Final day of Vancouver Fashion Week – Sunday September 24th

The final day of Vancouver Fashion Week brought a stunning variety of designs to end the week with a bang.  The Vancouver Kids Fashion Week during day time featured designers Lil Haven Co. and Jax & Lennon Co..  Lil Haven Co. featuring their latest collection for the little ones, comfortable and stylish wear made from organic bamboo materials, perfectly suited for kids at play.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Lil Haven Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Lil Haven Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Lil Haven Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Jax & Lennon Co. is a Canadian designer that specializes in making buttery soft clothing made from lux bamboo which is sustainable and made to last.  Earthy tones and soft pastels tops and bottoms are fit for the active little beings, while maintaining style and comfort.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Jax & Lennon Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Jax & Lennon Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: Models walk the runway wearing Jax & Lennon Co. at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

In the afternoon, Vancouver Fashion Week continued as the menswear label Adam, exposed gothic black grunge with long hanging sleeves and loose silhouettes. Male models were full of attitude, with make-up to suggest bruised faces, rocking oversized silver chains and pierced black baseball caps. Graphic text featured across the collection with NOT DEAD YET printed on the waistband of baggy black pants in contrast white lettering.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing A D A M at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing A D A M at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing A D A M at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Alex S Yu’s unisex collection was presented in front of a digital screen featuring green school lockers.  A grey and white chequered dress with frilled hem, under a layer of shiny plastic, added a fresh twist to a preppy look. Pin stripes, pleats, and denim rendered a youthful vibe. A sportier feel emerged with pops of fluoro yellow and acid green on jackets with wide leg cropped trousers. Alex S. Yu has gone back to high school with a mismatch of colours and textures.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Alex S. Yu at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Alex S. Yu at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Alex S. Yu at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Alice Vaughan Davis’ collection ‘Alternative Faces’ gave homage to Picasso with cubist style faces adorning colourful prints. Patterned shapes in polka dots and stripes splashed fun on structured fitted dresses. Cartoon colours and artistic brushstrokes brought the collection to life.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Alice Vaughan Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing Alice Vaughan Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: Models walk the runway wearing Alice Vaughan Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Set Set Set was girly and cute with bubblegum pink and baby blue ditzy prints. Ribbons laced up tops, and colourful pom-poms decorated tied up ponytails. Triangular cut outs exposed skin at the waist, and pinafore style dress were paired with silky shirts.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing SETSETSET at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing SETSETSET at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 24: A model walks the runway wearing SETSETSET at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 7 on September 24, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Day 6 at Vancouver Fashion Week – Saturday September 23rd

Day 6 started off with Vancouver Kids Fashion Week designers first day debuting the latest collections from Vonbon, Cabriolle, Wildswan and Hugland just to name a few.  Vonbon, casual and comfy wear in soft greys and blush pinks, with stripes and floral accents, perfect for the active little ones.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Vonbon Apparel at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Vonbon Apparel at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Cabriolle, a Ballerina and Fairytale themed collection, featuring princess inspired gowns and dresses sprinkled with fairy dust and intricate details of butterflies and garden flowers.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Cabriolle at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Vancouver Kids Fashion Show also included performances showcasing varying talents, wearing  Wildswan’s latest SS18 collection.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Wildswan at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Hugland’s latest collection is all about playful and colourful outfits with a lot of varying textures and patterns.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: Models walk the runway wearing HUGLAND at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

In the afternoon, Mezis commenced day 6 at Vancouver Fashion Week with a white-as-snow palette, drawing attention to the textures of ruffles, and pleats. Feminine sleek looks included button up collared shirts and cropped fitted pants. Frilled lacy layers and billowing sleeves brought a feminine touch. Bold blues gave way to dusty pinks, and then seasons changed to unveil deep earthly colours of greens, yellows, and burnt orange with abstract organic textured prints.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing MEZIS at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing MEZIS at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing MEZIS at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing MEZIS at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing MEZIS at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

LBYL by Lee Yu Jung was a promenade of ostentatious romance. Elegant ballgowns with structured corsets in sumptuous silks and satins brought a modern fairytale to life. Beading and embellishments delightfully caught the light, and models turned to reveal large bouncy bows adorning the back of their gowns. A blue green sequined number shined like mermaid scales. A stand out look: flared silk trousers in jewel pink with matching pleated tunic and black bead overlay. An opulent finesse to LBYL’s SS18 collection.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing LBYL by Lee Yu Jung at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing LBYL by Lee Yu Jung at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing LBYL by Lee Yu Jung at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing LBYL by Lee Yu Jung at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing LBYL by Lee Yu Jung at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Kim Tiziana Rottmüller experimented with volume, shape, and space in her collection Bittersweet. Against an orchestral soundtrack, the first look to traverse the runway was a pastel pink wool coat featuring large rolled cylinder pieces incorporated on the sleeves. These voluminous tubes, integrated across the collection, represent a cage or prison: Rottmüller’s inspiration. An iron- skirt like a birdcage hanging from the waist, and metal headpieces also pushed the concept. The contrasting colour palette of jet black and pale pink represented the opposites bitter and sweet.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Kim Tiziana Rottmuller at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Kim Tiziana Rottmuller at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing Kim Tiziana Rottmuller at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

This season, Choiboko exhibited lively splashes of colour against subdued greys. Quoting human life as a source of inspiration, Bok Ho Choi, a Korean designer, has played with print placement, with painted faces and brushstroke watercolours brightening up flared skirts and collarless jackets.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing ChoiBoko at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing ChoiBoko at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 23: A model walks the runway wearing ChoiBoko at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 6 on September 23, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

 

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Written by Milana Bucan and Faye Cottrill

 

 

 

 

Day 5 at Vancouver Fashion Week – Friday September 22nd

A uniform of white paraded down the runway to start Day 5 of Vancouver Fashion Week. Mary Ebra’s unisex collection of minimal cuts displayed developments and experiments of angles and straight lines. Metallic mirrored silver shoes carried in hand further denoted a modern style. A stand out look was an almost-invisible sheer round-neck tee, paired with opaque wide leg pants. Translucent layers allowed a view of the interior construction with seams highlighted in white.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Mary Ebra at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Mary Ebra at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: Fashion designer Mary Ebra walks the runway at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Book on the Park debuted as the first full menswear line to walk the Vancouver Fashion Week runway this Spring/Summer 2018 season.  This collection featured bright vivid tones lots of layers, and simplistic patterns.  Each colour embodies a different character in the Korean novel Mr.Monorail, the inspiration behind the line.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Book on the Park at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Book on the Park at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: Models walk the runway wearing Book on the Park at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Next up, Stepanova, with an array of elegant embellished dresses. Avril Stepanov, hailing from Australia, beautifully combined texture and silhouette with her collection for day 5. Floral appliqué, diamante, and black fringing added exquisite detail to feminine silhouettes with fitted busts and cinched in waistlines. Dusty pink with midnight blue, black and shimmering gold make up a pretty pallet. A slinky cowl neck top was coupled with a full-length flared skirt. Thin spaghetti straps reigned throughout this considered collection.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Stepanova Clothing at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Stepanova Clothing at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Stepanova Clothing at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Stepanova Clothing at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Shrishti Kaur’s bridal collection exuded elegance and femininity. A strapless boned corseted dress in white with a trailing hemline, worn with a short choppy veil gave a modern twist. White floral embroidery across transparent fabric created an embellished collarbone, white petals almost suspended above the skin. Flared cuff sleeves, A-line cuts, and tightly tailored waists celebrated the female form. The bridal colour palette developed into dark blues and deep reds with gold baroque style embroidery.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Srishti Kaur Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Srishti Kaur Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Srishti Kaur Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing Srishti Kaur Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

André experimented with stitches, with the art of sewing and construction featuring across his designs. A contrast black and white theme with tassles, ties, laces, and zips gave way to cross stitch patterns. Asymmetric sleeves, pleated peplum waistlines, and structured zip up tops, were worn with needle sharp stilettos and black masks. A sewing box full of intrigue for André’s newest collection.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing ANDRE at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing ANDRE at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing ANDRE at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: A model walks the runway wearing ANDRE at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 22: Models walk down the runway wearing ANDRE at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 5 on September 22, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

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Written by Faye Cottrill and Sara Moghaddassi Edited by Milana Bucan

Day 4 at Vancouver Fashion Week – Thursday September 21st

Day 4 at Vancouver Fashion Week started with a bang with Evan Clayton’s loud collection; 3 letters best describe it….S.E.X. Think red patent leather bodysuits with cut out revealing shapes. This Vancouver designer’s eponymous label focused on a bright primary colour palette of bold blue, lipstick red, and electric yellow. A star embellished silky bomber jacket and matching skirt gave a solid street wear vibe. Clayton ended the show with a theatrical finish…to set the scene SEX TO THE DEVIL flashed on the back screen and Personal Jesus by Manson blared on the speakers. The finale led three drag queens in the three core colours to strut their stuff and fill the room with attitude.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Evan Clayton at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Evan Clayton at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Evan Clayton at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: Models walk the runway wearing Evan Clayton at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

La Salle College Vancouver brought a plethora of talented students work. Rodica Gorea created some elegant monochromatic pieces, a highlight being a skirt with black and white pleated panels at the side seams, which looked almost like piano keys as the model moved. Jonghon Lee Danny introduced a looser more casual style with loose jackets featuring dropped shoulders and wide sleeves.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Rodica Gorea at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Rodica Gorea at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Marilyn Yeo stunned with an exquisitely delicate and luxe collection of feminine gowns. A beautiful open shoulder dress with floral lace work, a cinched-in waist, and puffed skirting started the soirée. Scintillating metallics shined like mermaid scales. Shimmering layers of satin and silk, fringing beadwork, and flower appliqué set an oppulent tone, with models crowned with gold floral headbands like tiaras.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Marilyn Yeo at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Marilyn Yeo at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Marilyn Yeo at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Marilyn Yeo at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Kemono was spotted and dotted with polka dots galore. The collection in shades of black, white, and grey brought splashes of dalmation dots on loose, casual silhouettes. Shaped balloon sleeves, frilled layers, and white taping at hems were highlight features. A stand out piece was a silver shiny jacket, with a mirrored surface that reflects the light.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Kemono at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Kemono at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing Kemono at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Oloh brought the baby blues. A beautiful pale blue and contrast white selective colour palette on pleated panels and classic cuts brought a modern wearable collection. Apron style button up tops were featured alongside playful pleats.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: A model walks the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 21: Models walk the runway wearing OLOH at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 4 on September 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Tune in on Friday, September 22nd, as Vancouver Fashion Week continues with 13 designers featuring their SS18 collections!

 

Written by Faye Cottrill Edited by Milana Bucan

Day 3 at Vancouver Fashion Week – Wednesday September 20th

Day 3’s runway began with a special showcase of VCC Alumni’s work, a melting pot of distinctive and individualistic styles. Elham Safaei Couture created a quirky look with appliqué fur eyeball cheshmenazar beads on a grey melton wool coat. The menswear collection “the Goddess of Spring’ by Goodbye Icelander demonstrated a feminine masculinity with embroidered flowers on linens and light wools, and bohemian white flared cuffs.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Elham Safaei at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Elham Safaei at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Goodbye Icelander at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Autumn Jules Designs at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

A homage to the indigenous was put forward in the S/S collection by Jules with the use of earthy colours, moccasin boots, and feathers. Shhh…fashions further played on this idea with painted faces, plaited hair, and a tan colour tasseled leather skirt fastened over a tribal print bodysuit.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Shhh… Fashions at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Hakuyo Miya immersed us into a moody and sultry feel with his showcase for Mouton Blanc. Beginning with beautifully black gothic outfits, we were taken on a journey of lace overlays, frayed pants, and loose tailoring. Complimenting matte against shiny textures with oversized hoods, lace masks, and frayed pants, a strong gothic look progressed. A black and white striped dress almost felt like an optical illusion. Shimmering blue brought the collection away from black, and then suddenly white lace and feminine florals breathed a fresh lease of life to the darkness that transpired. A thoroughly well thought out and developed collection.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Mouton Blanc at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Mouton Blanc at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing Mouton Blanc at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

The grand finale of Wednesday night was an exciting frenzy of performance art; drumming, singing, and dancing gave an incredible introduction to King & Reign. Waterfall hems dominated his designs, with tulle, fur, and capes creating a regal feel.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing King & Reign at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: A model walks the runway wearing King & Reign at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 20: Models walk the runway wearing King & Reign the runway wearing at 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 3 on September 20, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Tune in on Thursday September 21st, as Vancouver Fashion Week continues with another 10 designers debuting their SS18 collections!

Written by Faye Cottrill Edited by Milana Bucan

Day 2 at Vancouver Fashion Week – Tuesday September 19th

Vancouver Fashion Week starts off day 2 of SS18 season, and Lillz Killz packs a punch to begin Tuesday’s runway show with the androgenous collection ‘Profanity’. Think neon punk with leather, chains, and zips mixed with vibrant graffiti colours. Lillea Goian’s rebellious looks established a strong edgy vibe with patent thigh-high biker boots, heavy grungy makeup, and nose rings.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway wearing Profanity by LillsKillz at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway wearing Profanity by LillsKillz at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: Profanity by LillsKillz fashion designer Lillea Goian walks the runway with models at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

In complete contrast, a soft romantic ambience emanated through Odysay’s elegant, sheer collection. A-line gowns in pastel shades with slight metallic shimmer beautifully caught the light. Outfits featured long cuffed sleeves in the softest palest hues, with ribbon ties and layers of opaque, liquid fabrics. Whimsical femininity ruled the night with Hadasa’s silky dresses and Maris P. Clark’s ditzy florals.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway wearing Marisa P. Clark Designs at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway wearing Marisa P. Clark Designs at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: Models walk the runway wearing Marisa P. Clark Designs at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Sheri’s style was serene and sophisticated with embellished halter neck gowns, wide gold waistbelts, and appliqued florals.

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: Models walk the runway wearing Sheri at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: A model walks the runway wearing NVI at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

VANCOUVER, BC – SEPTEMBER 19: Fashion designer Sheri (R) walks the runway at the 2017 Vancouver Fashion Week – Day 2 on September 19, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for VFW Management INC)

Dania Shinkar’s modern collection brought a youthful bounce to the evening, with a fun painterly palette and printed textiles. The relaxed, voluminous silhouettes and painted faces really eschewed the fun feeling of summer.

Tune in September 20th, 2017 at 5:00p.m. to experience 15 more designers showcasing their stunning collections!

Written by Faye Cottrill Edited by Milana Bucan

Vancouver Fashion Week opens Spring/Summer 2018

Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off on September 18th, 2017 snippet preview of the sixteen designers showcasing this week, each bringing in one key look from their Spring/Summer 2018 collections. From vibrant colourful polka dot patterns to all black textured layers, the cross section was anything but standard; a great tease of what’s to come. The featured designers displaying their full lines on the night were Charly Thorn, Aiki District, and Nozomi Kuwahara.

Mezis

Mezis

The colours of the sea were a distinct inspiration behind Charly Thorn’s Spring Summer 2018 collection. Tropical prints of green palms were highlighted on white canvas, accented with polished metallic espadrille shoes. A resort collection perfect for your next holiday.

Aiki District play with sheer fabrics and neutral colors, mixed with soft blues and highlights of vibrant red. There was a juxtaposition of structured pieces featuring exterior pockets, laser cut panels, and visible tailoring along with softer more fluid silhouettes.

Playful and fluorescent are words which best describes Nozomi Kuwahara’s latest collection. With a mix of geometric patterns and voluminous sleeves, her look is street style ready, with ‘Harajuku’-esque models rocking pink plaited pigtails. Mini jersey t-shirts were stitched together in a motif which was developed throughout.

Tune in today to see 13 fashion designers debut their collections starting at 5:00p.m.  For a full schedule and exact times check here.

Written by Milana Bucan Edited by Faye Cottrill

Smartwater, Stay Hydrated the Right Way!

Whether you’re working a long day at the office or you’re soaking up the rays poolside, in the midst of all the commotion that comes with everyday life, it’s easy to forget the simplest of things. However, there is one thing that none of us should neglect, drinking water. Whether you’re powering through a workout at the gym or typing furiously behind the computer screen, drinking water throughout the day will make sure you perform at your absolute best.

 

smartwater: the best pool attendant.

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During VFW, the catwalk and front of house are a vision of perfection on the night of a show, but the real craziness can be found behind the scenes! Backstage is a tornado of designers, models, hairstylists, makeup artists, coordinators, volunteers, and countless others rushing to put the final pieces together before the show. During model fittings, dress rehearsals, and backstage prep, the VFW crew is kept on track and energetic by keeping hydrated with Smartwater, a refreshing break to a very busy day.

 

 

Smartwater, UK’s fastest growing brand of H₂0, owned by Glaceau and founded in 1996, is vapor distilled to draw out the hidden impurities found in protected groundwater sources and is later infused with ionized minerals for a pure and crisp taste! With no extra additives and a jam pack of electrolytes, this water sure packs a punch. Smartwater has recently introduced Smartwater Sparkling, the same pure water we love with the right amount of bubbles to lighten up your daily routine!

 

Smart, because it’s made that way.

How To Get The Perfect Beach Waves With Redken

By follow these simple steps and using Redken Products you are guaranteed to create the perfect beach waves.

While your hair is still damp, apply a small amount of Pillow Proof Dry Express Primer and work it evenly through the hair.  Pillow Proof Dry Express Primer works as a thermal blanket, protecting your hair from heat and prevents breakage.  Ingredients Trisiloxane and isododecane allow for a short drying time, resulting in a smooth and silky finish.

Pillow Proof Dry Express Primer

Pillow Proof Dry Express Primer

Next, take a dime size amount of Mess Around 10 cream, and work it between the palms of your hands, and then scrunch your hair to keep those wavy locks.  Mess Around 10 works best for short to medium hair lengths, for a tousled texture while creating separation and leaving your hair with a natural shine.  It’s got a medium hold, so you will be able to achieve an effortless look where you can still run your fingers through your hair.

Mess Around 10

Mess Around 10

For the last step in creating the perfect beach waves, use Powder Grip 03, a mattifying hair powder, which works from the roots to add volume and texture for long-lasting updos.  This powder adds just enough volume and texture without any product buildup or clumpiness.  It’s perfect for those busy days when you need your hair to look perfect all day.  This powder also creates body and fullness, and adds extra grip for easy updos, resulting in hair that looks and feels denser.

Powder Grip 03

Powder Grip 03

Redken is the official hair sponsor for Vancouver Fashion Week’s SS18 fashion show, happening on September 18-24, 2017.  Check out www.vanfashionweek.com for more details.

Get to Know VFW Jewelry Designers Emma Glover & Trudy Wynans

Meet Emma Glover of Emma Glover Designs and Trudy Wynans of Toodlebunny, two jewelry designers who will be at this September’s Vancouver Fashion Week!

Emma Glover Design

With one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry, Emma Glover can make any custom design you want. If you take a look at her Instagram, you can see all the beautiful and unique engagement rings, wedding rings, and other pieces of jewelry that she has crafted.

VFW: What’s one other language that you wish you could speak? Or can you speak any other language?

EG: I would love to speak Spanish more fluently. I went to school for metal smithing in the mountains of Mexico, and was able to get by…at probably a toddler level.

Emma Glover Design

Emma Glover Design

VFW: Where do you get your inspiration from?

EG: Inspiration is everywhere! Any moment in life that makes my heart flutter or brings a lump to my throat (usually in a good way) sends me on a tangent of ideas. Most often these moments happen for me in nature, where raw beauty is perfection…where being covered in sand, soaked by a wave and warmed by the sun is the best feeling ever. Today the solar eclipse moved me more than I was expecting, and I have maybe a dozen ideas inspired by today.

Emma Glover Design

Emma Glover Design

VFW: What helps you focus when creating/designing a new piece?

EG: The urgency to get the idea out of my head. Focusing on making a new design has never been an effort for me, but stopping when I’m on a roll is the worst! Especially because I almost never stop at just one idea. One design concept inevitably leads to at least one or two more, which then leads to more. My poor kids eat more takeout than I’d like to admit because I get a bit lost in my studio on a train of design ideas.

TOODLEBUNNY

Created by designer Trudy Wynans, Toodlebunny was launched in the spring of 2016 and has since then joined the ranks of talented jewelry designers in Vancouver. Her handcrafted designs feature everything from brass, gold, wood and semiprecious stones. Check out her Instagram to take a closer look at the pieces she has made.


VFW: What’s your most favourite piece that you have designed, so far? Why?

TW: There are so many favourites, but probably the most recent one is a statement piece I made fall 2016. It was one of those ones that I had a hard time selling because I loved it SO much! This piece looked fabulous on my client, so I was happy to see it go to a good home and knew she would adore it as much as I did. The piece was the Cleo Collar with hammered brass polished to a brilliant shine and a cascade of silver aura quartz points.

 

VFW: Do you remember what the first piece of jewelry you designed? What was it?

TW: I’ve been designing for just over 11 years.  I believe the first piece I created was a sterling silver ring made in a casting class I took with the Vancouver School Board.  I still have that ring and wear it on occasion.  Although my current work is more focused on one of a kind pieces using mixed media and revamping vintage elements, those first experiences in silversmithing are really what made me want to become a jewelry designer.

 

VFW: Do you own a special piece of jewelry that is important to you? Something with significant meaning?

TW: My partner and I have been together for over 20 years. We never got married but he did give me a pair of diamond stud earrings about ten years ago. I wear these everyday and I signify these as my ‘ring’ and our commitment to each other.  

 

Get an in-person look at the handmade designs of Emma Glover Designs and Trudy Wynans’ Toodlebunny at Vancouver Fashion Week!