I hope the "selfie" dies a quick death. This self-centered, "look at me," ego-driven bullshit is taking over people's lives. It's stupid, and warping people's sense of self-worth. I also hope people stop living their lives through their smartphone screen and start living it through their own eyes. I highly recommend going someplace outdoors, where it's quiet and you can be by yourself for a few hours and reflect on what's really important in your life. Finding inward satisfaction in your accomplishments instead of from a like button is much more rewarding. Make something for yourself, not for approval from your circle of "friends."—Sam Huff, creative director/co-founder, Cascadian Fabrications, Inc., tannergoods.com

Dreading the return of unwearable easter-egg pastels (especially lilac) in spring '14, but can't wait for all the ethereal white. Elegant, graphic pieces in black and white will elevate everyone's wardrobe. Looking forward to wide-leg trousers and less skinny jeggings. Loving the tea-length skirts and dresses. Metallic everything!—Sarah Wizemann, owner, Lille Boutique, lilleboutique.com

My prediction for 2014 is much more nationwide exposure for all the talented people in Portland! Building off of the many great successes and breakthroughs of the last few years, we have the momentum to put Portland and the Northwest on the map for art, music, culture, food, and so much more. The future has nothing but good things in store for the hard-working arts society of Portland!—Mark McGinnis, designer, The Incorporated, theincorporatedclothing.com

More leather, more love, houndstooth, permanent vacation, maximum pleasure.—Caesy Oney, owner/creative director, Draught Dry Goods, draughtdrygoods.com

One trend I hope will go away is the topknot. I am sick of seeing it, especially at shows when it obstructs my view—that shit is just rude. I am also looking forward to my new job working with Indie Ella, a company based in Portland that makes clothing from recycled silk saris. They just started making bags and soft home goods as well. Not many people in Portland know about them, and I am really excited to help grow the brand and help them establish more of a presence here in Portland.—Elizabeth Mollo, fashion show producer and Mercury contributor, elizabethmollo.com

I am predicting the Great Flip-Flop Shortage of 2014 will truly come to pass. I recognize that the flip-flop has its place in society and has proven itself on more than one beach excursion. However, the flip-flop has no place in downtown Portland on a cold, wet day in February. It is also not intended to be the little black shoe that matches any dress for a night on the town. Beet red, swollen wet toes ain't cute. I feel like society is ready to be enlightened. I'm hoping real shoes will be a thing in 2014.—Heather Sielaff, perfumer, OLO Fragrance, olofragrance.com

I'd love to see more of the work being done here, across many fields, start taking more risks (myself included). Generally speaking, there is a nice, clean, safe aesthetic often used here that, while pleasing, is beginning to feel a bit homogenous. I am also personally really excited for new beginnings.—John Blasioli, designer, johnblasioli.com

I'm fascinated as I explore style using social media, seeing the role technology has through the inundation of images. With the searches I do on Instagram, based on hashtags for scent, I've noticed perfume bottles on a wood floor is #perfume, #parfum, and #ρωμα's cross-language, across cultures. I wonder how individual style will develop as technology polarizes and flattens.—Julia Barbee, designer, artist, perfumer, juliabarbee.com

I want to see Portland embrace color. It may be my only wish of the year. Also, navy is not a color. Neither is mustard.—Brady Lange, designer, bradylange.com

2014 will be a dynamic year for [the] fashion industry. People's demand for quality and value will create a shuffle, and it will force entities to question their business strategies. Insurgence of technology in fashion, both in wearable computing and software, will put a lot of entities on both sides off-guard. This will impact fashion brands, technology companies, marketing companies, and fashion schools, and a new set of winners will emerge, which you will only see a very small sign of in 2014. Pearl District commercial property and restaurant/bar business owners will work together to give people a stronger reason to choose them over cheaper alternatives on the Eastside, with a view to reverse the current decline in traffic. Otherwise, one new apartment building and a hotel coming into the district this year will struggle to fully leverage this internationally acclaimed neighborhood. As a sign of a maturing industry and savvier clientele in Portland, consolidation of activities will be emphasized in the fashion industry in accordance with specialization, instead of every associated entity succumbing to the temptation of getting into owning a large show production. This will enable specialists to better focus on presenting excellence in their area of expertise without distraction. Fashion brands will make, market, and sell fashion products/services, media will critique, and business associations will enable collective benefits for its members. If they want to leverage a good quality fashion show for brand-building purposes they will get the fashion show producers, marketers, and consultants to do the job better. Look for pleasant growth stories from entities that have used 2013 to put their ducks in a row: Pendleton's Portland Collection. With the new CEO hired in 2013, and a restructured design team, the market will see some cautious change coming out of the company, which has continued to capture young people's fascination with its patterns, fabric, and roots. The market will see a few (yes, only a few) breakaway wearable-technology products that will get positive reviews from fashion critics. FashioNXT programs will make Portland more visible to the world, and create more opportunities for connecting design talents to their relevant demography.—Tito Chowdhury, executive producer, FashioNXT, fashionxt.net

Androgyny was heavy on the runway, brought to us most particularly by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent in both menswear spring 2014 and women's RTW 2014. Teddy boy/girls were on his mind this year. Also, androgynous models made headlines: the likes of Andrej Pejic and Willy Cartier, to name a few cutting into the mainstream either through shows and cover shoots, or in Willy's case being hiphop star Frank Ocean's rumored lover. Then there's Carmen Carrera, who according to Vice is "transforming fashion" (get it?). The model, 28, wants to be the first transgender model to become a Victoria's Secret Angel, and she's got a very good chance—more than 44,000 fans have signed an online petition for her to be just that. Whether you're a tomboy or tomgirl, no matter. It's looking like fashion will accept you, or at least here's hoping it'll catch on in 2014.—Marissa Sullivan, blogger, portlandspretty.com

In 2014 it's all about mixing things up, and I'm not talking "high/low" blah, blah... I'm talking really making an outfit your own by deciding where you want to take it through your personal creative inspiration. In fashion we are all influenced and inspired by what we see and how it is presented, but what keeps it fun is how everyone has a different personal take on what they want to wear based on whatever is important to them. Miuccia Prada has been a great example of this—we see Prada taking color, fabrics, and aesthetic outside of the comfort zone and it looks good! That's where fashion is truly going in 2014: a place where we can define and refine personal style to suit our own creativity. In beauty, I love the direction that some makeup artists have been going where they are featuring a nude face. Fuck makeup! It's fun to do a little bit sometimes but simplicity is the best. Let's take a step away from the mirror and love the way we look without a lot of makeup.—Bree Goertzen, sales associate, Odessa, odessaportland.com

More menswear, please! Less cat-themed clothes. I realize I'm in the minority here, but I'm a dog person.—Connie Wohn, events producer, instagram.com/ladyconnie

[In 2014 I hope to stop seeing] human ass crack in front of me when I'm riding my bike (World Naked Bike Ride excepting). Or standing up in front of me at a Blazers game. Actually, I never want to see another pair of cheaply made, ill-fitting jeans on anyone ever again. Male, female, or any letter of the alphabet. Is that too much to ask? There is one person who can make this happen for the human race and he is fortunately among us at present. Kanye, if you actually CAN do for pants what Steve Jobs did for electronics, why are you holding back, buddy? Now's the time.

I hope that some of the other looks Portland is capable of will develop and gain popularity in the path Pendleton paved (and continues to pave). This system of small, independent designers slaving away to establish a clear voice and then teaming up under an umbrella of more power, money, and reach seems to be a good one here. Nike or Adidas or Columbia should take note. Like, I want to see some of our colorful skater style or sleazy Northwest-underbelly-type stuff done in an artistic way. White-trash minimalism. Or a really disciplined treatment of Astorian Victorian. Or some kind of unique Northwest brand of hiphop style. I personally am not a huge hiphop or rap fan as far as music goes, but I do know Portland has a scene and you can notice quality/freshness without being a fan. I hope it gets more attention and the way some of these guys rock their style becomes more visible. A lot of them grew up here and have something interesting to offer. We're small and situated in a drippy, dark forest, but Portland is a city after all. We have some inklings of urban subculture beyond lumberjack. Let's play it up.—Caitlin McCall, designer, Quick Study Clothing, quickstudyclothing.com