Saturday, April 25
PFI 10th anniversary

Portland’s only fashion design school just became an accredited fashion institution. Portland Fashion Institute is ready to go nationwide! PFI wants to celebrate this news with you with a day of fun activities:

10 am – Laura Tempesta, TED talk speaker, Sports Bra Expert and Founder of Bravolution. Inventor, maker, patent creator and former Sports Bra Innovation Director at Nike, Tempesta wants to change the world one poorly fitting sports bra at a time. Tempesta was a co-conspirator in the founding of PFI.

11 am – Open House at PFI. Visitors learn to sew, pattern, draw, create couture plus help design PFI’s new headquarters through an interactive display.  Enter to win a brand new sewing machine.

1-5 pm – PFI’s fourth annual boutiques tour. Always a sold-out event for those who love Portland and want to know the best places to #shoplocal #supportlocal  Have fun & make Portland a market center for the apparel industry.  Includes snack & swag bag – plus store discounts.  Tour 20 boutiques in the Pearl District, East Burnside, Hawthorne, Alberta.


Portland Fashion Institute
Saturday, April 25.
Bravolution Talk 10-11 am
Demos & Design 11 am-1 pm
Boutique Tour 1-5 pm
Cost/Cost Options:
Talk, Demo & Design - Free Boutique Tour - $75 (includes snack & swag bag)
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Part of Design Week Portland 2020