Hello again lovely followers!
Continuing on from my last post, here are the latter 3 shows I attended last night at Vancouver Fashion Week - Rajadano, Maria Peligro, & Claire O'Connor:
First up is Rajadano - a collection of ethnic handbags for women. I really like the philosophy their product -
"Rajadano aims to contribute to the revival of ethnic handcrafts, bringing history's vibrant cultures within reach of the modern day fahionista. Traveling around the world our one-of-a-kind handbags portray the beauty and individuality of a different ethnic group's cultural heritage each year."The bags were vibrant, colourful... and beyond difficult to photograph on a runway! The silky scarves which adorned each models head were what really caught my eye however. With feather trim on each colourful piece, I instantly fell in love. That being said, this was probably my least favourite show; simply because I find accessory-focused shows can be a little too repetitive.
Claire O'Connor was the last designer we saw. As you can probably guess from her name, she is Irish & her designs are based in Dublin (instant brownie-points for me).
|This was probably my favourite piece of Claire's collection - the structured shoulders in and of themselves are reason enough. I also loved the rich winter green colour and white fitted waist detail.|
|About half of the collection was comprised of 'Impressionism-print' silk dresses, similar to this one. I did love the variety of necklines and sleeves, however I found this part of the collection a little too repetitive.|
|The neck and waist/belt pieces were made of leather & cut into some pretty fascinating designs!|
|And here is a quick shot of the designer herself - super cute & bashful, I had to be quick to catch a photo of her. Looking every bit the tiny Irishwomen, Claire O'Connor popped out for the quickest bow ever. She was adorable and made me smile so much!|
And so there you have it folks - photos & commentary from my Vancouver Fashion Week experience! I've had more than my share of typing for the night so I'll leave it there. I'm off to make a late-night snack & potentially kick-off my festive holiday movie-watching obsession.... we shall see :)
Good night lovely followers & thank you so much for reading!