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Kicking off Wednesday, October 5, is Portland Fashion Week's annual Emerging Designer Competition. Quite possibly one of the most exciting runway shows of the week, this year’s competition has quite a predecessor to live up to. 2010’s winner Ms. Wood has easily become the darling of the Portland fashion scene, ever since her signature wooden platforms hit the runway last year. This years talented finalists include: Project Runway Season 9 alum Becky Ross, Wyoming's Abbie Miller, House of Summer by Summer Gunter, Grishley Amanda Grisham, Michelle Franklin, Silkwood Collection by Sandy Varzarschi, Joshua Buck, Moontess by Mihaela Munteanu, and Lizz Basinger. Audience members help decide the winner! Click here to purchase tickets.