Designer Interview: You Can Stay Clothing

Rosalee Rester, returning Fringe Fashion PDX gives us insight into her world. Short and sweet. Lets have her work fill in the blanks...

What makes your collection stand out?

Mismatched Garanimals with deviant art. 

What inspires/drives you to create? 

Selfishly, it’s the most fitting (get it?) way I know how to communicate or share myself with others.

What does fashion mean to you?

Wearable art that helps people recover from dissociative disorders.


Photographer: Joe Stone @joestonephotog

Designer: Rosalee Rester @youcanstayclothing

Accessories: Doc Martens Shoes @docmartensshoes

HMUA: Kelsey Mishler @irisfxmuah

Studio: Dan’s Studio

Assistance: Nicole Kitchi @nicole_kitchi , Siobhan Roche @v_603 , Dan Webb (lighting) @danwebbphotography


Fringe Fashion Show & Pop Up expands to two nights this year as we explore the world of risqué avant-garde fashion the first night and present an experimental experience in fashion and shop the second night.

Night One:

Night Two:

Fringe was borne from a single spark of inspiration between two creative soulmates. Designer Sloane White and photographer Tom Lupton recognized a need for a completely inclusive fashion show in Portland. They quickly assembled a team of other creatives and from there, the spark ignited into a wildfire of ideas.

The first Fringe show last August was a sold out success at the beautiful Star Theater downtown. A group of unconventional designers showcased their stunning collections on the runway, featuring the most diverse group of models we could find to represent every aspect of our fair city.