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Embarking on its 29th season, Vancouver Fashion Week AW17 opens Monday, March 20 featuring designer collections from exotic locals such as Spain, Japan, Italy, Hungry, Brazil, and Australia.
From luxury couture to avant-garde and street style, Vancouver Fashion Week AW17 lives up to it’s reputation as the ‘Gateway to Global Fashion’ that supports innovative, cutting-edge talent from Canada and around the world. As fashion designers such as Versace, Anna Sui and Roca Wear have all appeared on Vancouver Fashion Week catwalks in previous years.
As the fashion industry re-evaluates their business model as to pre-season runway collection shows due to fast fashion stealing their lunch, Vancouver Fashion Week continues to play a significant role as a springboard for new talent.
Beginning with an Opening Gala on Monday evening held at the David Lam Hall, Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver, here is one of of the designers we will be watching during the week.
Green Embassy: Zuhal Kuman-Mills
Australian Visual textile artist and Sustainable Environmentally conscious haute-couture fashion designer.
This Western Australia-based creator has two unique eco-sustainability labels to her name – Atelier Zuhal, an artisan studio specialising in handmade textiles using certified organic alpaca and merino fibers, and Green Embassy, a cutting-edge “slow fashion” clothing label employing earth-friendly, handcrafted techniques.
Both are internationally certified with Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certification.
Green Embassy celebrate the spirit of sustainability. They fuse zero-waste production, conscious ethics and ancient techniques with luxurious, sumptuous and alluring works designed to be passed down from generation to generation.
Zuhal has participated in many group and solo art exhibitions across Australia and overseas including Fashion Weeks in London, Paris, Vancouver, Beijing, and New Zealand. She is probably Australia’s most well known Eco fashion artist and currently resides in Perth.
Above Photo: A sneak preview of a Green Embassy dress at a private showing before Vancouver Fashion Week AW17.