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Following the buzz of the Opening Gala, the second evening of Vancouver Fashion Week’s 29th season exhibited an alluring range of unparalleled designs. The attention to detail, craftsmanship, and creativity put into the pieces was profoundly apparent. The buzz in the room was exciting and all were ready to see the newest collections from the featured designers. The runway lit up at 5:00pm with the crowd in awe as the second group of designers hit the runway.
Her are the fashion designers that made my top looks for Vancouver Fashion Week day two.
Wasso Vege’s – Japan
“Lips on a Spiral” combines the line and motifs of traditional Japanese costume (Waso) with the comfort of Western styled garments to create a new kind of Waso. The incorporation of a pleating technique on chemical fiber gives the fabric qualities of being easy-to-move, cool, light and easy to wash.
In addition, creating wearable piece that can be clothed in similar manner as western made apparel. The techniques used in the collection allow WASSO VEGE to stray away from the practice of binding and restricting of ancient Japanese apparel. Hues of Red, Green and Blue are incorporated throughout the collection and are representative of their fundamental nature in every substance and pose as a common ancient memory for all races.
These fashion forward Kimonos are beautifully constructed with large exaggerated sleeves and embellishments that make the pieces more than just a Kimono.
Above Photo | Arun Nevader
Mahari Collection – Canada
Taran Mullhi established Mahari Collection in Spring 2015. Having previously worked in the buzzing London and New York fashion industries, Taran now designs from her Vancouver based studio for her global clientele base. Inspired by her British & Indian heritage she aims to combine these two cultural aesthetics through her designs to create a mix & match wardrobe which is versatile and timeless.
Karimadon – Indonesia
Karimadon is an exciting and dynamic fashion brand of ready to wear women’s apparel that range from elegant fashionable gowns and dresses to trendy casual and work wear pieces.
The brand provides a woman her clothing needs for her various stages and requirements in life. Karimadon makes sure that all women can depend on the brand to make them feel and look special and beautiful on any day or occasion.
Loving attention is given to every detail. Each piece of the collection is constructed with precision cuts and lines to perfectly fit the shape and curve of any woman. Passionate affection is given to elegant designs, which gives each piece its distinctive uniqueness in style and fit.
Kisman – China
With each model rocking a charming phone case, Kisman’s Fall/Winter line debuted the “digital” woman with her phone in her hand.
All the way from China, Kisman’s collection is for the modern day woman with a street like fashion tone. Glitter and charms are a key detail throughout the line as the unique pieces are embellished beautifully.
With a black and white colour palette locked, hints of red accents are combined. The cohesive tones and textures are in harmony with the style and make for a young generation.