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Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Closing Day: International Designers

Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Closing Day: International Designers –September 21st, 2013

The Sociables were fortunate enough to catch this season’s closing day for Vancouver Fashion Week.  The last day of the fashion week featured many accomplished international designers.  The closing shows included 2HB (Singapore), Kamila Gawronska (Poland), Lilla Csefalvay (Hungary), Lava Woman (South Korea), Celestial (Mexico), Hong Kiyoung (South Korea), Ha Sang Beg (South Korea), and Kaye Morales (Phillipines).

See below for the photos!  Make sure to catch more photos from this set at The Sociables Facebook page!

 

 

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.

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Day 5: International Designers 2

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Day 5: International Designers 2March 24, 2013

This was the closing day for Vancouver Fashion Week this season featuring international designers.  Also featured was several films by designers and a half-time show by Shiamak dance troupe.

Showcased designs included works from:  ALDIESEspinela, Blankspot by Shivaji Dutta, KoH T by Taisuke Kohji, GBD – Green Black Dress, Laend Phuengkit with an accompanying film Miss Lanna, Shiamak Dance followed by Well Groomed, Stunning dresses by Eva Chen, and the closing show (with intro video) by Jaya Misra.

Keep watching for a comprehensive review of the entire VFW, with highlight photos!

(You can find EVEN MORE photos at Flickr!)

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Day 4: International Designers

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Day 4: International DesignersMarch 23, 2013

This weekend in Vancouver Fashion Week showcased the international designers.  As expected for a weekend showing, the venue was packed with fashion lovers and the shows didn’t disappoint!

Featured designers in this show included: LUVON by Liu Lu, Nina Athanasiou, Nova Chiu, Linda Sipila, Lila NovaHatice Ipek TohumcuJacob Kimmie, Camilla SalgaardAdriana Santa CruzRoksolana Bagutska.

See below for the photos, and keep coming back for more photos and an upcoming comprehensive review at The Sociables!

If you missed the last three days of VFW coverage, find them here: Day 1: Opening Show, Day 2: Emerging DesignersDay 3: Established Designers.

(You can find even more photos from this set at Flickr!)

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Opening Show

Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013 Opening ShowMarch 21, 2013

Vancouver Fashion Week has officially started!  Fashion lovers from all over streamed in to the Chinese Cultural Center to bask in the modern expression of culture and style.  Produced by Jamal Abdourahman and featuring a solid lineup of designers, it is guaranteed to be a show you don’t want to miss.  The shows will continue on until March 24th on Sunday, so make sure to come out!

The opening show included Eik Design, Mirae Kim, Emily Hart, QiQee Designs, Pandora
from Crystique
, Papillon Eastern, Nikki Babie, and a solid closer by the local Shelley Klassen of Blushing Boutique!

Keep coming back for more photos and an in depth review as The Sociables will be there to cover the event all week!

(Photographer’s note: See the full set of images -yeah there’s more- at my FLICKR!)