Seattle's not so far away, really, and the train is quite pleasant. They even have wifi! Aside from bitchin' Chinese food and better museums, another reason to go: Two of Portland's favorite designers, Ms. Wood and Ruki, have been invited to take part in an all-leather fashion show called "Project Leather" at the EMP Museum on Saturday, October 20. The show, which also features three other Northwest designers, kicks off "Worn to Be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket"
Presented in partnership with the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI, Worn to be Wild: The Black Leather Jacket showcases for the first time the complete history of one of pop culture’s most iconic garments. Artifacts featured in Worn to Be Wild range from the first leather jacket produced by Harley-Davidson in 1929 to artfully adorned punk rocker styles, screen and stage costumes worn by stars like Elvis, Fergie, Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator 2), Gene Vincent, Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap), and more. Haute couture also stakes its claim in the exhibit with five outfits on loan from French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as jackets by Gianni Versace, Jeremy Scott, and several other renowned designers. The exhibition will also feature classic motorcycles including a 1920 JH-D pristine condition early Harley model and Elvis Presley’s 1956 Harley-Davidson KH motorcycle. Another Harley will be on-site for visitor photo-ops. Worn to Be Wild opens to the public on October 20, 2012.
Yes, please! Who wants to sit with me on the train?