Returning to the white tents outside of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver Fashion Week brought to its audience the fashion and trends from the Fall/Winter 2015 collections. After walking the red carpet and stepping inside of the infamous white tents, you felt as though you were in a different place completely.
In it’s 25th season, this season at Vancouver Fashion Week brought up the bar from the last. With a great combination of emerging Canadian and international designers, each design was more different than the last. Running from March 16 to March 22, this week was full of different designs and trends we can look forward to seeing on the streets of Vancouver soon.
ILOVECHOC is a brand that has over 200 stores in China. The designs were runway to street wearable, focusing on easy and stylish streetwear. Their designs had an international flair featuring the ‘$’ and their take on the American flag. The bright colours of the designs had the audience on the edge of their seats, snapping photos for blogs and Instagram.
Day three of Vancouver Fashion Week brought to the runway designs by Sara Armstrong. The Canadian, Vancouver based designer is no stranger to the VFW runway, being featured for the past three seasons. This season her designs were minimalist, featuring gender neutral black and grey pieces. While her designs are minimalist, they caught the audience’s attention to the timeless, androgenous statement.
Ending this season of Vancouver Fashion Week was Vancouver Island born designer, Eliza Faulkner. After studying in London, her fashions have caught the eyes and attention of celebrities. The audience in Vancouver appreciated her designs as much as celebrities have. Her collection brought out a classic, lady-like feel, staying with neutral, monotone fabrics, bringing only one print and bright colour to life.
It wasn’t just the fashion that were seen on the runway. The crowd stepped up their game this year. While Vancouver is usually labelled as an unfashionable city, the audience at Vancouver Fashion Week would say otherwise.
If you weren’t able to make it to fashion week this season, make sure to check it out for the spring/summer collection later this year.
Review by Megan Renaud