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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

 

 

 

 

Get to Know Choiboko

Korean brand, Choiboko is full of beautifully designed pieces that are a great mix of colour and structure, and this September they will be showcasing their innovative work at Vancouver Fashion Week. The brand’s Fall/Winter 2017 Daegu collection has many wearable, sophisticated designs that plenty of people would want to have in their own wardrobe. Creator, and original designer, Bok Ho Choi has been in the fashion industry since graduating from design school in 1973. Now with over 40 years of experience under his belt, he is still an important part of Choiboko and the Korean fashion industry. To get to know Bok Ho Choi before viewing his pieces at the Vancouver Fashion Week, we asked him a few questions.

VFW: What is your favourite part of being a designer?

Choiboko: I like to consider the social role of fashion in a philosophical point of view, with an interest in human beings and nature. My inspirations have always come from surroundings in daily life, such as nature and social life. From my first debut work, called ‘Accusation Costume,’ in 1973, I have always tried to incorporate a message on social issues such as environmental problems, and the Daegu subway fire in 2003, in Korea.

Choiboko

Choiboko

VFW: What has been a challenge for you this year?

Choiboko: Despite my long career, and not only this year, it has always been very difficult creating new collections.

Choiboko

Choiboko

VFW: How do you stay up to date with trends?

Choiboko: Human life and nature has always been a big inspiration of my work. Trend is about human life and what they love about.

Choiboko

Choiboko

Come and see more of the creative designs of Choiboko in person at Vancouver Fashion Week on Saturday, September 23, at 8:30pm! You wouldn’t want to skip out on seeing what this international brand has to offer!