Friday, May 1, 2009

Forecast Fashion Show 4/26/09

Here's a peek at the looks I sent down the runway at the Portland Mercury's annual fashion show. I had less than two weeks notice for the show, and since I could only do two looks, I wanted them to show a bit about what Reif Clothing is all about.

Photos courtesy of the WWeek flickr page:

These are garments that I might not necessarily release in a collection (well, at least not in their current form) but it was definitely fun to make some one of a kind pieces. You may notice the military theme, which some how or another seems to run itself through all of my collections subconciously. I have never been in the military, nor do I aspire to design military uniforms, but I find myself attracted to the functionality and thoughtfulness of the details of military garments. They are often sleek, minimal, and well placed. This is what I'm all about. I hate over done detail just for the sake of adding detail.

Also, is anyone else as obsessed with Jodhpurs as I am? I absolutely LOVE the knickers that Will is wearing, and I am happy with how the jodhpur-inspired mini skirt turned out. More on this latest obsession in another post.

Thanks to my lovely models, Will and Kathleen, for being awesome. You may notice that made a ladies top that not only was a floral print, but also had, gasp, RUFFLES. And you know what? I kinda like it. Actually, I really like it. This may be the start of a whole new era for Reif Clothing.

I'm going to take some detail shots of these garments soon, and you will also be able to purchase them on my etsy shop.

Ta ta, darlings!

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