I can't remember who first said, "Our youth are our future..." but that holds in fashion design as well. If you want to get an idea of where the industry may be heading, start to support and attend some of the local grad fashion shows. Talk to the students who stand out to you and prepare to be inspired.
Vancouver Fashion Design schools in alphabetical order -
Art Institute of Vancouver
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of the Fraser Valley
Vancouver Community College