Portland, September 20th. This fall, Portland Saturday Market hosted its first ever charity fashion show with a DJ dance party  feel. The stylish event at the Bossanova Ballroom was an eclectic showcase of the original work created by market’s independent designers.  It was a benefit for Portland Old Town Arts & Cultural Foundation.
Here’s a video of the fashion show:

The show concentrated on fourteen local designers: Mugwump, Bella Sisters, Orox Leathers, Yed Omi Jewelry, Amy Dotts, Rythmatix, Cygnet Silks & Red Wizard Arts, Amy Wing, Maru Silks, Shabby Knapsack, Perfekt Tension, Hat People and Flood Clothing. Fashionista’s, Hipsters, and everybody in-between viewed the fashion forward trends that make up the Portland Saturday Market.

Amy Dotts

Amy Dotts

Cygnet Silks

Cygnet Silks

Flood Clothing

Flood Clothing

“Hustle & Bustle is an opportunity to experience the modern styles coming out of the Portland Saturday Market in a traditional fashion show setting. The boutique qualities of these designers aren’t muddled down by the distractions of the weekend Market. Portland is quickly conquering the nations fashion scene and Portland Saturday Market is an ideal venue to find local fashion artists,” explained Reid Decker, Marketing Manager.
Guests meandered through installations of other Market artists, listening to the cool tunes of Mr. Wu (http://soundcloud.com/mr_wu) and sampling chocolates, and other fine desserts from the Market. The event continued with a runway show of contemporary PSM designers showcasing their latest creations. At the end of the fashion show the audience enjoyed a “Transitional Groove Performance by: inLOVE”: leading directly into a late night high energy dance party featuring GlobalRukus (http://soundcloud.com/globalruckus) and Icarus.

All net proceeds  were donated to Portland Old Town Arts & Cultural Foundation.

About the Beneficiary:

Portland Old Town Arts & Cultural Foundation: supports the creation and presentation of significant works of art, as well as activities that preserve and promote the cultural identity of Portland neighborhoods and peoples. We believe an important contribution to the cultural life of our area lies in empowering independent local artists to bring important works before the public.

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