Franc Bakon Patchwork Denim Jackets

Hand-sewn pieces that transform vintage denim into storied and stylish outerwear

Created in 2005 as a passion project by designer McKenzie Rose, Franc Bakon officially launches today, with their inaugural collection of denim jackets. In the spirit of true DIY culture, Rose sources all his materials from a variety of vintage and thrift stores, seeking out the best classic denim jackets and transforming them into a stylish, wearable political and social commentary. Using the jackets as …

Kiriko

Dawn Yanagihara and Katsu Tanaka's handcrafted accessories, made with antique Japanese textiles

Since its inception in December 2012, Kiriko—a joint project between graphic designer Dawn Yanagihara and Compound Gallery owner Katsu Tanaka—has taken off. A mere four months after Yanagihara and Tanaka decided to start producing handmade scarves, pocket squares, ties and bags out of ancient Japanese textiles, the line is now carried in stores all over Portland—with imminent plans to expand further. The use of boro—an …