Retaken – A Fashion Crawl

YES Art Works has partnered with people throughout the community for an art/fashion event, Retaken – A Fashion Crawl. Scheduled for July 6 during the First Friday Art Walk in Portland and organized by Mary Jo Marquis, Art Program Manager for CWS, the event enlists professional fashion designers and seamstresses from Atelier Stitch and other local businesses to assist artists with disabilities in designing and sewing fashions for the show. All the garments will be created from recycled or repurposed materials.

Laura Serino from the Fore Front Fashion blog will help get the word out and generate enthusiasm for the event prior to the art walk. Also joining in the fun are Head Games Salon and the Regency Salon on tap to do hair and makeup for the models presenting the designs.
Venues in the heart of the arts district along Congress and High Streets will host the fashions that evening, including Atelier Stitch, Lalo Boutique, The Merchant Company, and Material Objects. Each host venue will feature two models wearing the fashions, accompanied by the artist/designer to talk about the clothing. The designs will also be auctioned the night of the event so be sure to attend and support fellow CWS members!

A hand-stitched hat designed for the Fashion Crawl.
Designs from the YES Art Works studios provide the inspiration for the fashions.
Another set of designs waits to be transformed into a garment for the Fashion Crawl.
Earthly Delights Apron
The YES Art Works group works on the floral dress designed by Deb LeConte (seated).
Deb LeConte
"Floral Dress" by Deb LeConte
Hand painted fabric designed by Deb LeConte.