pies & Pastries, Pronghorn, Provenance Hotels, QUIN, Rock Creek Country Club, Royce’s Prop Shop, Ruth's Chris, Savvy Sisters, Seventh Mountain Resort, Sizzle Pie,  Smith Tea, So Cold, Sophie Bridals, Sunjin Lee, Star Production DJ's, Studio Olivine, Thirst Wine Bar, Turn Loose The Art, Twigs & Honey, Twist, Urban Farmer/ Departure , URCHIN Re.design, Vibrant Flowers, Vibrant Table, Viral Photo Booth, White Owl Social Club, Widmer Brothers, Wild Roots Vodka, WJP Photography, Xtabay and Zama Massage. 

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