When I was asked to MC the Portland FUSE, a charitable event for Portland Fashion Synergy, I was honored to do so. I had no idea when I agreed to do the show that it was an international fashion event that would be seen around the world!
The delegation arrived in Portland, Oregon from China this week to visit with Oregon apparel giants Nike and others and discuss collaboration opportunities for Chinese and Portland fashion professionals. The visit culminated in a fusion of two global fashion networks in an event of international proportions last night at the Portland FUSE event.
Along with the Chinese delegation, elected officials from Oregon and Portland's fashion elite had front row seats to a design event that featured Chinese and American collections. Attendees had a chance to bid on pieces from the collections donated by the designers, as well as win a trip to Bejing in a silent auction held after the show.