Portland Sewing has announced the seven designers set to be featured in this year's Fashion Forward show—all of whom are already working within the apparel industry and have produced new lines for the show with concentrations on growth in areas relative to their current experience. This show always yields interesting results—it's not exactly a student show as much as it is people in various phases of their career who've completed an intensive seminar. That said, it's still an opportunity to see new work from designers you're most likely unfamiliar with, and who have used the Fashion Forward program to collect their focus. Check out the names and brief descriptions of this year's crop, showing on Saturday, April 12, over on MOD.