around portland : open season 2015 : altar

June 16, 2015

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The Portland Mercury’s Open Season fashion showcase started it’s 11th year with a bang last night. VGS fave boutique Altar wowed the crowd at The White Owl Social Club with over 40 looks – an impressive feat even when you take into account designers Cassie Ridgway and Rachel Rasmussen’s already prolific output.

Showing off updates of earlier spring pieces (sheers, jumpsuits, high-low tunics), there was also a good mix of new pieces for summer and fall, including their popular new swimwear line. There were so many looks in fact, the show was broken into four segments. Below are my pics of almost every look, I’m pretty sure I got all of them except the very first look as the show started a little unexpectedly (click each pic *twice* to see full size).

Spring/Summer 2015 –


Swim 2015 –


R. A. W. Textiles Collaboration 2015 –


Fall/Winter 2016 Preview –

Overall, the show was a definite crowd pleaser and many in attendance (myself included) were overheard talking about all the pieces they’re coveting. Once again, Altar showed that ethically made apparel can be both fashionable and affordable.

Follow @altarpdx on Instagram to keep up on their ever expanding House Line collection.

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See you tonight at The Doug Fir for Brady Lange!


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