White Hinterland + Project Runway = Portland Love

Like Young Jeezy, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones puts on for her city. On Thursday’s Season 8 finale, the Portland native- who is a big White Hinterland fan and friend of Casey Dienel – used “Icarus” as the soundtrack to her winning collection.

I talked to Casey a bit about this earlier today, and it was really great to hear what a collaborative effort this all was and how much thought and care was put into it. She writes:

We share a similar sensibility. I really like feminine, diaphanous music, and she designs feminine, diaphanous clothing. It’s been really crazy and cool to see her hard work rewarded–she’s an amazing designer, and I actually own and frequently wear some of her designs. She was adamant about backing up her friends in town who do amazing things (her friend Sara helped produce the jewelry, I did music) to showcase all of the creative work coming out of our fair city.

pr8-ep14-gretch5photo via mylifetime.com

When it came time to do the Project Runway thing, we had to keep it totally underwraps. I had no idea if she was going to be a finalist, let alone win. I was given a slight peek into her inspiration for the line and it’s name, Running Through Thunder, which allowed Shawn & I to make a custom remix incorporating elements of the collection.

The introductory video for Jones’ site also features “Icarus” and an ethereal, whimsical aesthetic much like that of Kairos.

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Catch White Hinterland on tour this December with S. Carey! Full schedule after the jump.

12/05/10- Bloomington, IN- The Bishop

12/07/10- Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle

12/08/10- Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue

W/ S. Carey

12/10/10 Iowa City, IA- The Mill

12/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Mayday

12/13/10 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom

12/14/10 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

12/15/10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Chapel

12/16/10 Boston, MA – Paramount Center Black Box

12/17/10 Portland, ME – The Space

12/18/10 Montreal QC – Casa del Popolo

12/19/10 Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern

12/21/10 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room

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