Alley 33 would like to thank the following sponsors:
The Make House for printing our posters
Beth Olson Design for our logo, poster and other design needs
Brett Superstar for our Clothing Swap Fundraiser fliers
Red Velvet Parlour for providing hair and make up for our models, as well as a dressing space during the event and a space for our after-party
A very special thank you to our Kickstarter sponsors:
Mike Donovan Hausler
Rita Hudson Evalt
T. Monique Patterson
We couldn’t have done this without you!
We are looking for more sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please fill out the following sponsorship form and send it to Cassie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alley 33 Fashion Event
July 23rd, 2011 :: 4pm NE 33rd Ave. Alley Portland Oregon
Press Contact: December Carson, founder of Siren Nation email@example.com
General Inquiries Contact: Cassie Ridgway, owner/designer of Mag-Big, LLC MagBig.Cassie@gmail.com
Sponsorship Coordinator: Amber Arquette, designer: Dress Up Alice firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alley 33 Fashion Event
This Fashion Show is about sustainability through local production. It is no secret that Portland has amazing apparel designers, but it is still an on-going effort to bring small production to the foreground as a palpable and qualified source for high fashion. We are curating over thirty designers with a wide array of garments from easy-fit casual wear to high couture. We celebrate Portland’s production designers, silk-screeners, up- cyclists, swimwear designers, dress makers, cobblers, and all of those who re-define fashion as we know it.
Why is it called, “Alley 33?”
What makes Alley 33 really stand out is its active occupation of an entire city street for the purposes of bringing Portland’s best designers directly to the public space. By building nearly a 60 foot run-way down the historic mural alley of 33rd ave, we present to our community a reason to celebrate local production. As more designers are signing onto our program, it is becoming more evident how special this event will be. It is the first of its kind, and Hawthorne is the perfect site for the collaborative efforts of those who define our cultural terrain through design and production.
Who are we presenting?
Over thirty designers from Portland, OR will be featured on our run way this year. These designers have looks that range casual easy fit, swimwear, lingerie, tailored, conceptual fashion, and high fashion. Our program merges themes of small production with experimental, high art fashion. We seek to inform our audience about as many facets of Portland design as emerge each year in a continually developing apparel design movement. From “upcycling” to new, locally sourced materials, as well as production teams working with new equipment and exciting processing techniques, we seek to present the broad spectrum of Port- land’s fashion industry.
Siren Nation, Breedom Public Sewing House, and Mag-Big Present The First Annual Alley 33 Fashion Event
Siren Nation, Mag-Big, and Breedom Public Sewing House have teamed up to pro- duce the First Annual Alley 33 Fashion Event. The show will be held on Hawthorne Blvd. at 33rd ave. on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011. We will be closing an entire city block to construct Portland’s first urban runway along the historic alley of 33rd ave adorned with the famous mural of literary figures. This event will include live music, a beer gar- den provided by Gold Dust Meridian, a silent auction, food carts, street vendors, and of course a runway show filled with Portland-Fashion’s finest.
Alley 33 was developed as a way to promote Portland fashion designers that are com- mitted not only to sustainable construction practices but also local production as a means of ensuring our city’s artists can find support in a strong, resilient economy.
About Alley 33’s Producers:
Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that showcases and creates per- formance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. It is the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art. Siren Nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. Siren Nation promotes and showcases the original work of wom- en artists by creating year round performance, exhibition and educational opportunities.
Mag-Big is a retail shop and art gallery for local designers located on 33rd/ Hawthorne Blvd. We are currently featuring over 225 artists from Portland, representing a wide array of apparel, jewelry, house ware, craft, and visual art. In addition to fostering such a huge community of production artists, our shop offers sewing classes, craft nights, DIY workshops, art openings, and many other exciting events.
Breedom Public Sewing House is a comfortable, stress-free space to learn the art of sewing. We’re committed to developing a community of skilled teachers and sewing enthusiasts that can share their techniques with oth- ers. It is imperative to us that the time-honored tradition of sewing reaches all ages and genders. Our Public Sewing House also allows patrons to rent out a machine by the hour for personal projects. We also sell locally made sewing notions and consignment items built by our teachers and students.
The Alley 33 Advisory Board consists of:
Cassie Ridgway, owner/designer at Mag-Big on Hawthorne December Carson, co-founder of Siren Nation Bree Perry, writer for Portland Fashion Weekly and owner of Breedom Open Sewing Studio Skye Blue, owner of Skye Blue Can Sew Elizabeth Mollo, Associate Producer at Portland Fashion Week, writer for Portland Fashion Weekly Marissa Sullivan, writer for Portland Mercury Fashion Blog and Thrillist Christine Mcknernan, owner of Chalk-let Bettie Newell, writer for Little Paper Cities (formerly, Handmade In Portland) Amber Arquette, designer for Dress Up Alice Designs Jenn Finn, painter and designer of Jenn Finn Designs Laurel Dickman, designer Avery Bloom, designer for Recession Clothing Beth Olson, photographer and graphic designer Beth Olson Design Courtney Amundsen, Lazy Lolita Designs Amy Theberge, Community Relationship Manager at American Cancer Society
Become a Sponsor
Alley 33 is under the fiscal sponsorship of Siren Nation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. We also respect the privacy of our donors. Your information will never be sold or shared with other parties.
All sponsors will be offered: -Brand Visibility -Presence on all our marketing collateral and networking devices -Links on our blog -VIP Access to event and exclusive after-party
Alley 33 Sponsorship Levels:
Cultural Herald: $10,000
• Full page in program • (if desired) exhibition table at event • 3 Banners produced and prominently displayed at event • 1 swag bag • Your logo placed on our website and relevant marketing material • Premium tickets to fashion show • Access to exclusive VIP after-party • Your logo on our step-and-repeat photo banner
Fashion Icon: $5,000
• Full page in program • (if desired) exhibition table at event • Your logo on our step-and-repeat photo banner • 1 banner produced and prominently displayed at event • 1 swag bag • Your logo placed on our website and relevant marketing material • Premium tickets to fashion show • Access to exclusive VIP after-party
• Full page in program • (if desired) exhibition table at event • 1 swag bag • Your logo placed on our website • Premium tickets to fashion show • Access to exclusive VIP after-party
Super Stitcher: $1,000
• Full page in program • 1 swag bag • Your logo placed on our website • Premium tickets to fashion show • Access to exclusive VIP after-party
In Season: $500
• 1/2 page in program • 1 swag bag • Your logo placed on our website • Premium tickets to fashion show • Access to exclusive VIP after-party
• merits on case by case basis
Sponsor agrees to pay our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Siren Nation, the amount of the chosen contribution upon execution of contract and to provide all artwork/information necessary, no later than June 25th, 2011.
• $10,000.00 • $5,000.00 • $2,500.00 • $1,000.00 • $500.00
• In-Kind Sponsorship Estimated Value __________________
Sponsor certifies that all material for advertising complies with all U.S. and state laws including, but not limited to copyright, licensing, and trademark. Furthermore, sponsor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Siren Nation, Mag-Big LLC, Breedom Public Sewing House LLC, and the Alley 33 Fashion Event organization, including their part- ners, employees, officers, students, and affiliates against all liability, claims, and ex- penses relating to the contract.
Company Name: __________________________________________________________ Company Address: _________________________________________________________ Name:___________________________________________________________________ Title: ____________________________________________________________________ Signature: _____________________________ Date: ___________________________
If submitting via mail, please send the completed sponsorship agreement
and payment post-marked by June 30th, 2011 to:
Alley 33 Fashion Event 3279 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214
Please make check payable to: Siren Nation (with “Alley 33 Fashion Event in memo line”); Your receipt with our tax deductible, tax I.D. Number will be sent promptly thereafter.
To pledge money to our Kickstarter fund, go to Alley 33 Fashion Event Kickstarter page