It’s that time of year again and a good one at that!
Day 1 of Vancouver Fashion Week brought to us beautiful designs and much anticipated local talent that we have been keeping our eyes on. Here are our favourites of the evening:
ALEX S. YU
Returning to the VFW catwalk for the second time, Vancouver emerging designer, Alex S. Yu impressed his loyal fans once again with dazzling metalics and fun accents. Still keeping the same playfulness and use of interesting fabrics and materials as he did in his last collection, this line was inspired by ‘Mean Girls’.
If you missed my previous interview with Alex, click HERE
I LOVE CHOC
Dubbed as China’s first you street style fashion brand, I LOVE CHOC brought their ‘1Dollar’ themed collection across the sea to delight our senses. Another fresh and playful collection for the night with references to dollar bills and my favourite childhood book character (and first ever vinyl) – Pinocchio. A strong and cohesive collection with its textures and bright primary colours.
We loved the leather looks by South Korean, YongKyunShin, with the clever cutouts and placement of frills and detailing. The mixture of fabrics, belts and zippers added to the provocative avant-garde feel of the collection.
Another returning Vancouver favourite, emerging designer, Connally McDougal wowed us with a collection that primarily consisted of deep tones, luxe velvets and rich textures, with slight references to the 20s era. We loved the brighter patterned print that popped up in various items of clothing with really uplifted the collection, keeping it fresh and youthful.
All images by PETER JENSEN