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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK DAY TWO

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK FW'23 DAY 2

APRIL 14, 2023, VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), a global platform for local, national, and international designers, Fall Winter 2023, continues presenting an assembly of show-stopping designers. With a sold-out venue, the chic levels were at an all-time high on the second day of Vancouver Fashion Week. .


American actor Daniel Yang of the Riverdale cast and the Hon. Lana Popham, British Columbia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, joined us. Before opening into the first designer’s presentation, Hon. Lana Popham spoke about bringing more attention to the Vancouver fashion scene in legislature.











First on the runway at VFW day 2 was EWMABlending art, community, and social entrepreneurship, EWMA works with emerging women artists and artisans in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to participate in a democratic and equitable social enterprise that coordinates the pooling of resources to produce and market women’s visual art and handmade products, as well as focuses on building women’s capacities and knowledge and increasing their access to lucrative markets and sales.












The designer of Tsuzumi Futamata is a 21-year-old student currently attending an art college in Japan. She is studying fashion design at the university. She actively participates in guerrilla fashion shows in Shibuya and Harajuku, Japan.


The theme of this collection is “Clothes can make you naked (or vulnerable) by wearing them.” Clothes are not armor or weapons to protect you. What you wear provides a statement to the world about your intentions. You wear clothes to say what you want and how you want to be perceived, which is what it means to be naked. The primary colours of this collection are light beige, black and white.












A post-graduate alumnus of Domus Academy, Milan (2014), Devyani Mehrotra takes inspiration from global nomads. Her VISION is to retain distinctive expressions and provide not just things but memoirs and clothes that are lovingly worn and owned. During her time at Pearl Academy, her graduate collection won the ‘Most Practical Collection’ award and went on to get featured in Vogue.


Her eponymous designer label DEVYANI MEHROTRA was started in 2019 in India. The label seeks inspiration from various cultures worldwide with a freewheeling nomadic attitude. Offering contemporary Indian clothing with global sensibilities, it is all about rich colours, prints, embroideries, and layers of texture. Her designs allow women to effortlessly go from day to evening, looking chic and never compromising comfort.












Amy Nunweiler, the founder and designer of the brand, titled her first collection Devotion. Devotion received its name through the previous years’ chaos and constant societal noise. It is submitting to what is greater than bringing peace and intimacy in daily life - a kind of stillness that comes with having protection.


The looks draw inspiration from Amy’s childhood and the memories that were made in nature. These memories are shown in chain stitch embroidered peonies and quilted coverings. “I want my customers to feel the most themselves they can be in my garments,” says Amy. VN offers us a new daily uniform comprising structure and drape. We receive a look for nearly every occasion, including her wedding.


All pieces are designed and constructed in Vancouver, BC.












Rolla Summers, with ten women’s looks in her collection reflecting fairy fantasy, mythological nymph seashells, and butterflies in a playful pastel colour palette, citron yellow, lilac, blue, nude, rose, stone white, deep black. She used materials like taffeta silk, tulle, silk organza, wool, dyed feathers, roses, and crystal embellishment. The design, therefore contemporary elegance, confident, sensual, not a shy woman. A woman who is not afraid to dress differently!












Daisy Cook’s first collection hit the runway last night and was about finding beauty in the discard. All materials used to create this masterpiece of a collection are from secondhand fabrics and leftover scraps, which unfortunately would have been discarded otherwise. Even the thread used was either gifted or at the end of the roll. Sustainability is an integral part of Daisy’s designs and lifestyle.


Inspired by her Mum and Granny, Daisy heavily incorporated quilting and crochet techniques throughout her collection. This was her opportunity to pay homage to the creative women in her life. Alongside crochet and quilt work, Cook found inspiration in classic vintage silhouettes. She reimagined them, focusing on detailed patchwork or fabric manipulations. Another inspiration featured heavily throughout Cook’s collection is vintage sleepwear, Edwardian lace garments, and overcoats.


Daisy Cook is living and creating on the Sunshine Coast, BC.












FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK FW'23 DAY 2

APRIL 14, 2023, VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), a global platform for local, national, and international designers, Fall Winter 2023, continues presenting an assembly of show-stopping designers. With a sold-out venue, the chic levels were at an all-time high on the second day of Vancouver Fashion Week. .


American actor Daniel Yang of the Riverdale cast and the Hon. Lana Popham, British Columbia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport, joined us. Before opening into the first designer’s presentation, Hon. Lana Popham spoke about bringing more attention to the Vancouver fashion scene in legislature.First on the runway at VFW day 2 was EWMABlending art, community, and social entrepreneurship, EWMA works with emerging women artists and artisans in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to participate in a democratic and equitable social enterprise that coordinates the pooling of resources to produce and market women’s visual art and handmade products, as well as focuses on building women’s capacities and knowledge and increasing their access to lucrative markets and sales. The designer of Tsuzumi Futamata is a 21-year-old student currently attending an art college in Japan. She is studying fashion design at the university. She actively participates in guerrilla fashion shows in Shibuya and Harajuku, Japan.


The theme of this collection is “Clothes can make you naked (or vulnerable) by wearing them.” Clothes are not armor or weapons to protect you. What you wear provides a statement to the world about your intentions. You wear clothes to say what you want and how you want to be perceived, which is what it means to be naked. The primary colours of this collection are light beige, black and white.A post-graduate alumnus of Domus Academy, Milan (2014), Devyani Mehrotra takes inspiration from global nomads. Her VISION is to retain distinctive expressions and provide not just things but memoirs and clothes that are lovingly worn and owned. During her time at Pearl Academy, her graduate collection won the ‘Most Practical Collection’ award and went on to get featured in Vogue.


Her eponymous designer label DEVYANI MEHROTRA was started in 2019 in India. The label seeks inspiration from various cultures worldwide with a freewheeling nomadic attitude. Offering contemporary Indian clothing with global sensibilities, it is all about rich colours, prints, embroideries, and layers of texture. Her designs allow women to effortlessly go from day to evening, looking chic and never compromising comfort.Amy Nunweiler, the founder and designer of the brand, titled her first collection Devotion. Devotion received its name through the previous years’ chaos and constant societal noise. It is submitting to what is greater than bringing peace and intimacy in daily life - a kind of stillness that comes with having protection.


The looks draw inspiration from Amy’s childhood and the memories that were made in nature. These memories are shown in chain stitch embroidered peonies and quilted coverings. “I want my customers to feel the most themselves they can be in my garments,” says Amy. VN offers us a new daily uniform comprising structure and drape. We receive a look for nearly every occasion, including her wedding.


All pieces are designed and constructed in Vancouver, BC. Rolla Summers, with ten women’s looks in her collection reflecting fairy fantasy, mythological nymph seashells, and butterflies in a playful pastel colour palette, citron yellow, lilac, blue, nude, rose, stone white, deep black. She used materials like taffeta silk, tulle, silk organza, wool, dyed feathers, roses, and crystal embellishment. The design, therefore contemporary elegance, confident, sensual, not a shy woman. A woman who is not afraid to dress differently! Daisy Cook’s first collection hit the runway last night and was about finding beauty in the discard. All materials used to create this masterpiece of a collection are from secondhand fabrics and leftover scraps, which unfortunately would have been discarded otherwise. Even the thread used was either gifted or at the end of the roll. Sustainability is an integral part of Daisy’s designs and lifestyle.


Inspired by her Mum and Granny, Daisy heavily incorporated quilting and crochet techniques throughout her collection. This was her opportunity to pay homage to the creative women in her life. Alongside crochet and quilt work, Cook found inspiration in classic vintage silhouettes. She reimagined them, focusing on detailed patchwork or fabric manipulations. Another inspiration featured heavily throughout Cook’s collection is vintage sleepwear, Edwardian lace garments, and overcoats.


Daisy Cook is living and creating on the Sunshine Coast, BC.

Wearing Maia has been celebrating your inner awkwardness since 2013. Raised in Australia and based in Tokyo for the past eight years, you can see an influence of ’80s and 90’s Harajuku-kei in her work.


Wearing Maia strives to create sexy wear for the odd bod and is gender, size, and shape inclusive. All garments are made in small run batches or one-offs and are customizable depending on fabric availability.


Wearing Maia utilities traditional and self-taught handicrafts in an unconventional manner, including patchwork, digital print, AI, screen printing, padding, embroidery, stenciling, painting, illustration, and tapestry to create sentimental and long-lasting garments.


This “How do you remember it?” Collection is derived from three perspectives of nostalgia. The first explores Maia’s childhood

memories of 90’s pop culture. It asks why we connect strongly with toys but not our clothing when they are just fabric. She has been collecting and up-cycling soft toys found on the streets of Tokyo over the past four years and repurposing them into clothing.


The second aspect explores the nostalgic character of Artificial Intelligence. In collaboration with AI Developer Bektur Ryskeldiev,

past Wearing Maia collections were put into an algorithm and used to predict future designs. These images were then printed on fabric to create pieces for the new collection.


The third perspective examines the nostalgia of neurodivergent people, who created hand-painted fabrics based on questions, images, and textures from their childhood. The fabric was then used to create signature pieces in this collection.


Wearing Maia is made with limited fabrics and handicrafts, so each garment is unique and made with love, care, and durability. Wearing Maia has a transparent production line, and fabrics are sourced from dead stock, repurposed items, or local artisans. All finishings are done locally, and all sewing is done in-house.












Jober’t Cristobal is an emerging Filipino fashion designer with a flair for fusing various cultures through his works. His fascination with using Ankara prints and exploring African culture is through the experiences of his elder sister, Jas Cristobal, working in Nigeria as an Overseas Filipino Worker. He has a shop branded Jobe’rt Cristobal, located at Mile Long Building in Makati City, Philippines.


This is his first international fashion show. He takes inspiration from marine life, an important livelihood in the Philippines, and a prevalent culture on the African coastline. Like his other collections named on African themes, he calls his collection “Lobusta,” a term in Yoruba, one of the languages spoken in Nigeria, which means “lobster.” Like a mythical sea creature coming up to the water’s surface, Jober’t Cristobal’s designs will surely rise up from the rest with its unique combination of colour, structure, and texture.











The theme of AISH's new collection is legacy, which is a story of how to transform the wisdom we inherited from our ancestors and those vanishing beauties into new crafts of our own. People can have a new appreciation of the symbolized meaning of texture and further understand the significance of cherishing and legacy. The brand designer blends knitting into the design and searches for inspiration from previous collections. The brand deconstructs the signature blazer and combines it with recycled jeans wear, utilizing waste materials to realize sustainability. All these different handmade recycled knitting works have a total transformation. The brand wants to carry out the aesthetic idea of everything coexisting harmoniously and expressing its nature. We strongly believe that nature and origin are best for all human beings.













 

Thank you to our sponsors. Jaguar We are thrilled to have Jaguar join us. The brand has provided us with a display of its most prestigious models F TYPE located at the event entrance where guests can picture themselves in their dream car. BullyBlocker BullyBlocker is a brand of SPF, skincare, and organic cosmetics. From skincare to makeup, the products are used on all of the models in our shows, not only in Vancouver, but New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week with Global Fashion Collective. The brand has provided several makeup stations located on the upper balcony where event guests can get the looks they saw on the runway or touch up what they already have.

Makeup by Louise Kim, Sandy Na, Michelle Demissie using BULLY BLOCKER @bullyblockerlife @bullyblockerpro @louise_kim @sandytingtingna @eyesforzion https://bullyblocker.com/

Hair by Reetu and Meera using Redken @redken @blushedbeautybar_ @meeradevi_mdhair


About Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW)

Fashion Week has been dedicated to cultivating the success of both established designers and award-winning emerging designers with its global perspective and highly multicultural approach. Championing diversity as its greatest strength, Vancouver Fashion Week has become the second largest fashion week in North America; and is one of the fastest growing fashion weeks in the world. The team at VFW continues to provide its designers not only with a platform for their craft but also with ongoing opportunities for commerce and success.For more information and photos, please visit:

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