Vancouver Fashion Week – Day One
Day one of Vancouver Fashion Week started off with a bang! This year’s Fall/Winter 2012 launch, showcasing leading designers from around the world, is taking place at the Chinese Cultural Center, and might I add how great the venue looked.
Our front row experience started off with the first show of fashion week – Papillon by Hannah M, a Canadian designer. The looks came out in different shades of yellow, orange and blue; and the collection highlighted zigzag patterns with mixed colors. The clothing had a very warm feel to it and the closing pieces were draped in sheer and waterfalls of shimmer. Canadian designers have been really making a name for themselves in the fashion industry over the last decade.
The next designer to debut their Fall/Spring looks was BD Homme by Banchong D, this designer is based out of Seattle. The men’s collection’s overall look was very European but masculine, with very clean cuts and constructed slim figuring pieces. The colour palette consisted of dark greys, deep blues and different shades of black. It must be true when they say a woman can tell what looks best on a man because this collection was designed from a women’s eye and perspective.
Day 1 of Vancouver Fashion Week was a success and I would like to thank the VFW team for providing DARPAN readers with a firsthand experience for Wednesday’s fashion shows and the days to come.
*Written by Rony Walia, fashion enthusiast, who is covering Vancouver Fashion Week for DARPAN Magazine.
**Image – Mauricio Rivera Photography