Sunday, November 1, 2009

INVASION'S Fashion First



October 16, 2009 -- Portland has just recently begun to claim success on the fashion map. Over the past few years there have been several successful fashion weeks including several celebrated local designers.

Shane Stark, owner of Invasion Nightclub & Lounge, 412 SW 4th Avenue in downtown Portland, wanted to connect with the fashion scene and recruited Lisa Taylor and Joshua Ryan to put together a series of fashion shows showcasing local talent as well as retailers. The team decided to create a fashion show event on First Thursday’s to tap into the art walk tradition and, hopefully, add a fashion aspect.

“We plan to use local talent across the board and focus on providing all parties involved with an opportunity to build their portfolio’s and network with other like minded individuals.” Lisa Taylor, stylist and event coordinator for the events

Each Fashion Show will celebrate local designers and incorporate local retailers in order to provide the audience with fashions that are currently available for purchase. Each month’s show will be themed. The theme for the first show is a “Goth Fashion Tribute to the Twilight Saga: New Moon.” The event has been designated an official Twilightpromotional event and several pairs of tickets will be given away to the Portland Premier of the movie, New Moon, starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Future themes include resort wear, vintage, and a pet fashion show.

Invasion’s inaugural Fashion First show will take place on November 5th at 9pm and follow each first Thursday throughout the 2009-2010 calendar year. The events will be held at Invasion Nightclub & Lounge in downtown Portland.

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