As we all know, Portland’s fashion community is just that...a community. It’s not a backstabbing, ruthless group of folks. Instead, there are countless events throughout the year that bring designers, retailers and creators together for the better.That’s why we love Portland Catapult, which is a fashion show for emerging designers that focuses on building community and recognizing local talent. Catapult has helped launch the likes of Ms. Wood, Amanda Grisham and Nelli Millard. These designers were able to expand their brand exposure and generate a forward motion with their businesses.The winner and runner up of Portland Catapult gets a pretty amazing prize package. The lucky designer will receive professional help from graphic designers to brand their line, build a website and start marketing their work. Models and professional photographers will be at their disposal. Local boutiques will be hosting a trunk show and selling their clothes. Basically, an emerging designers dream world.Portland Catapult will be held at the Left Bank Annex on November 9th and tickets go on sale November 1st. Local designers still have a few more days to apply, so get on it! Email PortlandCatapult@gmail.com with the subject line, Application. Designers will need to attach the most recent collection pictures and have to have a minimum of eight looks for the runway.
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