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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 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

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.

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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

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