Vancouver Fashion Week
- DAY 2 -
Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) presenting the Fall /Winter '2023 season from
April 12th to 16th, 2023.
‘Devotion’ is the first collection and show crafted through VN. Amy Nunweiler, the founder and designer, built this foundation upon her belief, with composure and functionality. Devotion received its name through the chaos and constant societal noise in the previous years. Submitting to what is greater than brings peace, and intimacy in daily life - a kind of stillness that comes with having protection.
EWMA was launched in 2003 as a development initiative of Atira Women’s Resource Society. It has focused on supporting women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to work together to develop an alternative form of business or employment that is grounded in their needs and realities.
The program is a self employment initiative for women impacted by violence who face significant barriers to traditional employment and who seek safe, income-generating opportunities free from exploitation, abuse or other vulnerabilities.
Clothes are the connecting link between the wearer and the world around them. The clothes you wear change the people you meet and the world you see.
Jobert John Cristobal
Jober’t Cristobal is an emerging young Filipino fashion designer who has a flair of fusing various cultures through his works. He combines local Filipino fabrics with Ankara prints, fabrics from Africa. His fascination in using Ankara prints and exploring African culture is through the experiences of his elder sister, Jas Cristobal, who is working in Nigeria as an Overseas Filipino Worker.
A distinguished post-graduate alumnus of Domus Academy, Milan(2014), Devyani Mehrotra takes inspiration from global nomads targeting a modern-day traveler. Her VISION is to retain distinctive expressions and provide not just things but memoirs, clothes that are lovingly worn and owned.
The theme of this new collection is legacy, which is a story of how to transform the wisdom which we inherited from our ancestors, and those vanishing beauties into new crafts of our own. People are able to have a new appreciation of the symbolized meaning of texture, and have a further understanding of the significance of cherishing and legacy.
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 80’s 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 customisable depending on fabric availability.