Earlier this month, I attended the Portland Mercury’s ‘Open Season’ fashion show as a writer for Fashion Fair PDX. If you couldn’t attend this event, take a moment to review my article titled ‘Most Wearable and Favorite Styles from OPEN SEASON‘.
From my bird’s-eye view from the balcony at Bossanova Ballroom, I counted at least 300 of Portland’s fashion-curious audience surrounding the runway by half past 8 o’clock. Last Friday was The Portland Mercury’s 7th annual Open Season fashion event, sponsored by Vitamin Water Zero. With so many talented designers showing on this year’s runway, this event offered viewers a strikingly beautiful fashion bouquet to kick off the spring season.
Here, I will highlight some of my favorite outfits from the show, and showcase the most wearable styles for the everyday fashionista.
If you’re a fan of casual, almost preppy Americana-themed fabrics, designer BRIDGE & BURN offers a snazzy long-sleeved, button-up tunic with grey vertical stripes that can be worn over jeans, leggings, or by itself as a dress. And the cute button-up shirt-dress is perfect for Sunday afternoons.