TUE SEPT 30 | READY TO WEAR at the TENTS at Pioneer Square
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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Christie Chanthakhoun knew at a young age she was meant to create. Growing up, she always admired her mother’s traditional Laotian clothing and would stay up watching her sketch new ideas to revamp old dresses into something fresh. Although Christie didn’t learn how to sew up until her middle and high school years, she grew out of her tomboyish days and grew an appreciation for the fashion industry and construction of clothing.
Christie’s aesthetics to her designs are simply free spirited, detail oriented, and vibrant in color and texture. She has always been inspired by the color gold, natural elements, tribal prints, and her cultural background. Her designs are a reflection of her boho-chic style and seeks to design comfortable yet effortlessly beautiful clothing. As a visualist, Christie envisions garments as a whole from head to toe and utilizes accessories to complete the look. She believes every woman in her designs is impeccable of doing anything they ever desired by channeling their inner goddess.
As Christie continues to pursue her design career, she recently dived into freelancing wedding gowns and developing new independent and collaborative projects to come. As these new experiences approach, one things for sure is that Christie’s confidence as a woman and designer is strong and potent. She sticks true to her cultural roots, expresses and cherishes every moment, and believes that life’s challenges makes you wiser, stronger, and empowers you to do anything your heart desires.
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