Festival registration is open! Design Week 2020 runs April 18–25.
Portland Fashion Institute purchased the building next to its main building in Portland’s Hollywood District. The building adds another 3,000 square feet to house a growing number of classes and students. To celebrate, PFI has joined with Design Week Portland to offer a FREE evening of tours, demos, talks and shopping.
The first floor of the building has been remade into a fabric store with everything from scissors and thread to silks and knits for apparel makers. The DWP Open House offers:
4-7 pm TOUR: Bring in this card for a 20% discount in our new fabric store. SWAG BAG with purchase. Enter to WIN a sewing machine from Montavilla Sewing Center. 60 years of Barbie – 100 designer fashions.
5-6 pm Free Demos. Patternmaking – Anne Swanson, freelance pattern maker Sewing the perfect zipper – Suzi Gurney, Mercantile Machine knitting – Lisa Silveira, Wandering Muse Fabric painting – Tricia Langman, Spoogi
6-7 pm Talk: How to make it as a fashion designer with award-winner Michelle Lesniak, Project Runway All Stars