Sunday’s finale opened with the brilliant Amelia Toro. Hailing from Colombia, Toro obviously used what she knows best as inspiration—Latin America. With bright embroidered dresses, skirts, ponchos, and purses, this large collection was the stand-out of the night.
LENZANITA was more conservative, turning out linen trousers for men and women, but the standout pieces were the body conscious day-to-night dresses.
Ethos Paris, meanwhile, focused on casual beachwear. Hmmm, well, my mom always said if I didn't have anything nice to say then I shouldn't say anything at all. Here's what I liked:
And then there was Pendleton. While I love Pendleton's prints and classic plaid pieces, this collection took a turn for the worse, at best looking like a poor man's J. Crew.
Finally Souchi had a go at the runway, which in no way was a disappointment, a luxury knit company with heart and soul. This line put me in my house, in front of the fire, on a lazy Sunday, with my make believe boyfriend—in other words, it transported me to a happy place. I'd love to show you every look, but I guess I have to edit. Here are the greatest hits.
In closing I'll say that this: I had a blast going to my first Portland Fashion Week, the whole week seemed to go almost flawlessly. So hats off to all that were involved. I just have one complaint... Who put a girl wearing Uggs in the front row?!