Salon Ethos Presents- NEXT: Tribute to Alexander McQueen Oct. 21

Salon Ethos stylists, inspired by the looks designed by Alexander McQueen, present "NEXT," a theatrical fashion show featuring choreography by Ellen Mathewson. Don't miss this benefit for Stylists Helping Youth with Mental Illness (SHYMI) on October 21 at the Newport Armory; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
"He would come up with the story first, and then design clothes to fit the story, incorporating hair and makeup into the designs – the opposite of the way most designers work today," says salon owner Liz Rose-Worman. "I am very drawn to the way he drew inspiration from so many sources, and challenged traditional ways of looking at fashion." She also relates to his stated goal of drawing an emotional response from viewers. As Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute curator Nick Bolton put it in his narrative for the 2011 "Savage Beauty" exhibit of McQueen's designs, "Every collection told a story: you were never sure what to expect when you were on your way to a McQueen show, and you were never sure what you felt once you left." "As he often said, 'I don't care whether you like my collections or not, as long as you feel something!'" she described.
Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and desserts from local restaurants, a no-host bar, and full showcase of fashion. Admission is for premium seating, for general seating. Guests can purchase raffle tickets for Redken and Pureology gift baskets, each worth more than 5 (need not be present to win). Please feel free to bring a guest, and order tickets through Salon Ethos by Oct. 14 at 541-574-4445 or
All net proceeds – including admission and bidding in the silent auction – directly benefit the nonprofit Stylists Helping Youth with Mental Illness (SHYMI) foundation in support of mental health services for local youth.
"We're passionate about supporting local organizations that help and serve the children in this community who suffer from behavioral, emotional and mental illness," Rose-Worman explained. Proceeds will benefit the Olalla Center for Children and Families Warren Project, which offers therapeutic services to people suffering from a wide range of mental, developmental and emotional disorders, and Neighbors for Kids, a county-wide program whose mission is to provide quality after-school and summer programming, to support their new on-site therapist.
Photo credit: Kris Sorbie, Redken Education Artistic Director and President, Kris Sorbie Inc.

Salon Ethos presents the benefit and show with the help of Casey Miller of Ocean18, Danielle Emerick of Oregon Coast Event Rentals, and J.G. Groves of Mainstream Music,  among many others.