January Fashion Events list
Jan. 6 - 18 January Blow-Out sale at 3728 Main St. (the old Madison on Main store). A great after Xmas sale featuring local designers such as Togs, Peel, Mod to Modern, Cici, Filou, BPA Metal Craft, Two of Hearts, BuenoStyle, Karos and more! Open every day from 11 a.m. To 6 p.m. For more information e-mail Christi York at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jan. 9 Lolly Pop Fashion Show at the Canvas Lounge (99 Powell St.). Strawberry Nights invites you to an amazing night of entertainment showcasing 10 of Vancouver's upcoming models in an array of clothing including high-end fashion and lingerie provided by local designer Triple Threat. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door with ladies free before 10 p.m. For more information e-mail email@example.com or phone 778 866 6958
Jan. 10-11 Wedding Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre (200-999 Canada Place). Now in its 30th year this wedding show has over 160 exhibitors, 1200 unique prizes and gifts valued at over $300,000 including the $100,000 Dream Wedding to be given away. The event runs from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. each day with fashion shows at 11, 1, 3 and 5. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket purchase or other information visit the website at www.weddingfair.ca or call 604 251-9491
Jan. 14 Women on the Rise hosted by BCNDP at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.). Joy McPhail and Patrice Pratt will emcee an evening devoted to fashion and women's empowerment. There will be networking, refreshments, silent auction and a fashion show featuring designs by Jacqueline Conoir, Nicole Bridger, Dorothy Grant and Twigg&hottie. Tickets are $100 in advance or $125 at the door. For tickets and information go to www.joyslist.ca
Jan. 17 INDIE I DO at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St.) Join the Indie I Do revolution at Vancouver's first alternative wedding show. 11 a.m. To 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. For more information phone 604-605-1272 or visit the website at www.indieido.com
Now Thru Jan. 18 Narcissist Design Co. Semi-annual coupon sale at 3659 Main St. Bring in your $50 coupon and redeem on any regular-priced merchandise of $100 or more before taxes. To receive your coupon e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the store at 604-877-1555 and be sure to put your name on the list to receive their newsletter.
Jan. 23 Gothic Beauty Flaming Angels' Magazine Cover Launch Party at Flaming Angels Boutique (644 Seymour St.). Come have a glass of something intoxicating and some delicious treats on us! Help us celebrate this landmark occasion!!! We will have copies of the magazine for sale. To RSVP phone 604-689-3224 or email email@example.com.
Jan. 29 Rock Revolution - The New Urban at the Carpice Nightclub (967 Granville St.) A fashion expose featuring intergalatic prints, quintessential elements, iconoclastic attire and and classic collectibles - all inspired by artists from rock and roll. Doors open at 8, Fashion show at 9 followed by a networking after party. Tix $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 778 869 7895.
Blanche Macdonald's Graduate Fashion Design Show 2008
By Casey Strynadka
Watch out Vancouver! The newest designers who are on the scene from Blanche Macdonald have some fierce designs and ideas under their belts! Unique and inspiring are the best words to describe all of the collections presented by the 34 designers. All of which had 3 outfits each in their collections for a grand total of 102 designs.
Awards were handed out at the end of the night to the students for their achievements. Achievement in Design went to Francessca Percival who was featured in our magazine last month as the Student Designer and her fellow designer Belinda Chan. Achievement for Innovative Use of Materials went to Alesha Frederickson who used garbage bags and rope to create her funky looks. Sophia Chao won the award for Achievement in Garment construction. She managed to create antique chandelier dresses, complete with pearls and black beaded chains. These are just a few students out of the 34 that received awards.
Students played around and mastered techniques like Lace embellishments, ruffles, weaving, and much more. Their inspirations came in many different forms; Children's toys, vampires, Alice in Wonderland, fairies, spider webs and mermaids. This year's graduates put on a magical show and all of them should be proud of their designs as they all were more then fantastic.
We will be seeing more of these names in the years to come, because if they keep this up nothing will be able to stop them. Congrats to all of the graduates for an awesome show!
One of A Kind Show
by Mishel Savinkoff
This November 20-23rd the One of A Kind Show debuted in Vancouver at B.C. Place showcasing innovative artists, designers and crafts people. The show originated in Toronto in 1975 as a trio of friend's answer to needing a venue to sell their own artwork before Christmas. By 1979 the show concept expanded to include a spring show and in 2001 the One of A Kind Show Chicago. With over 150 vendors the One of A Kind Show Vancouver had a variety of beautiful and interesting items available that ranged from clothing and fabric/textiles, to fashion accessories and jewelry.
Boasting a focus on 'homegrown' talent, some of the shows highlights were invariably local designers. One of my favorites was Maiden Avalon by Suzanne Glick. Glick is a textile artist who focuses on ancient traditions and designs full of colour and texture. She uses plant dyes and natural fibers to create wonderful felted hats, shawls, wraps, purses, and flower pins. The line is full of imagination and has a fairytale feel to it. Maiden Avalon can be found at Raw Studios in East Vancouver and online at maidenavalon.com.
Statement necklaces are big for fall this year and what better way to make a statement than by adorning a felted chest plate necklace or a chain of felted balls by Karine Chevarie? The line's amazing chest plate necklaces consisted of linked pieces of felt that were cut into shapes to emulate stones and pieces of bone. Matching bangles in various widths and sizes were a great accompaniment to the necklaces. To preview the line, please visit http://web.mac.com/karinechevarie.
With a successful inauguration this year, the show will be back for round two next October 7-10th. For more information go to Oneofakindvancouver.com.