Vanessa Froehling

Destination Inspiration WORDS Kailla Coomes & Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Ali Megan Vanessa Froehling is a true artist who finds inspiration from emotions and experiences to create garments that speak volumes. In 2002, at age 20, she received her first sewing machine as a gift, and soon spent countless hours teaching herself how to sew.… Continue reading Vanessa Froehling

Tony Iyke

Bespoken In The City WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden MODELS Tony Iyke | Elizabeth Nguyen | Rachael Lenzini If you’ve been to a Portland fashion event in the last year or two, you’ve likely noticed Tony Iyke. Tall, dressed to the nines, exuding confidence, and probably wearing a suit with a complementing hat… Continue reading Tony Iyke

Elizabeth Mollo

The Different Face of Her WORDS Jyssica Yelas | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden In today’s world, technology, current events and political climate are huge influencers on how the fashion industry is both created and consumed. Transparency is essential as well as experiences that bond an audience to a brand, and if you don’t adapt quickly, you… Continue reading Elizabeth Mollo


PHOTOGRAPHY Choiyee Wong MAKEUP & HAIR Jodi Vaughn | Andrea Tolbert STYLISTS Andrea Tolbert | Mathieu Schmutzler MODELS Kristi Kawauchi | Shannah Dibb Shannah Coat: Samuel Dong  | Available At Monique’s Boutique in the Pearl Pants: Joe’s Jeans | Available At Sabina’s Style In the Pearl Kristi Pink Dress: Michelle Lesniak | Available At Anne Bocci Boutique in the Pearl… Continue reading minimalism

Tito Chowdhury

Runway Revolutionary WORDS Sam Aaron Baker | PHOTOGRAPHY Tim Sugden & Jeff Wong Anyone who follows fashion knows how quickly it can change, and there is nobody better to talk about fashion’s future in Portland than FashioNXT founder and executive producer, Tito Chowdhury. Making his way from Bangladesh to the states more than twenty years… Continue reading Tito Chowdhury

Raj Shah & Akhil Shah

Waterproof – of – Concept WORDS Kate DeWitt Raj Shah, co-founder of Ably Apparel and Filium technology, is no stranger to the textile and apparel industry. He and his brother Akhil Shah have launched a series of brands that have exploded in the marketplace, including Shah Safari, International News and MECCA USA. After over forty… Continue reading Raj Shah & Akhil Shah

Shea Wilcox

A Resonance of Roots written by Jen Namba photographed by Tim Sugden It is a perfect summer day in Juneau, Alaska. Sweeping, snow-capped mountains tower above a crystal sea, beckoning tourists from their cruise ship balconies. Just off the pier, the sweet smell of fresh crab, the hum of friendly conversations, and the easy atmosphere… Continue reading Shea Wilcox

Sarah Donofrio

One Imaginary Girl written by Courtney Tait | photographed by Joshua Lee Burnett For fashion designer Sarah Donofrio, inspiration comes in bursts. Her newest collection, shown on opening night of Portland’s FashioNXT and featuring a playful mix of pattern, color, and separates, came to her in a vision. “I sat down in one day and… Continue reading Sarah Donofrio

Andrea Moore

A Designer Emerges, with MOORE written by Courtney Tait | photography by Tim Sugden As a young girl growing up in the woods of a tiny town in New Hampshire, fashion designer Andrea Moore used scraps of fabric she found around her house to sew dresses. “My mom recalls I made a dress out of… Continue reading Andrea Moore