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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