Portland Fashion Week | USA, North America
Portland Fashion Week is the third longest consecutive running Fashion Week in the U.S. and is one of the Most Sustainably Produced Fashion Weeks in the world
Portland Fashion Week first emerged in 2003 to become the third longest consecutive running Fashion Week in the U.S. and is one of the Most Sustainably Produced Fashion Weeks in the world according to Book Moda the Runway Bible of the World.
PFW was also the first fashion show in history to present 100% sustainable fashion designs, as hailed by VOGUE Magazine, and is ”The Best Indie Fashion Week in the U.S.” as written about in TIME Magazine.
The mission of Portland Fashion Week is to enhance the region’s apparel design and retail economy by marketing Portland as the preferred platform from which to launch a sustainable apparel or accessory collection.
Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon. Portland is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, and its climate is marked by warm, dry summers as well as damp, cool-to-chilly winter days. This climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the “City of Roses”, with many rose gardens – most prominently the International Rose Test Garden. The city is also known for its abundant outdoor activities, liberal political values, and coffee and beer enthusiasm. Portland is home to the most total breweries and independent microbreweries of any city in the world. Portland is often awarded “Greenest City in America” and “most green cities” designations. Portland has a range of classical performing arts institutions (Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Portland Youth Philharmonic).
Portland Fashion Week