Gratitude- IFD Highlights and what we are most grateful for.

Updated: Apr 10

January 3rd, 2020

As we close the chapter on 2019, we reflect on our biggest moments for Inside Fashion Design. To send the year off in style we looked back at our most popular posts, biggest events, and fan favorites. Plus we'll talk about what's ahead for IFD in 2020!

Our Biggest Moments & Top Favorites

Our Biggest Honor: IFD Nomination for Portland Fashion & Style award

Can I just say how honored we are to be nominated as Best Fashion Publisher/Blogger of 2019?!!! IFD is not yet 3 years old and sharing stories, providing resources and hosting educational & fun events is our passion- To be considered a top publisher in under 3 years is so exciting and my hope is to continue to grow and offer more of what this community is looking for. Thank you to PFSA for the nomination and we cant wait until the event!

Biggest Event: Our biggest event of the year was Future Frontiers; Crossing the Boundaries of Innovation, Technology & Design.

What a privilege to have special guests Asher Levine, Francis Bitonti & Billie Whitehouse fly in to spend an evening sharing their design knowledge and journey with us!

Here our guest panelists share what they're most looking forward to at the event

Missed the event? A full live video & audio recording is available on our YouTube channel here

Nicole Nance gives us a sneak peek of the event- We so loved working with her and all the other local talents to make this event such a success! Watch here!

Nicole Nance

To read more about Nicole and her personal journey, visit our blog post: Dreaming of Becoming a Fashion Model?

Most Popular Blog Post: What Sets You Apart In The Design Industry? The Man Behind Bleu by Rod Beattie Shares His Insights: Read here!

We had so much fun visiting Rod in his studio in Pasadena where he showed us behind the scenes of the design studio, introduced us to his team, gave us a sneak peek of the new collection in the works and shared his history of working in the design industry.

Sold Out Workshop: Wine & Dye, Portland Textile Month

This year, IFD participated for the first time in Portland Textile Month, that takes place in October. We wanted to do something fun and hands on, so hosted a Wine and Dye event, lead by Kerry Cotter of Belmont Blankets. It was a sold out event and we had a blast sipping wine and making fabric dyes from native plants, which Kerry uses in his own products! To learn more about Kerry and Belmont Blankets, visit Kerry also gave us access to his travel journal as he exhibited at The Outdoor Show in Denver, Colorado. Learn what its like to be a small business, exhibiting at one of the largest trade shows in the US. You may find the full story here

Our Favorite Conference: New Yorks Fashion Tech Forum

IFD was on the ground at Fashion Tech Forum in NYC- an incredible line up of speakers and was both inspirational and educational for us as well as the large audience. You may find the full story here.

Runway Moments We Loved: Fringe, Fade To Light and FashioNXT

Since IFD is a advocate for local & independant designers, we attend as many fashion events as possible to looking for great talent. We love Fringe, Fade To Light and of course supporting Emerging Designers at the UpNxt FashioNXT competition. Each offers their own unique format and opportunities for designers to show their collections. Stay tuned for upcoming stories about some of the featured designers we discovered!

Fringe FashionPhoto by Tom LuptonVeil & Valor showing in Fade To Light

What's In Store for 2020 & beyond?

What are we looking forward to next?? We have some surprises up our sleeve that you will have to stay tuned for! What I can tell you is that we have teamed up with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative as well as Fashion Revolution for our next event. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting event and opportunity to make positive change in the fashion industry.

For a current listing of IFD events, check out our event calendar here

We have so much to be grateful for & optimistic of what the future for IFD and our community will do together. We would love to hear what you are grateful for- shoot us a note at

Cheers! Britta