Shop Wrong features local and repurposed fashion, jewellery and accessories. Located in a vintage building in Strathacona, it’s a very cool shop, decorated with antique signs and native art, with a definite East Van vibe. To celebrate their opening, Shop Wrong hosted a fashion show on Friday, March 22, 2013, featuring the designs of Okalani Style. If you want to support local business in East Vancouver, check out Shop Wrong!
Here are some photos from the show (click thumbnails to see larger size).
Click the photo to go to the Facebook gallery with many more shots!
The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) held its 3rd annual gala dinner on November 6, advicesee 2010 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. The SuperWomen & Friends: Sea of Possibilities event featured silent and live auctions in support of the mentorship program, unhealthyillness 3 course dinner, keynote speech by entrepreneur Joyce Groote, a fashion show, and a mini-makeover bar with professional makeup artists and hairstylists.
WIL Founder Maya Kanigan
Keynote Speaker Joyce Groote
The fashion show featured beautiful designs from Wear Else, Invito Couture and the Jacqueline Conair Collection with great work by the models, makeup artists and stylists.
The event was a great success and a lot of fun too!
The graduates of the Vancouver Community College Fashion Arts Program showed their creations last night at a fantastic show held at Rocky Mountaineer Station in Vancouver. The show featured the work of 21 graduating fashion designers, each of whom had 4 pieces in the show. The production was spectacular with great models, makeup, hair styling, music, lighting and of course catering! But the emerging designers were centre stage with some incredible work.
I took as many photos of the outfits as I could! I have previously photographed the designs of one of the graduates, Ana Jost, and I love her work. It was a pleasure to see her graduating and finishing this phase of her fashion design career.
All the designers’ work was very impressive and I’m looking forward to seeing more from them in the future, and I hope to use their designs in my photography as well.
You can view all of the outfits in the music video below, or view the photos here.
Congratulations to all the graduates for your amazing work!
Here’s the video on YouTube if you are unable to view the flash version above:
Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is taking place in Vancouver on Sept 27-30, 2010. It is being held at the Creekside Community Centre, which was part of the Olympic Village during the 2010 Winter Games.
Vancouver has a goal to become the greenest city by 2020 and EFW will help to educate the fashion industry and fashion-buying public about environmentally friendly best-practices and to promote those business that have good green practices.
A Green Advisory Board helped to evaluate the fashion designers, retailers and manufacturers using the following criteria:
Organic/Natural textiles and materials
Vegan/animal free/cruelty free
Fabric waste reduction
These practices can also apply to other industries and I will be looking carefully at my photography business to see what I can do to make sure it is green too!
On Sept 28, I attended runway shows featuring the spring/summer 2011 collections by designers emesha, Lara Miller, Eden, Nixxi, Lav and Kush, and Kim Cathers. Here is a quick look at the the collections by emesha and Lara Miller. The rest of the designers have been posted here.
Here’s a slideshow with more photos from the show:
I attended the the UBC Fashion Show on March 20, 2010 at the UBC Aquatic Centre, which was a pretty cool venue for the show. The runway was installed above the outdoor pool, which made for some interesting shots with the reflections in the water. The UBC International Relations Students Association presented the show, entitled “Fashion is Freedom,” an exploration of the theme of fashion as art and how its expression reflects political freedom. The show featured the work of designers from Vancouver.
UBC Fashion Show 2010 "Fashion is Freedom"
The first show, “Strapped” by designers Amanda Klassen and Neudis Abreu, Design students from Emily Carr University of Art, presented designs on the themes of consumerism and the depletion of non-renewable resources.
"Strapped" by Amanda Klassen and Neudis Abreu, Model Claire
The second show was “UBC Style” featuring campus fashions available at UBC, presented by fashion stylist Wilbur Tellez.
"UBC Style" - Stylist Wilbur Tellez, Model Ally
The next show was by designer Nicole Bridger who uses natural fabrics made from renewable resources for her socially conscious designs.
Designer Nicole Bridger, model Roosa
The fourth show was by Drew William who presented menswear and womenswear at the show.
Design by Drew William
The next show was “Voicelessness,” by designers Nicole M. Rosychuk, Lauren Mills and Mike Gouze and directed by Nicole Marie Rosychuk.
"Voicelessness" model Christina L.
What Are You Wearing?
The final show entitled “What Are You Wearing” was by designers Akari Izumi, Colleen Hughes-Games and Rashika Gupta
Model Alina wearing an outfit of disposable coffee cups from "What Are You Wearing?"
The theme was “A Twisted Fairytale” and the show used a theatrical approach to showcase the designs. All aspects of the production were outstanding – the models, makeup, hairstyling, staging and, of course, the fashion styling.