Since March 2015, Vancouver Fashion Week has been hosting workshops for their designers and the Vancouver fashion industry. This season VFW has partnered with ApparelCamp to give VFW designers free access to a full day of workshops and the keynote address from Derrick Emsley of tentree. Other possible workshops at ApparelCamp include colour development, sustainability, resource sharing, pre-production, prototyping, branding, merchandising, and more.
Plus the FashionCamp business panel will be offered for free earlier in the week. The panel features marketer and trend forecaster Vivienne Taylor, fashion business consultant Lisa MacCarthy, fabric waste expert Irina MacKenzie, publicist/wholesaler Sarah Murray, educator and patternmaker Andrea Korens, educator and knitwear expert Nicoletta Morozzi, and production manager and photographers’ agent Lyndsay Black.