Fashion is a global business, and the main 4 cities most press cover doesn’t do justice to fashion. Yes there are some serious style hubs all over the world. We have long championed Scandinavian fashion. Now we are talking about the second biggest showcase of talent and fashion in North America.
Welcome to Vancouver Fashion Week. VFW has a big focus on diversity and multiculturalism. Showcasing established and new designers from all around the world.
We thought we would share some of the amazing talent shown at the AW19 shows, and bring you the best of Vancouver Fashion Week.
Pushing the possibilities of what you can do with balloons. Emi Jingu created an incredible collection like nothing we have ever seen before.
Known for elegance and easy clothes, this resort wear collection from Mel Elegance was true to form. Effortless and tonal, perfect for a holiday.
Profanity by Lillzkillz
A bold youth fuelled collection, full of bright colours and a fresh perspective on athleisure. This collection was really really fun.
This vintage inspired collection, harked back to a time that never really existed. Based in Japan Glaze Kohl has created a unique and modern collection via the 1940s through the lens of Japanese culture.
Created by designer Noele Baptista, this was a striking collection of florals, gentle ruffles and heavy drapes. Sheer excellence.
Mabu49, a New York based brand created by Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene. Celebrated the designer’s rich African heritage though inspired yet modern pieces.
Sorockolita, by Russian designer Viktoriya Stukalova. Mastered the aesthetics of Gothic subculture to create a memorable collection. It was simultaneously show stopping yet also featured incredibly wearable pieces.
The collection featured a wide range of materials and influences- this was an electrifying show of streetwear-inspired looks for men and women.
Li presented a collection of experimental garments that incorporate elements of menswear and tailoring to create an eye-catching final product.
Bold prints, bright colours and excellent tailoring. This was a timeless contemporary collection that we really loved.
Bold and gothic this was a sensual collection. Drawing on references to medieval armour and combat gear, all combined with feminine touches like exposing mesh, soft frills, and brocade designs to create sumptuous daredevil pieces.
Studio Jason Siu
Jason Siu of Studio Jason Siu presented the collection ‘Venezia Santa Lucia’, a sartorial line inspired by traditional Venetian tailoring. Several pieces showcased the thematic hue of a deep emerald green that shimmered alongside deliberately wrinkled black wool fabrics to create captivating looks.
Carmen Llaguno a luxury womenswear designer from Mexico brought a serene collection to the runway, incorporating femininity and spirituality.
Alex S. YU
We loved the modern twist of classic shapes inspired by the 60s. Layering and bold colour is one of Alex S. Yu’s strong skills and we loved this collection.
Australian designer Charlotte Terry presented a playful introduction to her line Arlo with the capsule collection ‘Chrysalis’. Drawing inspiration from ideas of metamorphosis, transition and growth. This collection of womenswear is empowering, featuring a diverse run of experimental garments.
Jessica Chang Studio
Jessica Chang Chih Yun of Jessica Chang Studio in New York highlighted clever craftmanship for FW19. With a strong background in fine art, Jessica has manipulated fabrics in creative ways for this collection to form structure and silhouette. Jessica’s ensembles move through a colour scheme of white, pale pink, deep purple, and blues.