the difficulties in buying from small producers? price and capacity. if the small producer can not produce in quantity, quickly, their scale of operation does not allow for both supplies to be high enough to order and stock, and for prices to be low enough to for a large retailer to consider buying as the cost would be too high to resell and make a profit. you have to be big enough to produce in quantity and a low price for large retailers to pick up any product including clothing.
and i'd like to correct marjorie on this article. the local designers were there in the first year or two pfw was around. they not only didn't care for the inflated entry fees for a small time show, but they didn't care for the production and quality of the show either and many didnt and still don't feel the show is up to their quality and standards. the presentation show is a good idea and a good PR nugget to toss out but the local fashion community wised up to pfw years ago and their reputation is already in the tank
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I left out a few words in that first sentence: clothes made in factories that are either outright sweatshops or at least underpay their workers. I wish we could edit after posting.
Because the big stores can earn greater profits by buying clothes that are either outright sweatshops or at least underpay their workers. Worse still, from what I've heard, many clothing lines that are stocked in chain stores are designs that were intentionally ripped off from small, independent designers who are doing unique things in cities such as Portland.
I read this in the print edition - it was awesome! Glad you chose to feature the smaller designers like this.
A lot of them agree that they wish store buyers were willing to work with smaller designers a bit more often. Any idea how a big store buyer would respond? What are the difficulties associated in buying from small producers? Can we knock down those barriers, somehow?
Man, I havn't even left portland yet and I already miss the world of know it alls.
Gun jerks offended at the way people hold guns
Fashion jerks insulting fashion.
Haters hating on a photo shoot.
It all makes me want to quit my rad graphic design job to open up a food cart and make electro pop.
Kyle loves Gerblis,Kyle loves Gerblis....na na na na naa na.
Ah come on !!! Shoot a fucking toe off or something.
In Paris, where me from. Me not shoot gun. Me just give nasty look. That hurt more.
Me from Paris and me speak many time french. Me think Portland fashion just O.K. Paris fashion many time more bien. Also me not like boom gun.
You couldn't find a hipster who has actually held a weapon before?
Symbols of Portland Fashion: limp, pasty, White hipsters in funny clothes holding guns. Keep Portland cliché?
another classic witty remark from gerbils. portlands funniest
You should have called it Pull My trigger Finger.
Not to break up the hate fest, but...
I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL TOMORROW NIGHT! W00t!!!
This is going to be an absolute blast.
I'm pro-firearms and I will concede; these models could have been holding zucchinis for all it did these photos. I'm a little embarrassed for Portland that firearms were used as trite "shock-value" in this context. Leave the clothes well enough alone, already.
Oh, and since when was the shit they're wearing photo-worthy fashion? Only in Portland could some nasty old cotton t-shirt become a nasty new necklace. It looks like they bought most of their clothes at the mall, and their guns off the rack at Dick's Sporting Goods. Nice...
While the guns look awkward and misplaced, and scream "trying to look cool," I will absolutely commend most of the posers for at LEAST not putting their fucking fingers on the trigger, (think Lindsay Lohan). This is one of the first times I've ever seen a fashion photo shoot involving guns where the models weren't mindlessly placing their fingers where they shouldn't be.
That dude STILL looks creepy though........
Good points Trish. I don't find this anything other than dorky and out of synch, but whatever. That blue jacket is atrocious, where did that designer garner inspiration,Capt EO?I should point out that in all the images, she has her finger outside the trigger guard, so there must have been some safety training or a least common sense. Good job.
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