Bridge & Burn
Bridge & Burn x Tsuyumi Waxed Cotton Hats February 04 2014, 0 Comments
We are excited to announce our collaboration with NYC designer and friend Tsuyumi Kumazaki. We met Tsuyumi several years ago at a trade show and she has never ceased to impress us with her style, grace, and a sincere dedication to her craft. Her self-titled brand, TSUYUMI, is a collection of meticulously crafted woven and knit hats. Her hats have a unique, modern shape yet fit well and incorporate playful craft details. She hand makes each and every piece herself in her Manhattan studio.
Tsuyumi was raised in Japan. Around the age of 15, her father told her that her mother’s dream was to become a fashion designer; a dream she gave up to marry him and move to his hometown deep in the countryside. Tsuyumi used this as a prompt to fulfill her mother’s dream, an area of interest she was already passionate about. After graduating from Bunka Fashion College in Japan, Tsuyumi worked as an apparel designer for a company in Tokyo, designing women’s sweaters, shirts, bags, shoes, and hats. She is also the recipient of the gold medal in the 13th Annual Lumine Fashion Design Prize.
After moving to New York, primarily to learn English, she continued making clothes, bags, and hats for herself and friends. Her kindness paid off. One of her friends happened to show her hat to an owner of a showroom and suddenly, Tsuyumi had a sales agent. In Fall/Winter 2005, she made a small collection of hats, showed them to a few stores, and landed orders from nationally acclaimed stores like Bird and Steven Alan.
Our limited release features 3 of her most popular Spring 14 styles constructed of waxed cotton (this is the first time she's worked with the material) paired our navy tick cotton fabric for the lining. These pieces are exclusive to our flagship store and website and are available in limited quantities.
End of Season Sale February 03 2014, 0 Comments
We're hosting our semi-annual End of Season sale on Feb. 8 & 9. We need to make room for the new Spring Collection. Offering big discounts on select Fall 13 styles. Quantities are limited. RSVP via Facebook.
Complimentary Gift Wrap December 21 2013, 0 Comments
Tis the Season, so we're offering complimentary gift wrapping for all in store purchases now through Christmas Eve.
Bridge Burner Vol. 1 - Shannon Guirl / Caravan Pacific December 05 2013, 0 Comments
The creation of Bridge & Burn required a leap of faith. Founder, Erik Prowell quit his job as a software developer, lit the proverbial match and threw it, burning the bridge of working for anyone else behind him. With no formal training in apparel design, he trusted his smarts and strong work ethic and took the plunge to start his own business. It is in that same spirit, that we have decided to start showcasing the people who are taking a similar plunge.
We kick off this series with Shannon Guirl from Caravan Pacific. A former television editor, Shannon lived what she describes as a sweet, comfortable life in New York and yet, was wholly unsatisfied. She was craving new surroundings and access to nature. She felt the urge to slow down and concentrate on simpler pleasures of life, knowing on a deeper level that she could be doing more.
“It’s one of those things that just hits you. Something that you’re headed towards most of your life and don’t really know it. I was kind of dabbling and experimenting with all of these different things -- silk screening, slip casting, making pottery, a little turning on the side. I knew I was going to leave New York, but I still was decorating my apartment. It seems wherever I go, I like building a little nest around me. I was collecting these mid century modern table lamps. I just love them and I thought they were a beautiful combination of materials and style. I bought this one and it arrived totally shattered it into pieces . . . It was like it turned itself inside out and I could see how it was built and it kind of made it the process less mysterious and more accessible to me.”
Bridge & Burn x Olo Fragrance x Maak Lab December 03 2013, 0 Comments
We're proud to announce new collaborations with two our favorite Portland brands Olo Fragrance and Maak Lab. Inspired by the high desert region of Central Oregon, both products are based around the unique aroma of juniper, a tree native to the area.
We teamed up with Olo Fragrance to create a new scent for him and her called Black Lodge. This unique fragrance starts off with the dry, slightly fruity undertones of bitter orange, unfurling into the sweet warmth of juniper berry and a herbaceous yet soft lavender. We met owner Heather Sielaff when we shared a space at the Portland Bazaar two years ago. We traded a waxed cotton Erie jacket for some of her famous Victory Wolf and Erastus and a friendship was born. Learn more about the fragrance here: http://olofragrance.com/blogs/blog/10517801-black-lodge
The Juniper Bar by Maak Lab was conceived during a camping trip on the Deschutes River in early Spring. It was owners Taylor and Anoria's first visit to Central Oregon and they fell in love with the sights and smells of the region. This hand made soap is all natural and cold processed. It features ground juniper berry sourced from New Deal Distillery, a byproduct of their gin making process.
Join us this Thursday evening Dec. 5th from 5:30 to 8:30 to celebrate the launch of these collaborations.
Bridge & Burn Flagship Store
1122 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205
Burn Tee x Emma Jane Kepley x Trop Rouge December 03 2013, 0 Comments
Photographer Emma Jane Kepley teamed up with model/blogger Christina Caradona of Trop Rouge to create this photo set featuring our women's Burn tee. See the whole set here: http://ejk.sqsp.com/index/#/burn/
Content 2013 November 06 2013, 0 Comments
We are very excited to be part of the upcoming Content Show hosted by the Ace Hotel in downtown Portland this Saturday, Nov. 9. For the fourth edition of the live design and fashion installation, local Portland, OR designers will take over twenty-eight guest rooms on the second floor of the Ace. Individually transformed into conceptual or multimedia installations or "traditional" product display setups, the rooms stand as a collective testament to the outsized talent and vitality of Portland's design scene.
Content 2013 - Ace Hotel
Satuday, Nov. 9 5PM - 10PM
Learn more about the event by clicking here.
Bridge & Burn featured on State of Unique. July 31 2013, 0 Comments
Check out this nice little interview with founder Erik Prowell over at State of Unique:
Bridge & Burn x MAKELIKE Hawaii 503 Collaboration June 24 2013, 0 Comments
Come celebrate the launch of our new collaboration with makelike, a Portland based pattern design studio. The project, entitled Hawaii 503 is a Hawaiian inspired textile print featuring elements unique to the Pacific Northwest: abundant plant life like Rhododendrons, Dogwood blossoms and Douglas Fir trees, as well as our prevelant lakes, clouds and rain.
The patterned textile is available in several styles exclusively online and at the new Bridge & Burn flagship retail space.
RSVP here: Bridge & Burn x MAKELIKE Launch Party
Come by and say, "Aloha."
Columbiaknit x Bridge & Burn for Her May 22 2013, 0 Comments
Our most coveted crewneck reimagined just right for her. A female-friendly fit with a relaxed silhouette, perfect to layer up or stand on it’s own. Manufactured in Portland, OR by Columbiaknit to our specifications, this french terry wraps you in classic comfort and is built to get better with every wear.
Find them here.
Forest For the Trees Northwest May 08 2013, 0 Comments
Forest for the Trees is a public mural project based in the Pacific Northwest with the goal of engaging the community in the process of art-making. We're proud to support their project. Make sure to visit their special Pop UP Store on May 11-12, at Hellion Gallery (19 NW 5th Ave #208, Portland, OR 97209), where they will be selling collaborative products donated by Bridge & Burn, Converse, Danner, Ebbets Field Flannels, Harding & Wilson, Maak Soap Lab, and Tanner Goods, as well as various works by associated artists.
Bridge & Burn Flagship Grand Opening April 03 2013, 0 Comments
We're excited to announce the grand opening of our new flagship retail space in downtown Portland. On Friday, April 12, you are cordially invited to join us as we share our new space, present our new Spring 2013 Collection, and debut a special "Bridge Burner IPA" from Deschutes Brewery. The event runs from 6PM-10PM and we're donating 10% of all sales on Friday and Saturday to The Right Brain Initiative.
Bridge & Burn Flagship Store
1122 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205
Friday, April 12 from 6PM to 10PM
As an added bonus, bring in your receipt for Bridge Burner IPA from either Deschutes Brewery location (Portland and Bend) within 7 days and receive 10% off any Bridge & Burn purchase made in store.
The Worker's Uniform Launch Party Contest February 10 2013, 0 Comments
A big thanks to everyone who came out for the Bridge & Burn x OMFGCO launch party. Here are some pics from the Worker's Uniform Instagram contest. Whoever receives the most votes by Monday, Feb. 11, will win a Shop Apron. All the photos can be found here.
Bridge & Burn x OMFGCO: The Worker's Uniform February 05 2013, 0 Comments
We are proud to announce our new collaboration with Offical Mfg. Co (OMFGCO), a Portland, OR based creative agency. Fritz Mesenbrink and Jeremy Pelley of OMFGCO aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Their skill sets range from branding and graphic design, to events and marketing, and to interior spaces and physical build out, with a client roster including Ace Hotel, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Spirit of 77, Dunderdon, Portland Meadows, Olympic Provisions, Google, Nike and many more. Theirs is an aesthetic built from utilitarian beauty.
OMFGCO jumped at the chance to create a Worker’s Uniform. Being tall and lanky, most standard work wear doesn’t fit either of them well and they welcomed the opportunity to design a custom collection that would fit both their tastes and long limbs.
The jacket, shirt and pants all run a little longer than the standard Bridge & Burn fits, adding a bit of length to sleeves and inseams. The shop apron is the piece in the collection most specifically tailored for use in the shop, thoughtfully outfitted with plenty of pockets and lined with a sturdy striped linen—the same material as their Worker’s shirt. The jacket, pants and apron are all made with a sturdy cotton twill.
We'll be formally launching The Worker's Uniform on Friday, Feb. 8, from 4PM to 8PM at our soon to be permanent retail space in downtown Portland, OR.
Bridge & Burn
1122 SW Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97205
Forest Park December 13 2012, 0 Comments
Bridge & Burn Fall/Winter Video December 10 2012, 0 Comments
Black Friday Weekend Pop Up Shop November 18 2012, 0 Comments
We are very excited to announce our Black Friday Weekend Pop Up Shop. We'll be setting up shop this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in our soon to be permanent retail space at 1122 SW Morrison Ave. in Downtown Portland.
We'll be featuring our entire Fall Collection with additional pieces by Draught Dry Goods.
Bridge & Burn Pop Up
1122 SW Morrison Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Amy Sacks Lookbook June 07 2012, 0 Comments
Bridge & Burn on Pinterest May 08 2012, 0 Comments
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to share things you find and like on the web. The ability to ‘Pin It’ allows users from across the world to connect through shared images and interests. Follow us to gain insight into our inspirations as well as behind the scenes looks and exclusive previews. Click here to follow Bridge & Burn on Pinterest.
The Ganderson Sweatshirt for Need Supply April 20 2012, 0 Comments
We made these Ganderson Sweatshirts exclusively for Need Supply and their Spring 2012 Campaign. They are only available direct from Need Supply and quantities are limited. The crew necks are manufactured by Columbiaknit to our custom specs right here in Portland, OR.
Double Nickels On the Dime March 08 2012, 0 Comments
Watched the documentary We Jam Econo on Netflix last night and were reminded how great the Minutemen were. Enjoy our favorite album.
Fall 12 Look Book March 06 2012, 0 Comments
Here's a polaroid from our Fall 12 Look Book shoot.
The Submarines January 17 2012, 0 Comments
The Portland Bazaar December 06 2011, 0 Comments
We are very pleased to announce that will are participating in The Portland Bazaar. Lots of great local business will be showcasing their wares. Don't miss it.
Learn more here.
More Bridge & Burn Pop Up | Solestruck November 16 2011, 0 Comments
Some beautiful shots here by Randall Garcia featuring many of the styles available at our month long Pop Up Shop in the new Solestruck retail space.
417 SW 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
Bridge Burn x Solestruck Pop Up November 05 2011, 0 Comments
Bridge & Burn is proud to announce the first ever pop up collaboration with Solestruck in their new flagship location in the Black Box retail project at 417 SW13th Ave. in Portland, OR. The two PDX proud labels are celebrating the opening and launching a collaborative lookbook on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 6-9PM. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Debuting their Autumn 2011 collection, Bridge & Burn will showcase jackets and shirting For Him & For Her, alongside a pop up curated selection of footwear from Solestruck shoes.
417 SW 13th Ave
East Coast Vacation November 03 2011, 0 Comments
A couple pics of our good friend Jonathon Berube in some Fall '11 goods. These were taken on a little east coast vacation before the tradeshows in NYC.
Quin Waxed Cotton Jacket | Audie Plaid Dress October 19 2011, 0 Comments
Some looks of our Quin waxed cotton jacket and Audie plaid dress. Photos by Randall Garcia.
Portland Monthly | Brendan Coughlin October 17 2011, 0 Comments
Some great photos by Brendan Coughlin featuring the Benson jacket and Mason plaid for Portland Monthly Magazine.
Randall Garcia | Union/Pine October 03 2011, 0 Comments
Photographer Randall Garcia will be joining Jeremy Pelley and Laura Leon in a group photography show at the new Union/Pine space from 7pm to 12am at 525 SE Pine in Portland on October 7. Randall has been working with Bridge & Burn on his 52 Weeks Project and some of these images will be hanging in the show.
Content 2011 | Ace Hotel | Portland, Ore. Recap October 03 2011, 0 Comments
Here are a few pics from our room at Content 2011, where 28 local designers showcased their goods at the Ace in Portland. We met a ton of great people and are already looking forward to next season.
Content 2011 | Ace Hotel | Portland, Ore. September 29 2011, 0 Comments
Content is back! We'll be taking over the Ace Hotel in Portland on Oct. 1 with 27 other designers as we transform the rooms into live fashion installations. Some of our favorite exhibitors include Tanner Goods, Moonwoods, John Blasioli, Isaac Hers, and Draught Dry Goods. The event runs from 6PM to 10PM. There is also a Pop UP Shop at the Cleaners, where we'll be offering many styles that aren't currently available from our Portland retailers. You can learn more and purchase tickets here: http://www.acehotel.com/content/about/
Behind the Scenes | Instagram July 23 2011, 0 Comments
We've recently become a little obsessed with the iPhone App called Instagram. If you instagram, follow @bridgeandburn for behind the scenes pics of all our goings ons. You can also follow the owner/designer's personal account @eprowell
The Madison July 15 2011, 0 Comments
Ryan Plett, who runs [You Have Broken the Internet], took these great shots of our Madison coat awhile back. He was kind enough to let us use them.
Stag Exclusive June 17 2011, 0 Comments
We partnered with Stag in Austin, TX to do an exclusive run of short sleeve button up shirts for men. These great summer weight shirts can only be found at Stag. They are now available at the store and online.
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