Modified Style Fashion Show

The Modified Style fashion show is right around the corner--May 16th!  It will be held this year at the Jupiter Hotel and tix are available through  Read on to find out more about the fantastic event!

Mod style flyer This May, over 50 designers take to the stage for Modified Style to showcase their designs in an effort to raise funds and awareness for three local non-profits.

Modified Style is not your typical fashion show--in addition to incorporating sustainability into every aspect of the event, the creators are using the fashion as a platform to raise awareness among their peers about local charities.  The brainchild of two local ladies, Andrea Fretwell and Janessa Philemon-Kerp, Modified Style was inspired by a smaller version in Seattle a few years ago. These ladies decided to bring it home to Portland in 2009 and are approaching their second year with their successful event. Ms Philemon-Kerp says their main goal is "to show people in our age group--late twenties and early thirties--how easy it is to donate to charities. And we want people to have fun while doing it." 

In addition to raising money and awareness for Sisters Of The RoadOut to Pasture Farm Sanctuary and Caldera,the organizers aim to inspire confidence in men and women who haven't necessarily ever designed before. "Learning how to sew for Seattle's Modified Style really inspired me; if I can learn how to sew, anybody can." Ms Fretwell says. She's passionate about the "volunteer designers unlocking their potential. So many people don't know what they're capable of until they accomplish something new." 

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This year Modified Style's fashion show takes place on Sunday, May 16th. With music by DeeJay BeLo, a raffle and a chance to buy your favorite creation at the Silent Auction, this event looks like a fantastic way to spend an evening while helping some great causes.