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April 28, 2016

A smattering of the thrify, fantastic designs from St. Vincent de Paul’s upcycled fashion show Metamorphose April 23 at Hi-Fi Music Hall

(1) Designer: Renne Phillips/VaVaVie • Model: Desiree Noir

(2) Designer: Renne Phillips/VaVaVie • Model: Amelina Dawning

September 24, 2015
Designer Vanessa froehling (second from right) with Rachel Ruiz (left),
Rachel Matagora (in Snake dress) and Kymberlee Meyers wearing Fraulen Couture;
makeup by Desiree Kuenkele; hair by Ashley Newport.
Photo by Todd Cooper


June 11, 2015

Like downtown Eugene itself, the “Sidewalk to Catwalk” runway show grows each year, showcasing new faces and businesses. 

“It’s going to be at least 200 looks,” Grace McNabb says. McNabb, through her fashion event production company Silver Lining Productions, is co-organizing the event with the city. “This year a lot more people are involved.”

October 16, 2014

“The venue, the venue, the venue,” Eugene Fashion Week co-producer Grace McNabb says, laughing. “We christened that venue this weekend.”  Despite the power going out in the hair and makeup room on Saturday, McNabb says EFW, which ran Oct. 6-12, went off without a hitch, and part of that success was the new location at the Ninkasi Administration Building in the Whit. With the runway butted up against a climbing wall, local models sashayed in lingerie, ready-to-wear and avant-garde lines.

October 9, 2014

With Eugene Fashion Week in full swing, EW thought it high time to catch up with one other Eugenean making a name in the world of fashion: Eugene native Korina Emmerich. The now Brooklyn-based designer is currently a finalist on season 13 of the popular design competition reality show Project Runway, where she has been spinning out a distinctly Pacific Northwest style. With the show’s finale airing Oct.

October 2, 2014

Hot on the trail of Portland Fashion Week, the 5th annual Eugene Fashion Week (EFW) is upon us and much has changed since its humble beginnings. New venues, new faces, new lines and new ideas will pop up Oct. 6-13 across downtown and the Whit. The week kicks off with a meet-and-greet where the public can rub shoulders with local designers, stylists, makeup artists, photographers and shop owners 6 pm Monday, Oct. 6, at Belly, 30 E. Broadway. Here’s a runway rundown of what’s new and what you shouldn’t miss at EFW 2014.

The Turquoise City

July 3, 2014

Nothing says ’Merica like star-spangled hot pants. 

Allison Ditson flips through a stack of her handmade garter shorts and swimwear while Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” fills her warm attic studio. Fabric is draped over every nook and cranny — in stars and stripes, neons and florals, glittering golds and black mesh — making the cozy space look like the shared dressing room of Wonder Woman, Betty Grable and Katy Perry.

May 8, 2014

Nothing makes art come alive like seeing it strut down the runway. Sunday, May 4, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art hosted St. Vincent de Paul’s Metamorphose Upcycling Design Challenge — in a nutshell, Eugene’s own Project Runway. Ten designers had eight weeks to transform $40 worth of materials from SVdP into three catwalk-ready looks — Ready-to-Wear, Evening, Designer’s Choice — to be judged by a panel of local fashion-forward celebrities. Here are the winners by category, plus an EW pick.

November 27, 2013

On Nov. 20, The Redoux Parlour and Grrrlz Rock joined forces at Territorial Vineyards to host a sold-out fundraising event to kickstart Eugene’s up-and-coming garment production house, Silver Lining. Territorial’s back room dazzled with lights (which looked especially cool against a backdrop of wine barrels), music, chatter and the latest in local fashions from Sweet Skins, Revivall, Sew Fresh, Stitches by V, Kendra Grace, Sparkle Glitter Glow and Taylor Made (who ended the show with one hell of a maternity dress — see no. 11).

May 17, 2012

There is sartorial talent galore out Cottage Grove, and local fashion mavens, clotheshorses, slink-a-bees and sex kittens would be fools to miss Arcade Theater’s 6th-annual Fashion Show, which will bring together 14 of the Grove’s best threadheads for an extravaganza of design, DJing and flashing cameras. An opening night fundraiser takes place Thursday, May 17, at Opal Center & Arcade Theater (513 E. Main St., Cottage Grove), followed by 7:30 pm shows all weekend, May 18-20. Tickets at door; prices, times, details & such at 505-4099. 

May 2, 2012

Allihalla by Alli Ditson

Man shorts by Jeremy Covert

Shady lady by Annie Rupp

Revivall clothing by Laura Lee Laroux

Spandex Body + Richard Quigly by Marcia Knee