Oh man, the runway shows continued to surprise and delight all the way through Day 4 of Vancouver Fashion Week! I now have some new favourite designers, after seeing the collections of Narumi, Pouneh Askarian, and Paola Gamero.
I was actually surprised with myself, because I was really fascinated by Narumi's collection, even though its minimalist designs don't fit my usual style. I couldn't get enough of it! The 23 year old Peruvian designer used fibres like alpaca to create beautifully chic ponchos, capes, and dresses. The designs are simple in colour and cut, but they fit fabulously and had the perfect flow to them when the models walked. I would want every one of them, especially the poncho pictured below, to wear all winter long!
Pouneh Askarian's collection was perfection, right down to the accessories. Lace and embellished headpieces were such a beautiful touch, and fit perfectly with the ultra-feminine full midi skirts and luxurious fabrics. I'm glad to see the midi skirt will be sticking around for another season, because they really are great on every figure. Same with the 50's-style coat you'll see below. Such a great coat to have in your wardobe for special occasions and its loose fit makes it so versatile.
Ah Paola Gamero. Every gown in this collection was breathtaking! The gowns were paired with beautifully coiffed victory rolls and retro-inspired makeup. My favourite of all the designs was a marsala-coloured plunge gown with sheer sleeves. Utter perfection: the detail was exquisite! You'll see another one of Paola Gamero's gowns in the video below. The delicate ostrich feathers danced along the hemline of the dress as the model walked the runway, and the plunging neckline was truly gorgeous and dramatic!
My outfit for day 4 of Vancouver Fashion Week incorporated my Value Village thrifted leopard pants first seen here, and my newly purchased (and now favourite) cape blazer from Lavish Alice. This white cape blazer is going to be the perfect summer jacket. I was feelin' pretty edgy with this outfit, so I thought Nobis & Grey's snake ear cuff would be the perfect accessory!
I always love seeing what Aurora Chan of Style By Fire is wearing front row!
Cape blazer - Lavish Alice (via Asos) | Pants - Zara (thrifted via Value Village) | Top - Winners | Necklace - Nobis & Grey | Earrings - Nobis & Grey | Heels - Spring (thrifted via Value Village) | Purse - JustFab Queenly
Thanks to Lawrence of ddbg.photo for the above photo!
Happy Styling! xo