FASHION + TECHNOLOGY + Adventure
Pensole Design Academy
PENSOLE’s ‘learn by doing’ curriculum teaches students the entire design process: inspiration, concept-development, problem solving, color strategy, materials, prototyping, marketing, business, networking, branding, and professional development. Partnerships with MLab, the creative material resource for PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy, and FAAS, the Functional Apparel & Accessories Studio, round out the programing for this PNCA x PENSOLE Design Intensive.
Portland might be best known for it's food, coffee, and hipsters. But it is also a growing fashion hub supporting numerous local designers. For three years, my independent clothing brand, Machine Apparel designed for women who value a modern, minimal aesthetic but still craved a touch of hard edge and attitude. My goal was to create thoughtfully designed garments produced in small batches locally in my own studio.