Friday, October 5, 2012

Remembering Fashion Week: Part 1

I can't freaking believe fashion week has arrived in Portland again, it seems like it just happened! Usually it is so cold and rainy when fashion week comes around, and the fact that there has not been any rain in weeks makes the timing feel weird, but ready or not, here it comes.

The organization has gone through some changes, the most prominent change of all being the name itself, which is now FASHIONxt. The runway shows will still pretty much be the same as in years past, but the plaza will have awesome high-tech lifestyle products.

My home at any fashion show is still backstage, that is my favorite place to be and I would not want to be anywhere else. Sure you probably saw all the runway photos last year, but most of the backstage photos have been hidden away on my laptop, until now. Here are my favorite backstage shots by Steve Kemper from PFW 2011 Day 2, which featured designs from adidas, Anna Cohen, Lenzanita, Ethos Paris, Avni, and Earthtec.

Make-up artist Abibat Durosimi with model Laura Kiechle.
Models Cupid Alexander, Tyson Nead, and Ron Clemens.
Model Megan Keller in a look by Lenzanita.
Abibat and Cupid.
Designer Anna Cohen (far left) with Kayla Rekofke (middle) and Erika Christensen (far right.)
Lead hair stylist Kira Pinski (middle standing) with hair team and model Sierra Quitiquit.

Model Nicole Schrock in a look by Earthtec.
Models getting ready for the show to begin.

Almost Showtime!
Model Valentino Lucas starts the show in a look by adidas.

Models getting ready during the Lenzanita segment.

Models Samantha Bondurant and Kristina Plummer in looks by Ethos Paris.

Models Mandi Kremer, Irina Dmitrieva, and Patience Haug in looks by Ethos Paris.
Model Kristina Plummer in a look by Avni with the designer.

Models Irina Dmitrieva and Sierra Quitiquit in looks by Anna Cohen.

Model Tiffany Luckcuck in the last look of the show, a collaborative design by Anna Cohen, Imperial Yarn, and Earthtec.

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