Post No. 3

Last week a select group of Portland buyers, fashion editors, and clients converged in a mid-century modern chalet-style home in SW Portland to view upcoming spring/summer 2016 collections by Alexa and her fellow designers Kate Towers and Howard. Located in a heavily wooded neighborhood, the home's floor to ceiling windows and warm wood details served as the perfect backdrop for the brunch presentation. Enjoying mimosas, cold-brew coffee, bacon wrapped dates and homemade pumpkin bread with spiced butter attendees chatted happily until the doorbell rang, signaling the start of the show. Up first, Alexa Stark.

As the models entered through the front door, they performed a piece created for Alexa by performance artist Sidony O'Neal as part of their walk. Focusing on breath to express the interconnection between all of us and the surrounding world, models showed their breath by blowing softly on the hair which had been draped in their faces for that purpose. Overall the piece brought attention to the juxtaposition of our interconnection while being present; more specifically, being present in your garment which becomes an extension of you in the world. 

As promised, here are photos of Alexa's upcoming collection as seen during RESIDENTS ...

Posted on November 23, 2015 .