Vancouver Fashion Week is well under way, with yesterday being the first day of shows, featuring Christina Exie, Elfer Castro, Theresa Chen, and a host of other talented designers. There was a good amount of diversity among the designs shown, with everything from bikinis to eveningwear, from bright hues to muted tones.
I started off the week with a retro-inspired look with a few modern touches. Peplum is always a way to amp up the ladylike factor, and a red lip makes things a little more dramatic. On a regular day, I'd pass on the hat and just wear this outfit for work, but for fashion week it's all about the flair!
Theresa Chen's collection was easily one of my favourites of the evening; it's hard to resist when she uses my favourite colours red, white and black. Not to mention lace. Sara Roka had some stunning designs as well; these aren't my usual style, but I have to admit there was something very beautiful about the way the silk flowed as the models walked the runway. On the other hand, Elfer Castro's collection of Columbian-inspired designs was a fresh, avant-garde surprise. It was great to hear that Elfer has worked hard to support and create jobs for Columbians in the cotton-making community : that's truly sustainable fashion!
Designer Theresa Chen herself (right)
Dominique Hanke of Hive Mind Millinery:
Designer Elfer Castro after his show
Rony and Pavan - always the most stylish couple:
Shelley Klassen - Story of a Girl:
Shelley Klassen - Blushing Boutique
Happy Styling! xo