Friday, January 3, 2014 by Tamara Alazri
Episode 9 of Project Runway All Stars was about designing on a budget. This week’s challenge was to create a ready-to-wear look on a $400 budget that would sell in Michelle Smith from Milly NY’s clothing line.
Thursday, December 26, 2013 by Tito Chowdhury
2013 was a year of change, and changes for the better in the fashion industry. Locally Portlanders saw a year that was satisfying to many fashion enthusiasts—from the opening of multiple retailers to an unprecedented experience at FashioNXT. Globally, signs of changes were enhanced as the world economy reels out of recession, which was also felt locally. Here are my specific highlights:
Friday, December 20, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
Can you imagine designing for a person who'd blog about you to millions of their fans and followers? That's just what episode 8 was about for this week's challenge.
Friday, December 13, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
This week’s challenge was about creating red carpet gowns that were suitable for QVC host Lisa Robertson, and they had to be photographable.
Monday, December 9, 2013 by Prasenjit Tito Chowdhury
A perspective on recent phenom in online fashion retail Nasty Gal, and how it utlized its fashion skill to leverage the technology for meteoric growth of the fashion business.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
In celebration of Fox’s 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, the remaining All Star designers were asked to create a gown (that wasn't green) perfectly suited for Marge Simpson.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by Prasenjit Tito Chowdhury
FashioNXT Eexcutive Producer Tito Chowdhury is an industry influencer when it comes to topics that are on the crossroad of fashion and technology. His interview and project has been published in Wall St Journal, TIME Magazine, The Oregonian and many more publications. He has been interviewed by Intel's online blog Iq.Intel.com during FashioNXT-Portland 2013, where he drew from his long experience in both fashion and technology to share his opinion why when it comes to wearables, fashion will always lead the technology.
Monday, December 2, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
Friday, November 22, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
Glamour and romance of the 1930's was this week's challenge. Each designer partnered with another and were to create one men's wear and women's wear look.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by Tamara Alazri
It’s been rumored that previous Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones has taken over as head designer for The Portland Collection, but I wouldn’t jump so quickly to conclusions.