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
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 Boots, Evan Clayton, Taste Makers Clothing by Trish Petrovich, Melissa Kicks, Gita Omri, Elik + Afsi, Lauren Rebecca, Dandilion Wind Opaine.
Day 3 : Established Designers – March 23, 2013
Day 4 : International Designers – March 24, 2013
Day 5 : More International Designers – March 25, 2013
Photo gallery for the entire show can be found at Flickr.