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RYAN ROCHE SS16

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 14th, 2015

The Ryan Roche Spring 2016 presentation was definitely a highlight of fashion week. Even before attending the show, we had an idea of the feel and environment the designer would create, she didn’t disappoint. Roche chose to present her collection in the Refectory, a breathtaking hall at the High Line Hotel in New York’s Chelsea district on […]

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RODEBJER SS16

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 14th, 2015
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Rodebjer is the womenswear line designed by the Swede Carin Rodebjer. The Spring 2016 show was entitled “A Room of One’s Own” and was presented on September 10th at the Soho Lofts on Mercer street. It was a highly produced event with black clad PRs everywhere, a runway with an exposed brick backdrop and a light rain falling on […]

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RAQUEL ALLEGRA SS16 PRESENTATION

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 11th, 2015
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Raquel Allegra is a staff and customer favorite here at Frances May. The pieces are unique, intentionally delicate and truly special. Her knits are a staple with the shredded signature the designer has perfected and the wovens are conceptually strong as well. She is a true artist and that is evident in the tone and […]

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CREATURES OF COMFORT SS16

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 11th, 2015
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Creatures of Comfort started as a boutique in 2005 in Los Angeles. In 2010, founder Jade Lai introduced a New York storefront coinciding with the launch of the self-titled in-house womenswear line. Over the years we have come to expect easy to wear and directional pieces from the line. See below for the review of […]

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ASSEMBLY NY SS16

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 11th, 2015
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Assembly New York started as a men’s boutique in 2008 in New York. The founder and former gallerist, Greg Armas launched a menswear collection in 2009 and soon after a women’s line. Both are described as being “rooted in art and discretion”. Frances May was an early adopter of the line picking it up when […]

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BACKSTAGE AT RACHEL COMEY SS16

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 10th, 2015
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Rachel Comey has been a longtime favorite here at Frances May. We have carried the line since we opened in 2008 and it has been amazing to watch the designer’s reach and talent grow. For the past several seasons, the day before the official launch of fashion week in New York, the designer has held […]

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FRANCES MAY GOES TO NYFW!

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON September 10th, 2015
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PDX to JFK! Frances May is headed out to New York Fashion Week to view the women’s Spring 2016 runway collections. We will be attending the shows of some of our favorite designers including Creatures of Comfort, Assembly NY, Ryan Roche, Rodebjer, Raquel Allegra and Rachel Comey. Follow along here on the blog for our […]

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FALL COATS FROM RACHEL COMEY

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON August 31st, 2015
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We recently had the pleasure of having Taisa, head of sales for Rachel Comey, visit Frances May in Portland. Along with going out to dinner with the team at Navarre she shared some insider information about our Fall 2015 Rachel Comey selection. See below for details. THE TRAIL COAT This coat was designed to be feminine […]

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ONE CRAZY SUMMER

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON August 05th, 2015
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WHO: Frances May is partnering with At the Drive In to create a night of fun at the movies. WHAT: A free outdoor movie series curated by Portland based artists and creatives. Frances May has chosen to feature ONE CRAZY SUMMER originally released in August 1986 and starring John Cusack and Demi Moore. WHERE: An intimate backyard setting […]

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QUESTIONS FOR THE STYLIST

Posted BY FRANCES MAY ON May 26th, 2015
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Victoria Mesenbrink has been a best friend for years. We met at a Project Runway viewing party years ago and bonded over being shop owners. She has since left retail and made a nice place for herself as one of the premiere stylists in the nation with a drool-worthy travel schedule. She styled and art […]

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