OREGON (Next door to Salem Oregon) at Renaissance Hotel (formerly
Wittenberg Inn) 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE Saturday May 17,
This year the theme for the Iris Festival is “ACTS OF KINDNESS” so we
are joining forces with the
Keizer Community Food Bank which epitomizes kindness. A
documentary of the making of the fashion show will air on CCTV.
We know that designers
need as much lead time as possible. The official Iris Festival
site is still displaying last year's Festival information SO THIS IS THE
SITE TO BOOKMARK to get the latest updates on this year's 2008 show.
OF THE FASHION SHOW: (After
reading the overview you can click on the DESIGNERS tab or MODELS tab to
enter the event.)
Since designers will be invited from everywhere, the event will consist
of a series of mini shows. Each designer (or group of designers)
will be asked to submit a video DVD to preface their segment of the
show. It can be as simple as a name or logo or it can be artsy,
contain a designer interview, or a projected backdrop theme while
presenting on the runway, or a narrative describing the clothes as the
models present. -- anything you want to do. This is a venue for
designers to actually do the mini show of their dreams. Supply
your own music etc. We must get everything in advance so we can
assemble a smooth flowing show and print an impressive program.
E-mail promo material to
Designers may bring their own models or if you would like to be a model
and have no designer or if you are a designer without models, contact
Sylvia (503) 585-0276
FoodForFashion Show The plan is to have hair and make-up done on
site by make-up artists before the show.
There will be a fashion a photographer present to photograph the event
and the winner of the KIFFI (Keizer Iris Festival Fashion Icon) will get
a free shoot. Others can buy their photos if they like.
There will be other sponsor awards too.
Designers can use the event to promote themselves any way they choose.
There will be a very nice program the designers can utilize. And
the community television station will air the event in several time
slots. Copies of the show will be available for a price.
Designers can take it home to their own local networks. There will
also be internet exposure with all designers credited.
An area will be provided at the event the for the designers to offer
prototypes and take orders if they want. We will try to provide
one mannequin per designer (or group of designers) and dress racks.
The KIFFI (design varies slightly each year) will be awarded to the
designer whose creation impacts the judges the most.
The one DESIGN will get the award--not the designer per se. Last year
there were also awards for workmanship etc. but this year the KIFFI is
the ONE to win. We want something SPECIAL that the newspapers will
pick up for promotion for next year. Press releases will be
distributed and you may also release your own.
There is NO FEE for DESIGNERS to participate. Throughout the day
(before the main designer show) stores and businesses
may Rent-The-Runway for $100. (Last year one entrant rented the
runway to show her vintage store items during the day and then showed
her own creations later in the designer show.)
There will be little sponsor gift bags for the models and judges.
Small items from the designers are welcome but not mandatory
Contact Sylvia (503) 585-0276