Press

01Oct 2016

“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 […]

03Aug 2016

Oregonian/Oregon Live – August 24, 2016 Project Runway winner, Nike experts to share insider tips at Portland Fashion Institute “Listen up, aspiring apparel entrepreneurs: Portland Fashion Institute (also home of Portland Sewing) has announced its offerings for the fall term. In developing its curriculum, the school sought input from Adidas, Columbia Sportswear and Nike, as well as area […]

03Jul 2016

This Week’s Style EventsPortland Mercury | Elizabeth Mollo   The Portland Fashion Institute will host its first ever portfolio show. It will feature graduating and portfolio class students Eva Boryer, Jessy Burris, Amy Dotts, Bhumi Love, Clio Rebillon, Sarah Stronach and Karen Wilfred. Sarah Stronach just finished an internship with Holly Stalder at Haunt, so […]

03Jun 2016

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

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 […]

13Mar 2016

Portland Tribune – 05 May 2016 | Barb Randall Portland Fashion Institute is a hotbed of talent. The bar was set high April 23 as seven new designers from Portland Fashion Institute launched their lines in the fifth-annual Fashion Forward show. The audience, which included buyers, fashion enthusiasts, friends and family, enjoyed watching the models strut […]