Welcome to the Annual FashioNXT Week
Recognized by Portland Mayor as the Official Fashion Week of the city, and by TIME Magazine as #1 in the US outside New York
FashioNXT is a fashion week in the most contemporary sense, showcasing “what’s next in fashion”. Annually, in October (3rd-6th, 2018), FashioNXT week premiers the next season’s collections of extraordinary designers on the runway. What’s next in fashion is fashion-technology — wearables and 3D printed fashion, as well as the novel ways technology enables people to experience fashion. FashioNXT presents an innovative fashion experience in Portland, a city recognized globally for its “cool”.
In 2017 FashioNXT week, designers from all over the US and the world — as far as from Dubai, and as close as from Seattle, joined the most exciting designers from Portland. Project Runway winners, Portland’s own Michelle Lesniak and Seth Aaron drew the attention of the industry with their avant-garde creation. Inspired by Japanese sensibility, on his runway Seth Aaron launched the world’s first ready to wear designers collections of 3D printed shoes.
One of the most anticipating programs of FashioNXT Week is, the runway finale of UpNXT emerging designers accelerator as FashioNXT brings the industry experts to develop next generation of talents. The UpNXT Allstars shows will bring attention to the success-stories of the program, the only such initiative in the region.
Bespoke bridal has always been the most intimate way consumers engage with independent designers. Some of the most exciting independent bridal couture designers premier their new designs on our runway. Another engaging aspect of FashioNXT Week program is men’s and street-wear designers. Keep a close eye on the amazing fashion and technology accessories brands and apps both on the runway, and at the Plaza exhibits.
Enjoy your experience of what’s next in fashion.
As our commitment to inspire sustainable fashion, FashioNXT is a Clean-Energy and Water-Neutral event, courtesy of Bonnieville Environmental Foundation.
FashioNXT is committed to community support through fashion; supports non-profits Girls Inc of Pacific NW and Oregon Active.