The first day of shows for the Fall/Winter 2015 season of Vancouver Fashion Week featured some of my favourite designers, so needless to say, I was pretty excited! All having walked the Vancouver runway before, Grandi's Atelier, Alex S. Yu, and Theresa Chen showcased truly fantastic collections.
I was in a wonderland of plaid when Grandi's collection hit the runway: a myriad of Scottish-inspired designs that were fitted to perfection (as Grandi's pieces always are). If you haven't read my Style Blindspot Series on Style By Fire yet, you'll understand why I am so enamoured by plaid once you do. Plaid, leather, and faux fur all complement each other so well, and for me personally, really embody fall/winter fashion.
I actually had the opportunity to meet Theresa Chen during the week, and I had such a fan girl moment! I've been watching Theresa's runway shows for years now, loving every single one of them, so it was such a delight to find out she's actually followed Vancouver Vogue since I first reviewed one of her collections! Wow. And of course, this collection did not disappoint. Her signature Parisian flair was ever so clear in each and every design. You'll see in the runway photo below one of her gorgeous capes in (of course) my favourite colour combination of red and black. Get in my closet now, please, pretty cape! <3
And finally, Alex S. Yu's collection was definitely one I was looking forward to on Day 1: at the end of every day of runway shows, it's always great to end of with something really fun! Alex Yu's collection was just that. Fun, flirty colours, prints, textures, and accessories (right down to the shoes!) make this collection a must-see. And while it might seem like the pieces are overwhelming at first, by picking out a shirt here or a skirt there, you could definitely weave these designs into your outfits and add some real flair to your style!
You can watch the video below to get a recap of my week at VFW:
Thanks to Kuna Photography for the runway photos!
As for my outfit? I thought it'd be fun to go full-out retro. I've been wanting to add more pastels to my spring wardrobe, so I picked up a few pieces from Forever 21 that I think will be great to mix and match during the season.
Vest - Forever 21 | Shirt - Forever 21 (similar) | Pants - Forever 21 | Headband - Forever 21 | Bracelets - Aldo (thrifted from Value Village) & Nobis & Grey | Purse - JustFab | Shoes - Justfab
With Kassinka in the VIP lounge
Happy Styling! xo