As we go through another season of Fashion Weeks, this past week was Vancouver’s turn to show the fashion community what it’s made of.
Whilst a relative baby in terms of the bigger Fashion Weeks, Vancouver’s local talent and visiting designers didn’t let this deter them, and some creative design hit the runway, bringing a hefty dose of couture to our fair city. Whilst there were many notable collections, here are a selection of my personal faves:
Evan Clayton: Vancouver
If there was any designer that had created a stir before the big event
it was our local boy, Evan Clayton, who is never one to shy away from the
theatre of fashion. Everyone knew we were in for a treat, and he did not
disappoint! A beautiful collection inspired by the ocean, “Kin” was an
art piece. Marrying chiffons with clear plastics and finishing with trims
such as barnacles and mussel shells, the whole effect was candy for the
Angela Huang: Vancouver
Huang wowed the audience with her clean, contemporary women’s
collection. She managed to create a collection that was sexy, modern and
edgy, yet refined. No small task!
Taran K Cheema: Canada
Cheema’s collection was thoroughly enjoyable. The splash of colour in her designs
was a welcome contrast to the sea of muted palettes that had hit the runway before her.
Her collection made a strong statement, and realised her vision of wearable art.
Kamila Gawronska: Poland
I really love the shapes created by Kamila Gawronska in her collection.
She somehow embodied a grown up sense of play. It was fun, yet graceful
and mature. Defined by strong, bold shapes, this beautiful collection will
definitely make me keep an eye on Gawronska and whatever she tackles next.
Noe Bernacelli: Peru
This was my stand-out for the week. Noe Bernacelli showcased two
collections. He opened with a prêt-à-porter collection, which was made up of
beautifully tailored jackets and pants paired with lace and satin shirts
and skirts. However, the showstopper was the couture line that followed.
The exquisite beading on the sheer dresses made the little girl in me start
making a list to Santa. Don’t just take my word for it; check out some of the
stunning collection below.
All pictures courtesy of Kuna Photography Group
For all the pictures from the week, head to Kuna’s page here