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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 LBYL Designed by Lee Yu Jung

Get to Know LBYL Designed by Lee Yu Jung

Lee Yu Jung, designer and owner of the Korean brand LBYL, will be showcasing at Vancouver Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2018 season! Before seeing her unique and classic ready-to-wear designs at this September’s showcase, we got to ask her a few questions.

VFW: What is your favourite thing to do when you are not working?

Lee: Actually, being a designer is a job that I can’t escape from, except for when going to bed, because to me it is always the most exciting thing to imagine new designs. What I like, except for working, is traveling, watching movies and reading a book! But while I do these things, I am not apart from my designs.

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

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

Lee: Creating something new is always an exciting part that flutters my heart. Being able to take things from my imagination, create them, and show them in the real world is a great part too! So is seeing the moment when an idea that I have been thinking of comes into the world. That is the absolute number one reason that I can’t quit this job.

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

VFW: What makes you different from similar brands/designs?

Lee: I don’t know what brands are similar to my brand. I always put some story in the clothes that I design. What I feel when I design is what I feel in the memories of my childhood. I’ve always been dreaming, reading fairy tale books and realizing that playing stories with my brothers is where I’d get vicarious satisfaction equal to the characters. I have also heard that my clothes are lovely and part of a girl’s dream.

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

LBYL Designed by Lee You Jung

With a passion for fashion, and a focus to create unique designs on a smaller scale, Lee Yu Jung devotes her time to designing pieces inspired by childhood fairy tales.  She’s one of the many international designers who will be showcasing with us on Saturday September 23rd at our Vancouver Fashion Week.