Regardless of the fact that usually sleepy February is suddenly filled with local fashion shows (two in the coming week alone!), the winter edition of Fade to Light remains one of the most important such brouhahas on the calendar. It will bring up the rear as a sort of Feb grand finale, taking place on Wednesday the 26th at its traditional home, the Crystal Ballroom. The details and lineup are all set up like grandma's Jello salad at this point.

First off the designers you'll be seeing new collections from are Adelheid Bergin, Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, Emit, Garnish, The Ladies of Nashionland (Clair Vintage Inpired, Carolyn Hart, Hubris Apparel), Michelle Lesniak, Poema, SKPDX, Taruc, Wandering Muse, and WWJJD—a mix of the familiar and names that are still relatively new on Portland's runway circuit, which is always an exciting proposition. Of course it will all be DJ'd by DJ Gregarious, and, in an element that distinguished this show from the standard runway format, each line will be accompanied by a video of their own making, offering a multi-media experience of each brand's inspirations and priorities. Nitty gritties:

Doors at 7PM | Show at 8PM

Premier Tickets: $40- A guaranteed front row seat, access to the VIP lounge, and access to the exclusive Fade to Light Backstage Afterparty in Lola's Room on the 2nd floor of the Crystal Ballroom. (Afterparty is 21+ only.)

VIP Tickets: $25- A guaranteed seat in the second or third row (first come first serve) and access to the VIP lounge.

General Admission: $12 Advanced, $15 Day of Show- Standing and balcony seating.

$10 Student- Standing and balcony seating (Box Office Only.)

All Ages

For every ticket purchased $1 will be donated to Camp KC, a fun and safe camp experience for kids ages 5 – 15 who are infected with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp KC is a free one-week camp at the Oregon coast that is supported through donations, small grants, and more than 50 volunteers. As a component of CAP’s year-round Kids Connection program, Camp KC is a great opportunity for kids to spend a full week together, making new memories, and building trusting and supportive relationships. For more information visit

Fade to Light designer Adelheid Bergin
  • Brent Barnett (OSI Photography)
  • Fade to Light designer Adelheid Bergin