It's officially on: The Mercury's eighth annual fashion show will take place on Saturday, May 12 at Sandbox Studio! In addition to showing new work from our favorite Portland designers, we love uncovering fresh blood, so as of now we are officially accepting submissions for apparel, accessory, and/or textile designers interested in participating. Important note: non-apparel designers should be prepared to present their work in complete, full-body looks that can stand along on the runway (be creative!). To submit your work for consideration, please send us an introductory statement about you and your designs, including your background, materials, objectives, inspirations—anything that will help paint a picture of your point of view. Additionally, please send us photographs of at least three completed pieces (the more the merrier). Supplementary materials like sketches, process photos, swatches, etc. are welcome, but *please do not send anything you need returned to you*. Electronic submissions can be sent here, and hard copies to the address printed here. Another important note! Submissions are due by 5 pm on Friday March 16!

A look by Sara Bergman at the 2011 show.
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  • A look by Sara Bergman at the 2011 show.