Monday: Tour and explore the adidas MakerLab, and make your own t-shirt! Designers in footwear, apparel, and makers of all kinds are invited to peek into the adidas brand, work in their creative studio, and learn how sportswear is made. Drop in and explore define: Material, where you’ll find an exhibition of material studies by local designers.
Tuesday: Start your day with The Fattest Gap in Design, where you’ll get a framework for designing for every body type, and incorporating size-inclusive design across all fields. In the evening, join a panel discussion at Ecotrust, Connecting Threads: Rebuilding Our Domestic Apparel System, where you'll hear from those striving to build local production for the industry, from “farm to fiber.”
Wednesday: Browse fashion and collaborative home accessory designs from Portland designer Adam Arnold at Canoe's open house, with a presentation at 5:00pm. Attend “Sport, Meet Fashion” at Unparalleled Design Workshops, where you’ll get to design your own sport/fashion mashup (à la Justin Timberlake’s togs at Super Bowl LII).
Thursday: The architecture and fashion collaboration at PICA is not to be missed: Comfortable? Fabric and the Threshold of Shelter. There you'll tour a spatial structure where you’ll find wearable sensors incorporated into the design.
Friday: Make it an evening of Open House hopping in Southeast Portland. First stop at Ellumiglow—the folks there are excited to meet with local designers to incorporate lighting into fashion products. Then bounce between Bothwell + Lemay Studio and The Wardrobe Department PDX for some cross-disciplinary inspiration. Check out Polara Studio, a commercial photo and video studio. You'll also want to make a stop at Construct for the multi-room fashion installation by the women owned shops and studio spaces at 811 E Burnside.
Saturday: Take in the 2nd Annual Sustainable Fashion Forum to connect with fashion industry professionals and insiders. You’ll learn about the obstacles and opportunities surrounding the effort to create ethically made and fashion-forward clothing.