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About FashioNXT:

Next Level Brand Exposure: 
FashioNXT (pronounced, fashion-next) provides brand enhancement through high profile exposure; conveyed through fashion forward lifestyle experiences. FashioNXT emerged from the Executive Producer's success in building Portland Fashion Week. Ranked by TIME Magazine as the #1 show in the US, outside New York Fashion Week, FashioNXT was created to embrace what’s next in fashion and a fashion-forward lifestyle.

Intersection of Fashion, Lifestyle and Commerce: The allure of Portland’s highest profile, nationally recognized, runway show series, attracts a trend-setting audience, eager to experience what is next in emerging lifestyle brands and technology. Fashion today is driven by personal style, lifestyle choices, and the constant inspiration by others with exposure to social media. Portland is a unique market that is tech savvy, aesthetically driven, places a high value on quality of life, and has a loyalty to sustainability. What better way is there to enhance the effectiveness of a marketing platform for fashion designers and lifestyle companies than creating an interactive, experience-driven, fashion forward lifestyle showcase? The first in the world, here in Portland.

The Dot Connector:  FashioNXT takes brands to the next level and facilitates growth through its strong relationships with designers and other stakeholders, connected all along the product marketing and distribution chain of the fashion and lifestyle industries,  and private and public sectors in the US and internationally.


Executive Director
 · Prasenjit Tito Chowdhury

In the new economy competitive advantage will be determined by how effectively its team can use both the right and left brains -- hard and soft skills. This realization is what drove Tito to create FashioNXT, a fashion forward brand enhancement platform to experience What's Next. Over the years FashioNXT has become a model platform for multi-dimensional growth of the fashion industry -- premiering fashion brands, incubation of fashion and wearable technology designers, and enhance the overall business eco-system through US and international industry relationships.
Combining his success in building Portland Fashion Week, along with his senior-level, results-orientated expertise developed at Intel, Tito found a way to provide creative solutions for both the fashion and lifestyle technology industries. Tito has worked with internationally recognizable designers and labels that premiere their collections on the runway, and activated unprecedented experiential marketing campaigns for some of the biggest fashion and technology brands in the world. His work has been prominently featured in TIME Magazine, Wall St Journal, CBS News, Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Book Moda-Italy, and many other leading international publications. Tito's leadership in the fashion industry has been recognized by him receiving Portland Mayor's Spirit of Portland award.
Tito's current projects involve enhancing the collaborations between fashion industry brands and wearable technologies, and helping public and private sectors of large fashion economies -- China and Brazil, on topics on global competitiveness, leveraging his understanding and relationships in both US and global fashion industry.

 

Creative Advisor · Lynn Frank, President - Five Stars International, Ltd.

Lynn Frank is President of Five Stars International, Ltd. The former Oregon Department of Energy director’s leadership and skills have guided sustainable collaborations that earned national recognition – including recognition for leadership from the Council of State Governments, for innovation from the US Department of Energy and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and for environmental excellence from the Federal Highway Administration. As Creative Advisor for FashioNXT, Mr. Frank's focus is on innovative collaborations to fulfill the Executive Producer's vision, of a fashion forward lifestyle showcase, in ways never before imagined.

Fashion Producer · Elizabeth Mollo 

Elizebeth Mollo has earned her place as one of the most prolific and effective fashion show producers in Portland. Elizabeth's fashion design major from the Art Institute of Portland, which translated into work as a professional designer, gives her an edge in seeing the expectations of fashion show production through the eyes of the designers. This unique perspective is one of the insurmountable factors attributing to the demand for her as a backstage manager. Elizabeth has been with the FashioNXT leadership team since the inception and had backstage experience with widely renown designers such as Amelia Torro, Michael Costello, Anna Cohen, and Seth Aaron. In addition to her producing responsibilities, Elizabeth can be found DJing in some of the exciting spots in Portland.

Designer Relations Coordinator & Asstt Backstage Manager · MaryAnn Escutia

Assistant to the Executive Producer · Angela Frank

Operations Manager . Ronnie Roy 

Lead Dresser . Rebecca Escutia

Buyer Relations . Mallory Trost

Front Of the House Coordinator . 
Colton Helfrecht

Wearable Technology .
 Alexandra Kasprick 

Communications Coordinator . David Pan

Communications . Tamara Alazri, Victoria Dinu, Kristin Rosario, Jana Sikorsky

Music Director · Evan Alexander

Style Director: Sarah Adams 

Makeup Lead: Jaime O'Neill



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