April Showers Down Design Events

Things to do before we head into May include The English Department's big annual fashion show, trunk shows and special pop up shops.

By Eden Dawn April 14, 2015

The English Department Fashion Show

For those of you the like a little drama with your fashion shows, the tenth annual fashion show from bridal boutique The English Department promises to deliver. Staged in the iconic First Presbyterian Church, designer gowns will float down this aisle in the place they belong. Tickets are a mere $10 (brides to be, you'll definitey want to be at this) and are on sale in store and at Xtabay Vintage Clothing Boutique with proceeds benefitting Basic Rights Oregon.

Bonus point? After the show, bring your ticket to your dress appointment between April 21-25 and receive 10% off almost any wedding gown in the shop.

The English Department Fashion Show
Monday, April 20, 7:30 pm
1128 SW Alder

Karl Von Bucks Debuts Spring

After a successful first season, local womenswear line Karl vonBuck debuts their inaugural spring collection at Shop Adorn this week in party mode. Find a night of private shopping, instagram photo contests, mystery gift giveaways, drinks and snacks, plus pretty spring things. Designers Barbara Seipp and Kate Troedsson say about this run, "The collection was conceived to embody the playful spirt of the warming weather and the quiet anticipation of summer adventure. The styles remain edgy, accented with classic denim, twills and lightweight, beautiful sheers. A vibrant optic floral print adds a twist to the edgy silhouettes."

Spring KVB Launch
Thursday, April 16
Shop Adorn
3366 SE Division Street



Women owned businesses unite with Portland Garment Factory's week long pop up shop at gallery boutique Nationale. For five days only, PGF will fill the gallery with designs from their in-house, women’s wear collection. Big Shirt will feature selections from PGF’s past and current collections, as well as a rack of experimental garments made in one hour or less exclusively for the pop-up. In honor of PGF’s ethos of “fit, finishing, and fun” Big Shirt will also include a REALLY BIG SHIRT for your viewing enjoyment. 

Portland Garment Factory is an independent, lady-owned garment manufacturer in Portland, Oregon. PGF launched their women’s wear line, Portland Garment Factory HouseLine in 2012 for women who move through the world with intention, humor, and ease.  

Big Shirt Pop Up
April 22–26
Reception Thursday, April 23 (4–8 p.m.) 
3360 SE Division


Jugar Pop Up Shop

Jugar is one of those sneaky brands. While technically they are an established locally designed line, they maintain a low profile in town while making big waves in Europe with their sporty stylish menswear. But, in a rare occurrence, the brand is making a two-day appearance in town with an all Jugar pop up shop at The Cleaners. The line, designed by two Nike veterans, takes inspirations from the athletic world, while still pushing fashion. Take advantage of perhaps the only chance to snag a piece of this line in person before it goes underground again.

Jugar Pop Up Shop
April 25–26, 11–7 pm
The Cleaners at the Ace
1022 SW Stark



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