This week’s collection is really a focus on one style or fabric, but more of a glimpse into the local Portland designer scene. I promise there is no hoity-toity here. So put down your guns and hold your breath, as I uncover surprisingly delicious designs. Feast your eyes on these lovely frocks as Portland designers bring sustainability and art together in a style savvy silhouettes.
Unexpected Remix: Julia creates one of kind wedding dresses by deconstructing vintage and recycled materials, an up-cycling process if you will. Crinoline, silks, vintage lace, caged hoop skirts and non-conventional fabrics (ie canvas from a fishing box) are used in an artistic and feminine manner. Find your dress inspiration and be a part of a living art installation. (Frocky Jack Morgan; $99-$2000).
Fearlessly Feminine: Elizabeth Dye is a talented designer that creates wedding dresses that seamlessly fit your body. Delicate detailing and handmade pieces makes the refined bride feel ethereal. Discover your inimitable show-stopper of a gown fit for a queen on any budget. (Elizabeth Dye; affordably priced)
Modern Romance: In Holly’s designs, the glamour of the silver screen are interwined with vintage fabrics and antiqued fabric trims. The reconstructed gowns featured in her inspiring collection of one of a kind or limited run designs. Make a fashion statement as you walk down the aisle in one of her fanciful frocks. (Holly Stalder; $265+)
Would you wear a custom gown for any occasion (not just a wedding) if it was affordable?