Calendar note: This year's Modified Style "Fun(d)raiser Fashion Show" will take place on May 1 at Disjecta. In addition to giving a platform for a range of designers, including first-timers and artists who primarily work within other disciplines, Modified raises money for three great nonprofits: Sisters of the Road, Out to Pasture Farm Sanctuary, and Children Healing Arts Project. Last year's winner was Ms. Wood, who has since gone on to win Portland Fashion Week's emerging designer competition. Who knows who you'll discover this year. The night will also conclude with a Bollywood dance party (lessons included) hosted by DJ Prashant.

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Ms. Wood