One of the best things about Portland's design community is the people you meet along the way. The support and collaboration across disciplines continue to put Portland on the map with small businesses that are making a splash. I met Jessica four years ago through a volleyball team and our friendship has grown ever since. I have watched Jessica chase her dreams day after day and radically inspires everyone she meets. Her drive, passion and attention to detail continue to amaze me. When Jessica asked to accessorize her looks with Immense Engine, we were beyond excited to integrate our pieces into Machine's debut.
On April 12, Jessica Caldwell debuted her apparel company Machine at Fashion Forward Runway show. Machine is not for the faint of heart as it is a modern, attitude-infused street wear line for women who embrace a fearless lifestyle. This F/W 2014 collection "Chasing Shadows" has a focus on clean lines, hard angles and contrast. Jess worked hard to perfect the fit of the garments to the women of today: sexy, intelligent and rebellious.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a Ride!’
HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Enjoy the ride Jess, as we are all excited to see where Machine goes next. Immense Engine is looking forward to more upcoming collaborations!