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Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2013: Accessible for the Public

Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2013: Accessible for the Public - March 27, 2013

Vancouver Fashion Week came to a close this season after showcasing a grand total of 55 local and international designers.

The venue was the Chinese Cultural Center, a high ceiling performance hall which has been hosting the VFW shows for the last few seasons. The venue continues to see improvements as chairs were provided in place of the benches that were used last year and the upper viewing gallery expanded to accommodate more guests. The event also continues to become less exclusive and more open to public, becoming more accessible to the masses who wanted to check out some of the shows.

VFW’s inclusive format is a tremendous opportunity for new and emerging designers – it’s a networking opportunity that creates endless possibilities for emerging designers to branch out and meet new potential buyers and clients.

VFW typically employs dozens of interns from local fashion schools, giving those students an opportunity to get their foot in the door. The media coverage also included everything from newspapers to small unknown blogs.  This solid counter-elitist attitude brings out Vancouver Fashion Week as an accessible form of art and entertainment to the masses.

In case you have missed the shows or want to find out more about the designers, a list of links have been compiled for you to follow!

List of Designers with Links:

Day 1 : Opening Show – March 21, 2013

Eik DesignMirae KimEmily HartQiQee DesignsPandora 
from Crystique
Papillon EasternNikki BabieShelley Klassen of Blushing Boutique.

Day 2 : Emerging Designers – March 22, 2013

LaSalle College (Byron Abad, Jesper Annerstedt, Maggie Chow, Oriana Galvan, Diana Le, Annabelle Shabani, Ivan Yu and Maryam Zamani) Vivid Haiku combined with MaLina Kay Summer BootsEvan ClaytonTaste Makers Clothing by Trish PetrovichMelissa KicksGita OmriElik + Afsi, Lauren RebeccaDandilion Wind Opaine.

Day 3 : Established Designers – March 23, 2013

Angel Eye Fashion , Goldie London with hats from the Hive Mind Millinery, Fever LondonZareen FashionLucy Loves EthelVeejay FlorescaCarole McClellanTheresa Chen,  Pouneh Askarian.

Day 4 : International Designers – March 24, 2013

LUVON by Liu LuNina AthanasiouNova Chiu,Linda SipilaLila NovaHatice Ipek TohumcuJacob KimmieCamilla SalgaardAdriana Santa CruzRoksolana Bagutska.

Day 5 : More International Designers – March 25, 2013

ALDIESEspinelaBlankspot by Shivaji DuttaKoH T by Taisuke KohjiGBD – Green Black DressLaend Phuengkit with an accompanying film Miss LannaShiamak Dance, Well Groomed, Eva Chen, Jaya Misra.

Photo gallery for the entire show can be found at Flickr.

La Saint Valentin at The Waterfall Building

La Saint Valentin at The Waterfall Building – February 14, 2013

Don’t have someone to give you chocolates and flowers on Valentines Day?  Well just go out to a fabulous nightlife event.  ‘La Saint Valentin’ was a full featured evening of art, culture and fashion, and far more than just an excuse to get away from the couple-focused Valentines event.

This spectacular event was hosted at The Waterfall Building, an excellent and classy choice of venue.  The evening’s itinerary were presented by Vernard Goud of LuvnGrace and Hennessy Cognac and hosted by FashionTV’s Mandy Ross.  The fabulous (normally skylit) glass enclosure called the Waterfall Building sparkled under the night sky and was adorned by a gallery of visual arts by Miriam AroesteStacy Sakai, and Liza Lee.

Professional fashion apparel operators strutted the wares of their respective designers.  The fashion show lineup included Nicole BridgerNancy Perreault with Hive Mind Millinery, Designs by Guylaine Theriault, Sans Soucie and Pretty Bstard, including accessories by Mishe Jewels and Smitten Designs.  These shows were interspersed by live musical performances featuring Jim Cummins, Jan Sam, and Sarah K.

The evening wasn’t over when the shows ended.  The guests had a chance to chat with the artists and models, including many photo opportunities.  All this amounted to a perfect night of beauty and art for those who were looking for more than a romantic night for two.  What does it mean for the rest of the people?  As far as I’m concerned the true secrets of Valentines day can be found with mini cupcakes.  And cognac.

The Parlour Yaletown Fashion Shows Mixer

THE PARLOUR YALETOWN FASHIONSHOWS MIXER – January 28, 2013

LuvnGrace & Bella Garnet Beauty Salon presented a social mixer and series of fashion shows this Monday at The Parlour Yaletown, a stylish restaurant at the heart of Yaletown.  It was hosted by Fashion TV’s Mandy Ross and formulated in association with promoter Vernard Goud.

The Parlour features a menu festooned with comfort foods, featuring a variety of artist inspired gourmet pizzas, i.e. #swag.  Even the pizzas have hashtags, but it includes golden honey as a topping (!).  Drinks wise, in addition to the variety of beers, the lounge is most well characterized by the wines on tap.  So I guess I would have to call it a pizza and wine parlour.

The relaxed and classy atmosphere was the perfect place for a social mixer.  A place where
one can appreciate culture and art, in this case via fashion shows.  Comfortable antique wooden sofas included.

Featured Fashion Shows (in order of appearance):

TRINA MARIE CAIRNS bringing the western high fashion dresses, combined with all the hattery by HIVE MIND MILLINERY

New pieces from the always bold and unique ROGUE DESIGNS

Sexy Peruvian designer swimwear via QISPI KAY BIKINIS

NANCY PERREAULT featuring shiny sparkles and Justin Voitic w/ Mickey Mouse Sunglasses

With the featured fashionware encasing the NUMA MODELS and (some) JAGERMODELS.