Reflecting on FNO In Our Beautiful City Vancouver
So the commotion of Fashion##Q##s Night Out is coming to a lull. However, this has given us all some time to let the once anticipated event sink into our minds. The night was a hit, having produced more spectators than originally thought. This of course created people complaining about long line ups, and even the possibility of not being admitted into the event. Although, considering it was Vancouver##Q##s first Fashion##Q##s Night Out, we had to test the waters somehow, right? When you think about it, we now know that the fashion audience is larger then we had thought, so hopefully FNO will be more prepared with a larger venue the following year.
It was in fact held in a reputable studio, which definitely out beats having the event in some sticky and dark night club. This is taking Vancouver##Q##s fashion scene to the next level; so yes, we are heading into the fashionable light. After all, it was only a few days ago where we made the top 50 fashion cities in the world, beating both Toronto and Montreal, coming in at number 31.
Considering the ball park we were given to throw such an event, I think we did pretty well for our first go. What I would have liked to see is for the shopping experience afterwards to be a bigger thing. What I had envisioned, and have had other sources say to me, was for streets to be closed off, and have it like a fashion block party. This would have created more buzz on the streets for those who didn##Q##t know was going on, although I##Q##m sure people were questioning what was happening when they kept seeing photographers and well-dressed fashionistas on the prowl on Robson Street. I also think it would have fit more people as well as making the rest of the world look at us with awe if we had a street fashion show, similar to what they had done a month or two prior to get attention for FNO. But on the contrary, block off roads downtown, and rent some luxury cars with, lets say, Cartier in the background?
Who knows what the future is for FNO in Vancouver, but all I know is that we are stepping up the ladder in the fashion world bit by bit. I wanted to leave you all with some photos of highlights from the hit event, so enjoy!
Some fashionistas striking a pose outside the CBC building downtown.
The crowd waiting for the show to start, possibly getting their tweets on?
One of Daryl White##Q##s edgy creations.
The bodacious emcees; Natalie Langston & Meena Mann from FMA Weekly
The show begins…
Models going on and off the catwalk
Designer Daryl White getting pumped up to take his cue to go on the runway
Evan Ducharme##Q##s creation struts its stuff to the media
RozeMerie Cuevas, designer of Jacqueline Conoir, gives her thanks