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Wednesday, February 26

"Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event

Featuring new collections from: Adelheid Bergin, Bad Wolf Clothier, Bryce Black, Emit, Garnish, The Ladies of Nashionland, Michelle Lesniak, Poema, SKPDX, Taruc, Wandering Muse, WWJJD

Music by DJ Gregarious | Hair by Oranj Studio | Make-up by Beau Monde

Backstage Afterparty in Lola's Room (on the second floor)

sponsored by Chambord, The Portland Mercury, 94/7fm, OSI Photography, Oni Press, Brown Dog Productions

7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show

All ages welcome (afterparty 21+)

Premier Front Row Seats: $40 | VIP Seats (2nd and 3rd Row): $25 | General Admission (Standing and Balcony): $12 advance, $15 day of show | Student Discount (Box Office Only): $10

Presented By: Elizabeth Mollo Productions

"Fade To Light" - A Multidimensional Fashion Event

Please note ticket options:
Premier Tickets: Guaranteed front row seat, access to the VIP lounge, and access to the exclusive Fade to Light Backstage Afterparty
VIP Tickets: Guaranteed seat in the second or third row (first come first serve), and access to the VIP lounge.

Twice a year -- in February and August -- the Crystal Ballroom plays host to a dynamic fashion show where each designer is encouraged to think outside the box regarding their runway presentation. Fade to Light aims to not just be a fashion show, but to be an experience that leaves the viewer with a solid understanding of each designer and the collections being shown. Fade to Light is also about fostering creative talent in Portland and helping that talent succeed in the working world of the apparel industry.


The first Fade to Light occurred in 2012 and was conceived by Elizabeth Mollo, whom heads the show as the executive producer. Fade to Light routinely showcases the work of both established and emerging designers within the Portland fashion community, including Project Runway winners and alums and graduates from The Art Institute of Portland and Portland Sewing‘s Fashion Forward Program.

Also, for every ticket purchased $1 will be donated to Camp KC, a fun and safe camp experience that includes swimming, arts & crafts, dance classes, nature hikes, ropes courses, and many other creative opportunities for kids ages 5 - 15 who are infected with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Camp KC is a free one-week camp at the Oregon coast that is supported through donations, small grants, and more than 50 volunteers. As a component of CAP's year-round Kids Connection program, Camp KC is a great opportunity for kids to spend a full week together, making new memories, and building trusting and supportive relationships. For more information visit Camp KC's website.

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