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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 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)

Tune in on Vancouver Fashion Week Facebook page for live coverage as VFW Spring/Summer 2018 continues!

 

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

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

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 Avril Stepanov & Mouton Blanc

Get to Know VFW Jewelry Designers Bianca Barr & Pam Jackson

Vancouver Fashion Week got to ask a few fun questions to local jewelry designers who will be a part of our Spring/Summer 2018 season. Get to know Bianca Barr of Bianca Barr Designs and Pam Jackson of Street Cat Designs!

Bianca Barr

Designer, Bianca Barr creates artfully designed pieces that will be a perfect match for any event you’ll be attending. Each piece is handmade, so no two people will ever have the exact same piece. Check out a few more of the pieces Bianca has designed on her Instagram.

VFW: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

Bianca: Maybe somewhere Scandinavian, Copenhagen or Stockholm. I love the fashion (Acne Studios in particular), art, design and the people seem super friendly.

Bianca Barr

Bianca Barr

VFW: Is there any career that you wanted to do before you went into design?

Bianca: As a child and teenager I was very unsure of what to do as a career. The only thing I really liked was art class, so something probably art related. Or a vet, briefly, because I love animals!

 

Bianca Barr

Bianca Barr

VFW: What’s one goal that you’ve surpassed while being a designer?

Bianca: In general I’m bad at making goals. I think just the fact that I’m still making things despite stress and setbacks. A goal I had this year was to get my pieces into some more local stores and I did achieve that.

Street Cat Designs

Pam Jackson, designer and owner of Street Cat Design, creates elegant, handmade jewelry made with precious metals with unique designs, gemstones and freshwater pearls. You can also take a closer look at Pam’s designs on her Instagram.

VFW: When did you know that you wanted to go into jewelry design?

Pam: Going into to jewelry design wasn’t as much a conscious decision as it was, I think, a destiny. I began making jewelry, starting out with glass beads and cheap wire after I lost two very dear friends to cancer. Being creative with this new medium was a way to bring cheer to my grieving heart. The colorful beads and serendipitous designs soothed my soul. As I got better at my craft, I left behind the humble materials, and began using gold and silver and real gemstones, and thus grew Street Cat Designs. It amazed me how easily the tools fit in my hands, and how the designs just seemed to be a part of me, until I remembered a little hippie girl of 16 living on the streets, sitting on the sidewalk in front of a bead shop in the 1970’s, twisting wire with brightly colored wooden beads into funky earrings. I took the money the shop owner paid me for the earrings and bought food. I think Street Cat Designs was started, really, that long ago, it just took the time in between to incubate!

Street Cat Designs

Street Cat Designs

VFW: What do you think you’d be doing if you weren’t a jewelry designer?

Pam: To be honest, I’ve never really thought about it. I am so appreciative of the ability I have, to make things that people will pay money for, and love to wear. I suppose, if I give it some thought, I might have been a landscape designer, or a lawyer!

Street Cat Designs

Street Cat Designs

VFW: Did you have a favorite subject in school?

Pam: I didn’t have a favorite subject, as much as I had favorite teachers, who make the subjects so incredibly interesting, that you just couldn’t help but love what you were being taught. Shout out to Mrs Manders for geometry, Mr Jones for French and Mr Sawyer for English.

Come to Vancouver Fashion Week to get a closer look at the jewelry of Bianca Barr Designs and Street Cat Design!

 

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Get to Know VFW Designers Inae Sung & Andre Kao

Here’s another round of Q&As with two more designers that will be showcasing at our Spring/Summer 2018 event!

Inae Sung

Inae Sung, creator behind the brand OLOH, uses a creative mix of colours, textures and styles to enhance every piece in her line. Being a recent graduate from a London college with a Bachelor in Fashion Design and Technology, we can’t wait to see what this womenswear designer brings to our runway.

VFW: What colours are you drawn to work with more than others?

Inae: At this time, BLUE.

Oloh Inae

Oloh Inae

VFW: Thoughts on ruffles?

Inae: I’ve found that the ruffle of this season is the starting point of the neutral item. At this moment, I have been thinking that the ruffle is the best example of a feminine atmosphere. But, I think everybody has a feminine side and a masculine side at the same time. When I mix materials or ideas that are active and sometimes masculine, a romantic and loving atmosphere is also created.

Oloh Inae

Oloh Inae

 

VFW: How do you handle your stress?

Inae: I like to have time be completely alone, to separate myself, so I see my stresses behind me. For example, I will have a bath on a day that is not well solved. I separate myself from the space, leave tired moods and worries in front of the bathroom door and try not to think of them. I focus on feeling the temperature, the incense and the quietness. After that, when I go out again, my tired mood disappears and it’s like my first thoughts were not such a big issue. Sometimes, I am able to find a solution with different view. This is how I adjust to the stress I have in a simple and short time every day.

Andre Kao

Striking patterns and structures are only part of what makes up Andre Kao’s label. With designs that are uniquely their own, this Taiwanese label will appeal to everyone.

VFW: What is something that you need everyday?

Andre: Inspiration.

Andre Kao

Andre Kao

VFW: What is the hardest part of being a designer?
Andre: The most difficult thing to do in designing is the process of realization.

Andre Kao

Andre Kao

VFW: What led you to pursue a career in fashion?

Andre: The true, the good and the beautiful.

 

Don’t miss seeing the beautiful designs of Inae Sung on September 21st and Andre Kao on September 22nd!

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