Style and Sunshine Rock the Catwalk at VCAD’s Summer Fashion Show
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Local designers wow friends, family and industry insiders at the Scotiabank Dance Centre
The hottest trends of the season hit the catwalk Wednesday night at Concept, VCAD’s Summer Fashion Show. Hosted at the Scotiabank Dance Centre,
friends, family and insiders from Vancouver’s fashion scene joined
students and faculty to see how creative VCAD grads really are.
on the Centre’s seventh floor balcony, Concept brought together looks
from six up-and-coming local designers: Olivia Stewart, Zoe Collins,
Nicole Fateux, Shaunique Simpson, Ross Victoriano and Evan Ducharme.
With a sunny Vancouver cityscape serving as a backdrop, guests saw
firsthand how creativity remains the guiding force behind VCAD’s Fashion
As graduates from VCAD’s Fashion Design
program, the six designers found inspiration in everything from pop
culture icons and architecture to ethnic fashion and nature. Olivia
Stewart’s collection incorporated leather into her eye-catching costume
designs. Zoe Collins used earth tones and colours for a bohemian-chic
look. While bold fruit patterns dominated Nicole Fateux’s playful
collection, Ross Victoriano used a striking bright orange in his
monk-inspired collection. Shaunique Simpson wowed the crowd with a
collection inspired by the women and fashion in Congo, using several
patterns, blues and greens. Impressed with Simpson’s work, industry reps
offered to buy her collection on the spot.
The evening also featured the return of Evan Ducharme, a VCAD alum who showed collections at Fashions Night Out Vancouver and Eco Fashion Week.
Since graduating from the Fashion Design program, Ducharme has made a
name for himself in Vancouver’s fashion scene, launching his own label
of women’s wear.
Refreshments and appetizers followed the fashion
show. Guests had a chance to meet with the designers, chat with
industry insiders and review numerous portfolios from VCAD fashion
grads. The entire event was organized and hosted by students in VCAD’s Marketing and Merchandising for Fashion program.
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