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The silence surrounding this sector forces Canadians to assume that great design talent does not exist here when, in reality, it bleeds from the minds of creators at every stage of the industry.
One of the main issues that the Canadian fashion industry has is division. The industry lacks unifying support between all major fashion cities in Canada. All cities must come together and within each city to have unity and support within ourselves. The industry is in need of something that breaks the vicious cycle of division and unites us all.
In 2013, Montreal said goodbye to its fashion week. In 2014, Ottawa did the same, and now a little over a month ago, Toronto has officially followed suit. How much longer are we going to wait for Vancouver to shut down their respective fashion week? But more importantly, how much longer are we going to allow our Canadian fashion industry to continue collapsing?
The week featured over 100 local and international designers.
The Fall/Winter 2014 edition of Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday evening with an opening gala at the Chinese Cultural Centre. The building was buzzing with both local and international tal...
Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off their Fall/Winter 2013 season at the Chinese Cultural Centre yesterday with eight shows, two of which featured international designers. What I found most interesting at Vancouver Fashion Week is how accessible the fashions really are to the local community.
Whether it's vintage or brand-new, a purse can make or break a look. Lucky for us, Erin Templeton designs new leather bags as we all re-purposes vintage leather, so whatever your preference -- there's...
Vancouver is not a city known for its sartorial sense, unless you're counting us taking the cake as the world's third worst dressed city. But a different fashion story emerged in this city, and that story took centre stage at Eco Fashion Week.