Somebody's press-release happy lately. Portland Fashion Week quickly followed its leak regarding the Emerging Designer Showcase auditions with a press release outlining this year's programs. Fashion Week will run October 5-9, with a market day on the 9th. They are also launching a campaign called "Portland Fashion Week::Come Shop Buy." The stated goal is to "to create closer ties between the designers, retailers and shoppers," with the Pearl District Business Association signed on as a stakeholder "through a series of crossmarketing initiatives." (Stay tuned for what exactly that means.)
And they've divulged a few of the designers who will be showing: "Anna Cohen (WWD cover, Vogue France, NY times, Elle France), Seth Aaron (winner of Project Runway Season 7), Jay Sario (Project Runway finalist), Ethos Paris, Ms. Wood (winner of PFW Catapult 2010) and Stephanie D. Couture." No real surprises in there, but I'm particularly happy to see Ann Cohen and Ms. Wood in the mix again this year.