[EDITOR'S NOTE! Each year since forever, I've polled an annual selection of Portland's fashion-related industry insiders to get their takes on the best and worst of the past year, from trends to cultural moments, local and well beyond. I'll be spotlighting some of those responses on the blog, and in the current issue of the Merc. Next up: Alyson Clair of Clair Vintage Inspired!]

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For shows, always Fade to Light and Alley 33. One of my favorite things of the entire year was the Socality Barbie Instagram. I am so ready for the look and aesthetic they hit on to be a thing of the past.

  • Socality Barbie via Instagram