Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) Fall/Winter 2011 Opening Gala (Apr. 12) night 7PM at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver. VFW billed itself as Canada’s ‘West Coast’s most prestigious industry event’, creating an avenue ‘where designers, buyers, and media from East to West may connect and propose business.’
A number of local talented designers such as Queenie Luo, Sarah Runnalls, Hawks Ave (Eco), Papillon Eastern, Eva Chen, The Trues, Drew William will display their latest creations. International designers from both Europe and Asia will also be present. The main catwalk and runway show is staged at the Empire Landmark Hotel.
This season in particular will see an unprecedented number of high profile Chinese designers from Shanghai. Names such as Helen Lee, Jenny Ji, Xu Yan Hui etc. are familiar to fashion-watchers knowledgeable in the Asian fashion scene. Really, who can ignore China, the largest consumer market in the world and one that is rapidly growing as well? The Shanghai designers will dominate much of the Sunday evening. From Korea, Ha Sang Beg is returning again and Pauline Van Dongen from the Netherlands will also debut a collection. Check Vancouver Fashion Week for full details.
[Photos by Ray Van Eng / Vancouver21.com ]