Are you a designer looking for a fun way to give back?  Have you always dreamed of being a designer? Do you find yourself drooling over crazy-cool patterns and textures of fabric, or fantasizing about being on Project Runway?  Modify Style is seeking established and aspiring designers to participate in our tenth annual fundraiser fashion show - no design or sewing experience necessary - just a creative urge and a desire to learn!  


If you're interested in sewing, creativity, fashion, raising money for awesome  nonprofits and having a rockin' good time at a fashion show, then Modify Style's Fundraiser Fashion Show is the event for you!


In 2019 we are dividing the competition into five categories: Youth, Amateur, Professional, Professional Collection, and ReFashion. Using recycled and donated fabric (provided by Modify Style, with help from Bolt Fabric Boutique’s fabric fundraiser event), volunteer designers have approximately 8 weeks to create innovative yet wearable fashions that are showcased during our annual runway show. With sustainability in mind, our designers are challenged to use as much of the provided fabric as possible to design a full outfit. Designers in the Youth, Amateur, Professional, and ReFashion categories create one look per participant, while designers in the Professional Collection category create four looks per participant. 

Men’s, women’s, or children’s attire – we love to see it all! Add notions, make accessories, add necessities - have fun with it! Models (provided by you) of all ages, body types, and personalities prep with our talented hair and makeup team before walking, dancing, or shimmying down the runway. Your design will then be put up for auction and proceeds donated to local Portland charities. 


1. Complete our online registration form below by April 15th and submit payment through the Register Now button. Social media accounts are not required but they help us promote you as a designer. Everyone is welcome to participate, so if you have difficulties paying please email for scholarship options. Designer donations help cover a portion of the expenses for the cost of the room, equipment rental, and other incidental costs related to the event.


Category Stipulations​

  • Youth: Participant must be under 18. Guardian supervision is permitted with the construction of the garment. Participant will create one look. Youth Category is full

    • $30 Donation

  • Amateur: Clothing design experience is not required. Have you ever sold a garment that you made? If the answer is “yes” you might want to consider registering as a professional designer. Participant will create one look. 

    • $40 Donation

  • Professional: Clothing design experience is required but does not have to be your primary source of income. Participant will create one look.

    • $60 Donation

  • Professional Collection: Clothing design experience is required but does not have to be your primary source of Income. Participant will create four looks.

    • $75 Donation 

  • ReFashion: Anyone can participate in our new ReFashion category! Stretch your creative chops when you receive a selection of used garments and see what you can make! ReFashion Category is full

    • $50​ Donation

2. Attend our Designer Meetup & Fabric Distribution Party on Saturday, April 20th. Pick up your fabric at 2pm and stick around to meet your fellow creatives!

3. Pick a model - we provide fabric, hair and makeup, you provide the model! Partner with a friend, a family member, or a complete stranger who’s walk you’ve always admired! If you need help finding a model let us know, we can help. 

4. Send us a bio of up to 1,100 characters and a square-shaped headshot by

May 7th.

5. Have fun with it! Send us photos of your design in progress if you'd like and tag us on social media with #modifystyle2019.

6. Dress rehearsal - You and your models will arrive at the Crystal Ballroom for a walk-though on Wednesday June 12th. You will bring your completed garment(s) at this time and leave them for our judges to inspect. 

7. Fashion Show!!! - Thursday June 13th at the Crystal Ballroom. Hair and Makeup will begin early in the day so make sure your models are available if you would like to use our professional team.


Additional rules, guidelines, judging criteria, and further information will be emailed to designers in response to their registration. Please add to your address list and check your spam folder if you do not see an email within five days of registration.

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We send a lot of detailed information via email so it's very important for you to receive and read these emails to ensure the show goes smoothly.


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