Interview: Eugene Fashion Week 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fashion Week is here. Models are hitting the runway Friday night for the over-21 lingerie show, wearing lingerie by local designers. Fashion Week continues Saturday with ready-to-wear and avant-garde, and then Sunday, the all-new boutique show. Grace McNabb, one of the three producers putting together this show, stopped by KEZI 9 … Continue reading »

Woman Creates Felting Fashion

EUGENE, Ore. — Bubble wrap, wool, soap, nylons and a swimming pool noodle; What can you make with those items? A Eugene fiber designer created felting fashion and her creations are hitting the runway at Portland Fashion Week. At lightning speed, Tylar Merrill can transform fabric into fashion. She’s been sewing since she was about … Continue reading »

Eugene Native Makes Project Runway Show

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene native is making her television debut as one of the contestants on the 13th season of “Project Runway”. Korina Emmerich now lives in New York City, but she grew up in Eugene. She actually auditioned a few years back and while she didn’t make the final cut, she continued to … Continue reading »

Sheldon to Host Runway for Relief

EUGENE, Ore. — Local high schoolers are hitting the runway Thursday night. It’s the first ever Runway for Relief, put on by students at Sheldon High School. The show, along with the entertainment, will raise money for Relief Nursery. Models will walk the runaway wearing clothes from Francesca’s, Buffalo Exchange, and shoes from Burch’s. “I’m … Continue reading »

Interview: Metamorphose Fashion Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Local designers putting on last-minute stitches for this weekend’s fashion show, Metamorphose. Ten designers each selected $40 worth of merchandise from a St. Vincent de Paul retail store and one hour to go shopping. The goal is to recreate wearable fashions using recycled materials. The fashions will hit the runway Sunday, May … Continue reading »

SVdP Transforms Discarded Clothes

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new line of products using discarded items to create new wearable looks. Watch the video above to find out how the nonprofit is generating a buzz in the local fashion industry.

Recycled Fashion Line at St. Vinnie’s

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is known for making one person’s trash, another person’s treasure but now they’re doing that with a twist. Mitra Chester isn’t your typical fashion designer. “These were made from damaged belts, leather belts. these are old vinyl LP’s. These were pants that maybe had some damage or were … Continue reading »

Thrift Store Challenges Local Designers

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local designers are gearing up for a fashion show, but they won’t be stitching together new designs. ¬†They’ll convert used clothing from St. Vincent De Paul into the latest runway fashions. It’s all part of the first ever Metamorphose Challenge. Designers shopped the racks of clothing at St. Vincent De Paul … Continue reading »

Eugene Fashion Week Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fashion Week kicks off Monday night. Organizers spent the day getting ready for the busy week ahead of them. They say this year they wanted to drive home the idea that fashion is for everyone, and they really want the event to be a true representation of the city. “It needs … Continue reading »

OSU Recognized for Fashion Design

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University is highly ranked on a national list, but it has nothing to do with the football team. Nope, we’re talking fashion. The school’s 104-year-old apparel, design, and merchandising program is ranked 16th on the top 20 list for fashion schools in the country. The placement by Fashionista.com noted the … Continue reading »