FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE
VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK F/W '23 DAY 4
APRIL 16, 2023, VANCOUVER, BC - Last night marked Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) F/W '23 day four highlighting eight designers. The five-day extravaganza began on Wednesday and ends today and highlights local and international emerging talents.
Vancouver Fashion Week not only allows a glimpse of the latest fashion and styling trends but also gives us a look at what our favourite local celebs and A-listers are wearing. The celeb spottings have not disappointed.
VANCOUVER, BC - APRIL 16: (L-R) Nicholas Barasch (Julian Blossom), Karl Walcott (Clay Walker), and Moses Thiessen (Ben Button) of 'Riverdale' attended Vancouver Fashion Week on April 15, 2023. (Photo courtesy of Arun Nevader for Vancouver Fashion Week)Karl Walcott (Clay Walker) is dressed in Chynna Mamawal, and Nicholas Barasch (Julian Blossom) is wearing UNSERTEN.
Marco F Bruni's brand is the reflection of a highly motivated individual in flux with ever-evolving perceptions – A designer focused on experimentation, unfocused by convention.
Explores the conceptual narrative of attempting to escape an oil rig explosion.
Twisted seams, bunched fabric, scar-stitching, rust-dying, object-dying, burning, and fraying, are just some of the details you will notice on gabardine drop crotch trousers, asymmetrical tailored
wool coats with silk charmeuse lining, and leather goods, the majority of which have some aspects of hand-dying.
Focused on producing artisanal garments that marry unorthodox sensibility with couture-like sophistication, Marco is adamant about ensuring every detail is considered, from the placement of pockets, hardware, and seams to zipper pulls being consistent throughout each garment to rust dying of drawstring cord locks and to clean, raw edges finished.
Atelier Ren Kimono Remake designer Miwako Yoshida began dressmaking by thinking, "I'll make clothes I want to wear." Fascinated by old kimono fabrics sold at antique markets, she came up with the idea of remaking them into clothes.
She thinks that simply keeping valued kimono fabrics is a waste and instead revives them as new works rather than throwing kimonos and clothes no longer worn. The designer turned 80 years old in January 2023.
Oraki’s founding values are durability, longevity, and respect for the people, the planet, and the living beings who call it home. This was the company’s first appearance outside of Quebec. ORAKI’s Cynthia Savard, head designer and founder, presents her collections.
Oraki presented four bodysuits based on its main fabrics: recycled polyester made out of plastic water bottles, recycled nylon made out of carpets, the Sorona fiber made out of corn, and the Naia fiber, made out of wood cellulose.
As a result, we have recycled more than 5,000,000 plastic bottles since 2016.
As a designer, she aims to reconstruct ideas of feminism while creating new representations of Latin American design by creating engaging pieces that provoke and inspire curiosity. Every garment originates from her love for the craft, her culture, and the consciousness of human impact on the earth.
Chynna Mamawal’s designs are an intricate blend of delicate and modern elements. Her unique designs and innovative approach to fashion have inspired a new generation of designers and fashion enthusiasts. She continues to push the boundaries of Philippine fashion with her work. She is ready to break the glass ceiling for Filipino designers as she debuts her work international fashion scene.
Founded by Sinan Hill, SAYF was created in 2013. After his first attempt in the fashion world, Sinan Hill flies to Morocco, where he will make summer 2013, the 1st Qamis jogging SAYF: an original model inspired by the Moroccan djellaba and the New York hoodie.
Innovative for some and totally offbeat for others, this SAYF jogging qamis is causing a lot of ink to flow on social networks. The article is Soldout in 72 hours.
Sinan Hill offers 4 SAYF collections per year. It launches in the wake of a clothing style that customers call the "Urban-trad." A report on Sinan Hill in prime time on TF1 TV, viewed by 6,000,000 viewers, and a tour of pop-up stores throughout France give his young brand excellent visibility.
The first physical store opened in 2022 near Marseille, in Martigues, where the brand's founder is based.
UNSERTEN debuted as (Arakawa Yui) and presented their collection at New York Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2023 Season.
“ARE BURE BOKE” means “a rough grain of silver salt, a shaky image and a blurred subject exposed to high temperatures.” This style of photography, which emerged in Japan in the 1960s, was a far cry from what the world had previously understood as photography and became a new form of photographic expression.
The figures who used this style, Takuma Nakahira, who founded the magazine “Provoke,” and later Daido Moriyama, are both important figures in the history of Japanese and international photography. The image of the New Immaterialist thinking of the time influenced them. Eventually, they took this extreme step to remove the subjective intentions of the photographer from the photograph, thus liberating photography from the various painting frames. Once the photographer no longer imposes his ideas and impressions on his work, the viewer has more possibilities to interpret it on his own.
“ARE BURE BOKE” overturned the stereotypes of photography from the recent past, which required precise focusing, detailing, and objective recording, and raised the fundamental question of “what is photography.” Nowadays, photography has developed even further. With the advent of digital photography and the spread of mobile phone photography is making itself an integral part of our daily lives. The question “What is photography?” has been answered in many ways.
For this collection, we have used the work of the artist Kurosuzume as one of the sources of inspiration. Kurosuzume is a Japanese-based artist who uses photography and performance art as his primary work medium.
Ay Lelum is a second-generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, B.C. Sisters design and produce clothing and fabric patterns featuring Traditional Coast Salish Art by their Father, William Good, and Brother, W. Joel Good, of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Hereditary Chief Family. Their garment design is mentored by their Mother, Sandra Moorhouse-Good, who had the very first Coast Salish clothing line called Ay Ay Mut in the 1990s.
At Ay Lelum, they create garments that embrace diversity and share traditional Coast Salish Art and culture for everyone to wear. Their non-ceremonial clothing is designed with family artwork that is all-inclusive for everyone. The brand is also dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint by creating couture pieces at home and from local B.C. manufacturers.
Thank you to our sponsors.
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 established 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 with a platform for their craft and ongoing opportunities for commerce and success.
For more information and photos, please visit: