I'd just like to start with a little about my day! Unfortunately I've never really gotten the hang of Daylight Savings time, so confusion reigned when I woke up this morning; whether I would be early/late/on-time for our Holiday Staff Meeting at work. Fortunately I did make it on time after all & despite the early hour it was interesting to see everyone, devour what I could of the breakfast provided, & learn a little about our upcoming Holiday collection (stay tuned tomorrow for a post about this!). Then onto brunch with two lovely ladies (& fellow STFX grads) at Gorilla Foods, which serves amazing raw vegan food. Throw in a gorgeous sunshiney day with coloured leaves, city wanderings, and voila - you've got my relaxing Sunday afternoon!
Now on to the real business at hand - Vancouver Fashion Week! I attended 6 shows last night (with my lovely co-worker & student of fashion, Kris :) & had a fabulous time....
|Not particularly digging this photo of me but it's the only one we managed to get, so here it is...|
Without further ado, here are the first 3 shows:
|Belinda Liu is a designer from Romania, who presented her AW 11 collection at London Fashion Week last winter.|
|I've never been a huge fan of prints such as this one, but I do love the cut of this dress with it's fitted waist, maxi length, and half-sleeve.|
|Really love the fitted waistlines of these dresses, and the neckline detail of this one in particular.|
|This was my favourite Belinda Liu piece (with palazzo pant, not skirt bottom as you'd think from this photo) - the only issue with this however was sizing; the neckline was too wide & the poor model had to hold it closed most of the show.|
I really enjoyed the blue transparent pieces of this collection in particular. They made me think fondly of 'I dream of Jeannie' reruns. I wasn't sold on many of the other pieces in this collection however. Although each piece was lovely on it's own, I did find the overall collection was a bit 'all over the place' in terms of style and flow.
|Hachung Lee is a Korean designer, who showed his contemporary men's collection. The instant I saw the clothes I thought 'Samuri-esque!' & indeed, on his website Hachung describes his collection as 'Korean warrior' in style.|
|Admist all the black and white I loved this pop of vibrant red!|
|Loving those hats.|
Next up, Jose Jhan! A Dominican designer, his mens collection was beyond fun. There was a huge variety in colours, patterns, and fabrics - and the upbeat south american music was perfect to set the tone.
|Absolutely fell in love with this pastel plaid blazer & short set. Combined with slicked back hair & thick-framed glasses - such a fun look!|
|A really cool mens cape, which had bright red detailing on the front pockets. Not to mention... hello feather in hat! :)|
|I was in raptures after seeing this red VELVET blazer. I am currently obsessing over all things velvet and this bright red beauty made me smile like a chesire cat!|
Hope you've enjoyed the photos as much as I enjoyed attending the shows & seeing these talented designers showcase their works! I'll post Part II of the evening shortly :)