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  • 9/17: Day 2 of VFW S/S 2015 – Magenta, Liu, Armstrong & Yu!

    METRO LIVING ZINE IMAGE CREDIT: Vancouver Fashion Week (www.vanfashionweek.com) Clockwise: Lu Liu, Wendy Ohlendorf – Magenta, Sara Armstrong, Alex S. Yu METRO LIVING ZINE IMAGE CREDIT: Vlassis Xanthopoulos Continuing with Day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week! With the talent and luxuriously excessive embellishment still on my mind from the first slot designers of the LaSalle College international campuses, I forged forward. Day 2 was loaded with talent and eco-friendly designers. Diversely dark natural fibres and colourful synthetics matched each other step for step.  It was a long night but a delightful one! The tents were buzzing and it was standing room...

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  • 9/17: Day 2 of VFW S/S 2015 – LaSalle College Intl Showcase

    September 19, 2014 – reposted from MetroLivingZine.com / Author: Helen Siwak The opening runway on Day 2 showcased student works from LaSalle College International and marks their 10th consecutive season as a Vancouver Fashion Week partner. To everyone’s visual delight, additional talent from the College’s international network campuses in Montréal, Casablanca, Jakarta and Barcelona were also showing their collections. What an explosive show of delicious eye candy! The three designers from Barcelona blew all my preconceived notions of what the marriage between art and fashion looks like. Not that any of these designs are for daily wear or even special...

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  • 9/16: Day 1 of VFW S/S 2015 – Rebekah Adams, Thabo Makhetha, Akira Kuwabara

    September 18, 2014 – reposted from MetroLivingZine.com / Author: Helen Siwak The heady rush of the opening night gala dissipated around 4am on Tuesday morning. Coincidentally that is when my phone finally stopped buzzing and blinking. The official After Party was over and the second round of the nights’ texts had finally ceased. My dreams were filled with confusing collages of potential outfits for the following days and ultimately had turned nightmarish when my alarm went off. The response to the beautiful green feathered hat that I wore to the gala from Granville Island Hat Shop was so positive that...

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  • 09/15 Opening Gala of Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015

    METRO LIVING ZINE IMAGE CREDIT: Vancouver Fashion Week (http://www.vanfashionweek.com) September 17, 2014 – reposted from MetroLivingZine.com / written by Helen Siwak Game on! Tentology created the new venue for Vancouver Fashion Week literally in the days before the gala launch of the Spring/Summer 2015 event. It was a make it or break moment for owner Jamal Abdourahman and a risk that paid off. Walking up to the giant tented structure made my heart flutter. Visually stunning and so familiar. Must be all the hours invested in Project Runway that makes the tent very ‘MB Fashion Week‘ exciting. That and following...

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  • 1 Day to Runway! VFW S/S 2015 – Marita Mamuchashviili

    METRO LIVING ZINE IMAGE CREDIT: Vancouver Fashion Week (http://vanfashionweek.com/marita-mamuchashviili/) September 14, 2014 – Reposted from MetroLivingZone / written by Helen Siwak As the nights get chillier in Vancouver, my thoughts are turning to sweaters. I love fall for all the cliche reasons – the colours, the smells, the harvest – but mostly for being able to wear heavy bulky deliciously warm sweaters and giant jackets. Marita Mamuchashviili’s last collection Crypotogram put a playful twist on women’s sweaters giving them uneven volume, pointy corners and variations in colour and shade. The men’s sweaters were rife with horizontal lines and slightly reminiscent...

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