Portland Made: Catching Up With Michelle Lesniak

 

By The Portland Egotist / / Remember when Project Runway was just inundated with fashion designers from our fair city? Portland has represented (quite solidly) high fashion on the fashion reality show stage several times. Each time, these designers have done rather well—landing in the top 10 if not winning the entire competition. The Portland Made series caught up with Michelle Lesniak, one of the Portland designers who dominated Runway during the 11th season. In this short, Michelle talks about the roll of fashion in Portland, her career, and why buying local is better than embracing fast fashion.