Vancouver Fashion Week is into its 25th season as the go-to event for fashion-obsessed Vancouverites. Home to both international and local designers, VFW provides a renowned platform for designers to showcase their ingenuity and creativity. Last night’s opening gala kicked off the week as an invite-only event for attendees to get a taste of the designs that will be showcased throughout the week. But it wasn’t just the designers that previewed their line, local fashion bloggers, icons, and socialites gave us a sneak peek at some of the looks they’ll be wearing throughout the week.

 

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Front and centre, l to r (Sue and Liam Randhawa from The Optical Boutique, Chris Weber and Shaughnessy Keely from Vancouverstyle.ca, Jessica Luxe, and Marshall Heritage)

 

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Jason Sarai of StyleBySarai and fiance Tasha Gill pose for pictures at the Opening Gala

 

DESIGNERS TO WATCH:

 

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Evan Clayton

EVAN CLAYTON 
A graduate from the Blanche MacDonald Fashion Design program, Evan is trained in the art of tailoring and is well versed in the fluidity of drapery.

 

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Shravan Kumar

SHRAVAN KUMAR
A real fashionista, Kumar is a craftsman who belongs to an up-and-coming generation of research based designers. Shravan Kumar draws his inspiration from the sheer volume and beauty of ethnic Indian designs. Check out his show on Thursday, September 18th at 8:15pm!

 

 

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ANTTI ASPLUND
Antti Asplund is a Finnish-based artist. He has produced clothes and stories under his eponymous brand since 2007.
 
Antti finds his inspiration in darkness and light, nightless nights and the deepest dark. Check out his show on Sunday, September 21st at 8:15pm! He’ll be closing the show!

Vancouver Fashion Week is a great platform for all types of creative visions and this week celebrates a large array of minds that are banding together to show the world what Vancouver’s got!


JasmineJasmine Nijjar is a 2nd year Marketing Communications student and fashion contributor at Link Magazine. Her time is split between full time school, volunteering as Vice President of Marketing at Enactus BCIT and working as the marketing manager for Wellgroomed Designs inc.

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