There’s a simple secret to the glory of Fade to Light, the twice-yearly (and Mercury co-sponsored) showcase of local fashion design talent such as Carolyn Hart, Veil and Valor, and Sonia Kasparian. It’s the catwalk. See, Fade to Light isn’t working with one of those brittle, constraining, Right Said Fred joints. Its models are sashaying down the middle of the Crystal Ballroom’s bouncy-ass dance floor. Translation: verve. DIRK VANDERHART
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.