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Fashion Show at Shop Wrong with Okalani Style

March 24th, 2013 3 comments

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).

Fashion Show (Okalani Style) at Shop Wrong

Click the photo to go to the Facebook gallery with many more shots!

 

A Holiday Affair – LaSalle College Graduation Fashion Show

December 17th, 2010 No comments

I had the pleasure to photograph the LaSalle College graduation fashion show, A Holiday Affair, that was held on December 15, 2010 in Vancouver. The show was a great success with many awesome designs.

Check out the gallery for more photos from the show

Here’s the video on YouTube if you are unable to see the version above.

Women in Leadership 3rd Annual SuperWomen & Friends Gala Dinner

November 9th, 2010 No comments

The Women in Leadership Foundation (WIL) held its 3rd annual gala dinner on November 6, advice see 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, unhealthy illness 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!

Click here to see more photos from the event.

Fiat Mode XXIII – VCC Fashion Arts Graduation Show

September 30th, 2010 3 comments
fiat mode XXIII - let there be fashion

Designer Monica Fraser

Let there be fashion!

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:

Related links:

Beyond Robson: A Closer Look at VCC’s Fashion Arts Students

YouTube: Part 1 of 2 of the Vancouver Community College (VCC) Fiat Mode XXIII 2010 Graduate Students Fashion Show

Straight: Vancouver Community College Fiat Mode XXIII

Music for the video No Return! by Romahichi

Eco Fashion Week Vancouver 2010 Part 2

September 29th, 2010 1 comment

Yesterday I posted some information and photos from the Eco Fashion Week currently running in Vancouver. I attended runway shows featuring the spring/summer 2011 collections by designers emesha, Lara Miller, Eden, Nixxi, Lav and Kush, and Kim Cathers.

Here’s an update with more images.

Here are the rest of my photos from the show:

Eco Fashion Week Vancouver 2010 – Green Fashion

September 29th, 2010 No comments

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:

  • Fair/ethical trade
  • Local
  • Custom/tailor made
  • Organic/Natural textiles and materials
  • Recycled/reborn
  • Vintage/second hand
  • Vegan/animal free/cruelty free
  • Eco printing
  • Fabric waste reduction
  • Green marketing
  • Socially responsible
  • Resource efficiency
  • Eco-certification

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:

Click here to continue to Part 2

UBC Fashion Show 2010 – Fashion is Freedom

March 25th, 2010 7 comments

UBC Fashion 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

UBC Fashion Show 2010 "Fashion is Freedom"

Strapped

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.

UBC Fashion Show

"Strapped" by Amanda Klassen and Neudis Abreu, Model Claire

UBC Style

The second show was “UBC Style” featuring campus fashions available at UBC, presented by fashion stylist Wilbur Tellez.

UBC Fashion Show

"UBC Style" - Stylist Wilbur Tellez, Model Ally

Nicole Bridger

The next show was by designer Nicole Bridger who uses natural fabrics made from renewable resources for her socially conscious designs.

UBC Fashion Show

Designer Nicole Bridger, model Roosa

Drew Williams

The fourth show was by Drew William who presented menswear and womenswear at the show.

UBC Fashion Show

Design by Drew William

Voicelessness

The next show was “Voicelessness,” by designers Nicole M. Rosychuk, Lauren Mills and Mike Gouze and directed by Nicole Marie Rosychuk.

UBC Fashion Show

"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

UBC Fashion Show

Model Alina wearing an outfit of disposable coffee cups from "What Are You Wearing?"

For more information and photos from the show check out UBC Fashion Shows on Facebook.

Here’s a slideshow of my photos from this show:

© 2010 Lloyd K. Barnes Photography All Rights Reserved

A Twisted Fairytale Fashion Show

March 11th, 2010 No comments
A Twisted Fairytale

A Twisted Fairytale

I attended a fundraiser fashion show put on by the graduating fashion class of the John Casablancas Institute in Vancouver on March 9, information pills thumb 2010. The event was held in Heritage Hall, what is ed a beautiful historic building in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. The proceeds were donated to Covenant House.

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.

Check out the slideshow to see more photos!

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