Megan Clapman, designer
coordinator, Vancouver Fashion Week/Photos Nancy Deol
Vancouver Fashion Week runs September 18-24.
Fashion Week (VFW) Spring/Summer 18 is set to be the best yet, and
now you can see exactly who is showing and when on the Schedule to
plan your perfect week.
The Vancouver Fashion Week
line-up is hand-picked talent from across North and South America,
Asia, Europe, and around the world, who will showcase their designs
over the seven days. VFW will be showcasing returning designers like
Katherine Tessier, and local designer Alex S. Yu, who deliver unique
pieces to the runway.
editors from Globe & Mail. Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Nylon, GQ, Daily Mail will
be in attendance.
Kicking off with the Opening Gala on Monday the 18th, guests will be privy
to a handful of designer previews and full lines by local brand Aiki
District, Australian designer, Charly Thorn and Nozomi Kuwahara from Japan.
Tuesday’s guests will see an eclectic mix of young first timers and VFW
veterans hit the runway.
will include Chilean designer, Paulina Cañas and her label Cuerodesign which
uses authentic leathers in feminine and sensual designs; and, returning to
VFW for her second season is Rabia Dastgir, a local designer whose previous
lines have featured bold colours and pattern rich fabrics.
Wednesday is a night to highlight the local talents from Vancouver and
Canada as a whole. VFW has a long and strong history of partnering with
local design schools to show a few lucky students’ lines each season.
This year Vancouver Community College will open Wednesday night’s show with
over 20 looks from their students.
alongside the students will be local favourites Akoya with her swim range,
and Madame Katjina .
Opening on Thursday, for his 10th season at VFW, is veteran local, Evan
Clayton. Previous years he has bought antlers with a touch of whimsy down
the VFW runway, and we are eager to see what he produces this season.
Accompanying Clayton on Thursday evening are students from La Salle College
, showing their upcoming talent for the 7th season along with Panamanian
designer Anna Francesca.
us into the weekend are some exciting VFW debut designers. Among those is
Fiction Tokyo by young designer Monaca Nishi from Japan and Chi Wu for
CHENLONHENKU, a menswear designer from the UK who will close Friday's show.
Saturday, historically the busiest day, will see thousands flood through the
doors at the David Lam Hall. Those who make their way through the crowds
will be blessed with runways by local favourites like Kirsten Ley and Sam
Stringer right beside Project Runway Junior’s top 5 Tieler James.
VFW to a close, guests on Sunday will see student designs from John Casablancas Institute, ALEX S. YU, a Canadian local who will be showing a
mixture of mens and womens' wear and Hakuyo Miya for her brand Mouton Blanc.
About Vancouver Fashion Week
Vancouver Fashion Week is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and
the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international
award winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals.
30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week has celebrated multiculturalism and
up-and-coming on their runways. Through international media coverage and
cogent buyer connectivity, Vancouver Fashion Week has provided the exposure
to project past designers on to the stage of success. For more information
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