by guest contributor Victoria Everman
Move over New York! The Pacific Northwest is taking over as the independent, trendsetting capital of the US. Featured recently in Lucky Magazine, Portland’s Liza Rietz is one designer every savvy female fashionista should watch. Liza’s designs debuted on the Portland scene in 2001 and have been a one-of-a-kind favorite ever since. Liza describes her creations as “structured yet feminine, detailed yet wearable.” Take a gander at this entry’s pics for some of my favorite designs from Liza’s latest collection.
As a small brand, you can be sure that Liza’s clothes are hand made, not mass produced. Every piece is made in a limited number so as to “exemplify how clothing can be artistic and expressionistic as well as functional.” Available in stores in Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington DC, Liza also has an Etsy shop, so you can buy online. If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, check out the retail space she opened late last year with fellow PDX menswear designer, a broken spoke, at 2305 NW Savier Street.
About the contributor: Victoria Everman is an eco-writer, model, crafter, yogi and attempting locavore. Perpetually looking for fresh ways to share her unquenchable green knowledge, she writes her own blog at Victoria-E.com. She will be imparting her fashion wisdom with us every other Friday on the Indie Fixx Guest Blog with her column Fashionably Indie.