A few weeks ago after the Art Institute of Portland's annual graduate show, I highlighted many of the new designers entering the field who stood out to me. Among them was Amelia Fuertes. Obviously, I was not alone in this observance; Fuertes was also awarded a marketing scholarship from 24 Notion that evening to bolster the development of her line of bag and shoe designs. Fuertes contacted me after the event with a link to her full lookbook; peep those photos over on MOD.
- Locally made high heels: about as common as unicorns.