Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Portland Designer: sword+fern jewelry

If you weren't aware, Portland has a slew of amazing designers. Emily Baker, of sword+fern, is among that group - she is one cool chick and it's very easy to see that when checking out her jewelry. Today I was excited to learn of an upcoming event where she and 24 other designers will be featured.

"On Sunday, October 18th, over 25 independent designers will descend upon the Ace Hotel to showcase their talents in the rooms of the 2nd floor, for a fashion showcase called Content, among them the talents of Sword + Fern.

Emily creates her work in her small studio and store in the inner east side of Portland, but takes her inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including nature, art history, and politics.

Content, the event created by a local collective called How We Develop, is an affordable and unique alternative to the more mainstream and inaccessible Portland Fashion Week. Independent clothing designers, and other artisans will be representing Portland’s passionate and varied design community. Milliners will present their work alongside a number of fashion and accessory designers whose speciality run the gamut, to create a stimulating atmosphere.

Since opening her shop and studio a year ago, Baker has found slow and steady success from all walks of life. Her work has been noted on a number of popular blogs, such as design*sponge, etsy, and featured in Levi’s and Frye Boots’ S/S 2010 ad campaign, as well as the new Yacht video, “Psychic City”. Baker is grateful and excited for her positive reception so far."

sword+fern is located at 811 E Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214

WHEN: Sunday, October 18th, at the Ace Hotel, 5-10pm, $10, buy tickets


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