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Home // Community // News // Two VCAD Students Selected as Finalists in Canada-Wide Design Competition

Two VCAD Students Selected as Finalists in Canada-Wide Design Competition

Friday, April 21, 2017

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Vancouver, BC – April 21, 2017 – Two VCAD Fashion Design students, Zohreh Alipour and Kel Dumana, have been selected as finalists in the 2017 White Cashmere Collection: Student Design Competition. The White Cashmere Collection is an internationally acclaimed showcase for Canadian fashion designers. This year, they have called on students from across the country to put their talents to the test and create unique, one-of-a-kind designs in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.  

Eleven Canadian fashion design schools and more than 150 students are participating in the competition. They will create original couture pieces made of Cashmere Bathroom Tissue and just sixteen student finalists have been selected to display their pieces at an invitation only, VIP fashion show on September 28th in Toronto. A panel of Canadian fashion community celebrity judges will select three winners who will each receive a bursary to help further their education.  

"I am incredibly happy to be a part of White Cashmere Collection,” says finalist Dumana. “I have always regarded it as a privilege when my artistic pursuits engender meaningful causes and so it was even more exciting to be making my piece for this competition knowing that."  

Past White Cashmere Collection designers are serving as Student Mentors to help students with their creations, including VCAD Fashion instructor and Vancouver designer Jason Matlo.  

“I’m honoured to be part of #Cashmere17,” says Matlo. “VCAD has some of the strongest design talent in the country and the collection will allow our students to show their work on a national stage,” he says.  

Visit White Cashmere Collection 2016 to see designs from last year. The White Cashmere Collection is produced by Kruger Products L.P., maker of Cashmere. This event also raises funds and awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.