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Don't miss Fashion Forward show

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Jessy Burris forte is creating unique jackets under her label Candy Lagoon. This jacket, the Renegade, is made of herringbone silk and adorned with imported Italian toggles.

Portland Fashion Institute will hold its annual showcase Fashion Forward event at 7 p.m. April 23 at the school, located at 975 S.E. Sandy Blvd. in Portland. The show features the debuts of the senior students’ fashion lines and all proceeds benefit PFI’s scholarship program.

Fashion Forward includes the fashions created by Lake Oswego residents Jessy Burris, Stephanie Mendes and Clio Rebillon, a resident of Multnomah Village who teaches in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

Under her label Candy Lagoon, Burris designs tailored jackets with “world savvy and rock ‘n’ roll edge.”

Mendes, under her label Love, Stephanie Apparel, designs custom professional attire for real estate professionals.

Rebillon, under her label Kade, creates activewear for the outdoor enthusiast with a LuLu Lemon-esque vibe.

Tickets to the fashion show are $25 general admission and $35 for VIP seating, which includes early entry, front row seating and gift bag.

They can be purchased online at portlandfashioninstitute.com.

General admission tickets at the door are $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.