FashionNXT Presents China Moments
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Tito Chowdhury, former executive director of Portland Fashion Week, launched FashionNXT in 2012. Chowdhury, who spent more than 15 years at Intel as a design engineer, has created a new runway experience by combining technology and fashion.
The four-day celebration features collections by the top three finalists of FashionNXT’s Wearable Technology Fashion Competition, and designers from Portland, including Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak, as well as Los Angeles, Seattle, Peru and China.
After the runway shows, FashionNxt hosts after-parties at The Benson Hotel (Oct. 8), and the Brewery Block (Oct. 9-11) starting at 10 p.m.
Day 1: China Moments
China Moments kicks off the opening night of FashionNXT, featuring garments by top designers from Shenzhen, China.
Lu Yu graduated with a Fashion and Art Design degree and soon after, founded Maison LuYu in 2009. Expect to see trendy urban businesswear, such as polished tie-waist black and gray coats with deep pockets, and quirky, animal-printed dresses and shorts.
Song Hong, CEO and designer of brand CASHMERE, will be showing a collection of cozy sweaters, fur outerwear, and scarves made of (you guessed it!) cashmere.
Hong Kong-based Nganlok gives young designers a chance to create unique and affordable fashion specifically for China’s middle class. Kai Yeung Yao and Yuanyuan Ji, two designers of Nganlok, will present their spring/summer 2015 collection to Portland audiences.
Buy tickets to the opening night of FashionNXT here.
FashionNXT, Station Place, NW 9th Street & Northrup Avenue. Pearl District, 97209
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