March Fashion Event list
Mar 1-2 The Green Living Show at BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd) featuring over 200 green exhibitors. Open Sat 10 - 9, Sun 10 - 6. Fashion shows run twice daily - Sat 11 and 5, Sun 2:15 and 5. Advance tickets $8 - $10.50, at door $9 - $12. For more information go to www.greenlivingshow.ca
Mar 2 Interaction 2008 at Speakeasy (921 Granville St.). Film, TV and Fashion Networking event. DJ's Elixir, Hybridica and Stagger with vocals by Madhu. Fashion show at ??? Tickets $10 in advance $15 at the door. For tickets call 778-889-5825.
Mar 8 and 15 Spring Fashion Show Brunches at JC Studios (46 W. 6th Ave.). Features a brunch with mimosas and espresso, a tearoom style fashion show and a talk by RozeMerie Cuevas on current trends. Starts times are at 10 or 1. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with preferred time and date.
Mar 12 "Twitch-In Fashion" at The Hennessey Lounge (53 W. Broadway). Launch of junior clothing line by Claire Carreras. Doors open at 6:30, show begins at 7:00. Tickets ($18-$22) are available at Zulu Records, Noize, and Beat Street.. For more information contact Sara McIntyre at 604-730-1630 or email@example.com
Mar 14 The Fabulous Life at The Bay Downtown (674 Granville - 3rd floor), 6-9 p.m., with red carpet, paparazzi, swag bags and spring fashion show featuring Kensie, Vero Moda, Full Circle and more. For invitation please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar 15 Sugarlime's Spring 2008 Exclusive Wine & Cheese Jewelry Show. Shop fromSugarlime's hundreds of jewels as do Rachael Ray, Tori Spelling, RebeccaRomijn and Sarah McLachlan. 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Point Grey Golf & CountryClub (3350 S.W. Marine Drive, near Blenheim St., Vanc). Free of charge- RSVP required. For invitation, please email email@example.com or contact 604.831.8800. www.sugarlime.com
Mar 29-30 Portobello West Fashion and Art Market; London style market with over 100 local fashion designers and artisans, Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell St. off of Terminal Ave.), $2 admission, children under 12 free, Noon-6pm. www.portobellowest.com
Mar 29-30 Vancouver Wedding Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place), Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10 - 5 with fashion shows at 10, 2 and
4. $50,000 grand prize draw. Tickets are $20. For more information
go to www.vancouverweddingshow.ca or call 604-251-9491.
Mar 30 Runway Show, Presented by the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts and FibreEssence Gallery the show features one of a kind art wear by local artists, held in conjunction with the Crafts Association of B.C.'s exhibit, Vancouver Museum, 2:30pm, tickets $15, www.fibreessence.ca
Mar 31 - Apr. 4 BCFW at the Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island. Please check the website for schedule and information. www.bcfashionweek.com
Apr 2 Apparition: Kwantlen Grad Fashion Show at the River Rock Casino (8811 River Rd.). Showtimes are 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the afternoon shows and $30 for the evening show. For information or tickets please contact Mary Boni at 604-599-2551 or firstname.lastname@example.org
John Casablanca Graduating Class Has Heart
By Jessica Rolli
On February 12 John Casablanca's graduating class hosted the cleverly titled, I Heart Fashion Show. Not only was the Eight Girls + a Guy's production just in time for Valentines Day, it was also a fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.
The sculpted columns and 18th century stonework of Heritage Hall on Main Street was the perfect canvas for the luxurious draping and romantic rose-tinted lighting that seductively whispered to its guests. DJ Maze ensured the boudoir atmosphere didn't put anyone to sleep with his house mixed beats.
The event MC was Carlie Wong, a contestant from Project Runway Canada, whose next collection will soon be showing in Toronto.
A definite highlight of the evening was the opening violin performance from Kytami, who fused her musical skills with hip-hop and electronic tracks. The eclectic mixture was a foreshadowing to the looks that were to follow, as nine local boutiques and designers made appearances on the runway.
Kiki & Chels really played with this spring's floral trend, showing wide-legged pants, an above-the-knee skirt and some lovely scarves that were all blooming with pretty little pink and purple petals. The spring pastels and translucent chiffons that most collections favored were broken up by the edgy street wear from Sacred Soul, whose black and white sweatshirts and t-shirts were decorated with some great graphics. Whether it be dragons, aboriginal skulls, dagger-pierced hearts or Chinese characters, any of the designs looked as if they could have been ripped straight off of a bikers arm. Zebraclub had all of the ladies in white tops and black and white tablecloth scarves, mixing it up with varied bottoms and accessories. Subtle jewelry and skinny jeans for a more uptown look, and big plastic-rim sunglasses with flared jeans to dress the scarf-shirt combo down.
Great designs from Bench, dace, One of a Few & Two of a Few, Kensie, Sunja link and The Bay were also shown.