Press

16Aug 2018

Portland’s Fade to Light Fashion Show Features Emerging Designers Alongside Project Runway Winners A preview of designers at Fade to Light. BY SARAH DONOFRIO @sarahnicole_d Now in its sixth year, Fade to Light is one of Portland’s premier fashion shows. But it’s not just a typical runway show. It is, as the event is labeled, […]

18Jul 2018

Portland Fashion Institute is featured in the July 2018 Portland Monthly.  Reporter Natasha Tandler says “Whether you’re a novice taking your first steps or a seasoned veteran seeking supplemental skills, here are the schools, workshops, and websites to know.” The article describes PFI’s certificates, workshops and continuing education classes.  Natasha also writes about PFI graduate […]

01Oct 2016
fashion designer sharon blair on the cover of northeast neighbors magazine

“If you are even remotely interested in fashion and apparel, you must get to know local entrepreneur, designer and writer Sharon Blair, who lives and breathes it. She studied in Paris, founder her own clothing line, and currently owns and operates both Portland Sewing and Portland Fashion Institute, right here in Northeast Portland…” Northeast Neighbors […]

22Aug 2016

Portland Business Journal – AUGUST 22, 2014 | Matthew Kish Threads & Laces by Matthew Kish, Staff Reporter- Portland Business Journal Portland company’s classes will stitch the apparel industry together as manufacturing returns. Next month Portland Sewing and Sharon Blair will launch its most comprehensive series of courses yet for students interested in starting apparel […]

03Jun 2016
sharon blair pattern making at portland fashion institute

From Matt Kish/Portland Business Journal – Tuesday, June 14, 2016 OREGON GRANTS PORTLAND SEWING A CAREER SCHOOL LICENSE PORTLAND SEWING LAUNCHES PORTLAND FASHION INSTITUTE   PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Portland Fashion Institute announced that Oregon has granted it a license to operate as a career school. To celebrate, PFI is holding its first ever Portfolio show […]

03May 2016

Oregonian – April 15, 2012 Look for the Portland Sewing’s Fashion Forward Show to make the top 5 Hot List in the Oregonian’s Friday April 27 A&E section.  An advance story runs in today’s Oregon Live.According to reporter Kristi Turnquist:“Members of Portland’s fashion design community are well aware of Sharon Blair, owner of Portland Sewing and […]

29Apr 2016
unique clothing and fashion designs

Portland Mercury – April 29, 2016 | Cassie Ridgway  On Saturday evening, I had the honor to attend the fifth annual Portland Sewing: Fashion Forward Show, which is a capstone runway preview of the students who are graduating the Portland Fashion Institute program led by owner/director, Sharon Blair and other venerable instructors. The program is a multi-disciplinary […]

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