Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 3- April 24, 2013
Eco Fashion Week came to a close yesterday with a solid collection of shows. The first set included Hey Jude and My Sister’s Closet. Hey Jude features the designers Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chow, and their particular brand is a vintage style collection made from upcycled materials from markets and thrift stores. My sister’s closet was created by the Battered Women’s Support Services formerly from East Vancouver. Their colorful style featured both women and men’s wear.
Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 2- April 24, 2013
Tuesday featured another great lineup of designers at Eco Fashion Week. As the second day of the fashion shows, a variety of creative fashion artists got a chance to display their ingenuity in crafting with eco-friendly and sustainable materials. It was great to so many talented designers from across the globe promote environmentalism and ethical lifestyle.
Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 1 - April 22, 2013
Eco Fashion Week kicked off its 6th season in Vancouver this Monday at Robson Square. Eco Fashion Week promotes sustainable innovations in fashion and encourages the green and environment friendly atmosphere always present in Vancouver. This is one of the biggest fashion show productions in town and a must for all Fashion lovers.
The first day started off with a set of Fashion Shows presented by Value Village, promoting second hand wears as a trend toward future for self styling and personal expression of creativity. The first series included the Thrift Chic Challenge, where each Stylist/Designer were presented with the task of creating 15 unique and complete looks with a budget of $500. Considering that one (1) Louboutin Shoe costs about that much, creating unique styling to show off to the fashion conscious public without being boo’ed off the stage would be a considerable and complex challenge. These stylists had enough grit to go through with this challenge, and created unique sets of styles for their budget. Sara Gourlay diplayed a set of classy black dresses, Sandy Karpetz with her Pretty Secrets line showed a colourful gypsy style, and Jasmine Zhu finished the series with her flowery vintage looks.
The Next show was a long series of designs showcased for the “68 pound challenge“. The 68 pound challenge corresponds to the amount of clothing material trashed by an average American every year. Kim Catherswas tasked with creating another set of high fashion looks using 68 pounds of discarded Value Village fabrics and clothes. Kim had been through this challenge before and no doubt had a strong strategy to tackle this mission. The end result was 30 looks made with the refuse piles no one would ever see, turned in to a beautiful creative and unique set that will encourage the public to do some styling of their own and motivate the reuse of second hand fabrics and clothes.
Gastown Tattoo Celebration Art Show – April 20, 2013
Gastown Tattoo Parlour hosted a 2 year Anniversary Celebration Art show this weekend. This was an open and local community event. Everyone was welcome, with food and refreshments on the house. The evening included live music, and was a very chill and relaxed atmosphere commonly found at a trendy lounge.
We were in Gastown Tattoo Parlour previously as part of our research in to the process of tattoo removal a few weeks ago (see it here at our previous article!). Breaking away from the image of a stereotypical tattoo parlour, the venue is open and airy, well lit and clean. Showcase of their talent is shown on the walls and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere definitely helps put one at ease.
Watch for Gastown Tattoo Parlour to be represented at Vancouver Tattoo Show @ the Vancouver Convention Centre coming April 26 – 28th!