About the event
Please join the Regional Arts & Culture Council on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., along with some of the region’s most innovative design thinkers during our first annual celebration of equitable education, creativity in the classroom, and sustainable fashion benefiting The Right Brain Initiative.
Whether participants are novice creators or seasoned taste-makers, in our first annual runway show we invite both rookies and established designers/design teams alike to debut runway garments made from recycled materials and found objects. Whether glued or stapled, sewn or woven, each piece will display inventive form, unique style and a creative juxtaposition—shifting the materials from their original form into wearable couture.
Come for the fashion, stay for the reception-style fusion fare, tasty adult libations, whimsical post-show dessert and surprise guest performances as we celebrate The Right Brain Initiative’s 10 fantastic years of bringing arts integration into K-8 schools!
How it works
We at Right Brain believe creativity belongs to everyone, regardless of profession or area of expertise, so we invite artists and makers from all backgrounds, skill-levels and industries to participate in this one-of-a-kind experiment in fashion design. Those aspiring to join in the fun will be asked to submit a Call for Designers with final design concepts by June 30, 2017. The SHIFT selection committee will then curate the garments down to a selected list of designs. Please apply early to increase your chances of participation!
Not into designing a garment yourself? You can still support the cause by purchasing a spectator ticket and coming out to enjoy the show (online ticket sales begin July 5th)!
- June 1st – June 30th
Designers submit their Call for Designers
Any designer who submits a concept on or before June 15th will be entered to win a $250 gift card.
- July 5th
Final designs selected and participating makers notified on or before July 5, 2017
- July 6th – September 1st
Artists and makers construct their garments
- September 1st
Completed garment images and descriptions due
Each garment will be scored by panel of local celebrity judges during the runway show. Judges will award three cash prizes, and one designer or design team will be named Best in Show! The audience will also have the opportunity weigh in, as they nominate the first ever People’s Choice Award for the designer(s) of the year!
2017 SHIFT Design Prizes
- Best in Show: $1,000
- Runner Up: $500
- Third Place: $250
- People’s Choice Award: 2017 SHIFT Trophy
Have more questions, or interested in participating? Check out our Call for Designers and Contest Rules or contact Kate Fagerholm at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Tickets go on sale July 5 and all proceeds benefit The Right Brain Initiative.
Call for Designers
Want to submit a garment? Contest entry is free! Novices, rookies and seasoned designers are all encouraged to apply.
Deadline: June 30, 2017
5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Doors Open/VIP Entry
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
General Admission Entry
Food, drink, auction, activities
7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
The Right Brain Initiative
7:45 – 8:10 p.m.
SHIFT would not be possible without our amazing team of supporters.
SHIFT on PinterestCheck out the board to see our vision for the event!
General Admission: $45
(includes 2 drink tokens + food + show)
VIP Ticket: $100
(includes unlimited drinks + food + runway seating + VIP swag bag)
Tickets go on sale July 5th and all proceeds benefit The Right Brain Initiative.
The Leftbank Annex
101 N Weidler Street
Portland, OR 97227
Parking information: TBA