The Main Event

All shows take place at the PFW Plaza at 14 Square, 1330 NW 14th, doors at 5 pm, shows at 8 pm, $20-25 general admission per night; for extensive ticketing information, including weeklong passes, hit


MEWV Sustainables (PDX)

In Harmony (Seattle)

dlr designs (PDX)

Revivall (PDX)

Bon'Lou (PDX)

Studio SKB (PDX)


Dimitri (PDX)

Nike Considered (PDX-ish)

Alula Clothing (Seattle)

May Tee (PDX)

Sameunderneath (PDX)


Saffrona (PDX)

Collier (PDX)

Lizzie Parker (Seattle)

Lucia (PDX)

Christopher Bevans (PDX-ish)


Amai Unmei (PDX)

Strung Out by Peniche (LA)

Salvationware (Seattle)


Sofada (PDX)

Elroy Apparel (Vancouver, BC)

Off the Grid


Drive by, Drop in, Hang out: "Fallinter" Open House

Highly respected (and often unconventional) Portland designer Adam Arnold invites the public to an open house at his studio—see models lounging about in new fall/winter pieces, try things on, and meet other clients. Essentially a casual party, Arnold also notes that wearing Adam Arnold clothing is strongly encouraged. Adam Arnold Studio, 727 SE Morrison, 5-9 pm, free

Winn Perry Grand Opening Open House

When men's emporium Winn Perry opened its doors this summer, it elevated the quality of retail menswear in the city to no small degree. Working in concert with the fine tailored custom suit operation based in Portland, Duchess Clothier, the Portland man now has a one-stop source for elegant head-to-toe dressing (and shaving) with a dandyish flair. Today marks the official celebration of the store's inception with an open house—don't miss this opportunity to explore the carefully selected products with the added aid of refreshments, readings from original, gentlemanly works of literature, and A. Gustav Bayer's presentation of "The Minutiae of Black Tie Etiquette." And, ahem, "autumn lounge attire" and ties are recommended. Have to miss the party? Stop by any day during the following week for celebratory discounts. Winn Perry, 2505 SE 11th, 7 pm, free


A group show celebrating the inclusive spirit of Portland's creative community, RunAway will feature the work of apparel and accessories designers Gretchen Jones (of MOTHLOVE), Lindsey Reif (Reif), Emily Katz, Julia Blackburn (Dust), Page Finlay (Paradox Jewelry), and Emily Baker (Sword + Fern) in two runway presentations, plus live performances from Caves (their last show of 2008!) and Cancer Rising, projected films, and DJs Pleasure Reel, Hannukah Miracle, and Jew Hefner. Someday Lounge, 125 NW 5th, 9 pm, $5


church & state Fall 2008 Fashion Show

Taking place in a comparatively modest location is nonetheless one of Portland's most consistently adored design duos, Nathaniel Crissman and Rachel Turk of church & state. Though they could easily hold their own on the big runway across town, they've chosen an intimate affair at a lovely new boutique that has been carrying their line since it opened. Frances May, 1013 SW Washington, 7 pm, free


Liza Rietz & Emily Ryan Trunk Show

The runway debut of designers Liza Rietz and Emily Ryan's new lines for fall and winter has already come and gone, but they are still getting on the Fashion Week action with a trunk show. Look for samples, off-the-rack pieces, and limited overstock from past seasons' collections, or get fitted for custom orders. The event also marks the first anniversary of Rietz working and selling in that location, and a simultaneous re-launch: The store was originally founded as Liza Rietz and a broken spoke, but the recent departure of former partner John Blasioli (who also no longer designs under the name a broken spoke in favor of eponymity), who bowed out of the studio/boutique space as of September 1. The newly christened store is called simply Liza Rietz, and will continue to serve as a design space and retail boutique dedicated to the Liza Rietz line. Liza Rietz, 2305 NW Savier, 1-4 pm, free