LaSalle College Vancouver is part of a network of international schools. For the last several seasons, their graduating fashion design students have been showing on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week. Student work brings fresh, young ideas to the table, but their creativity can be above production skills. Not so here. The four students who presented their collections were right on the mark. Each collection was widely different which is always refreshing. Looking closely, you could see excellent tailoring and finish work as well a good proportions and silhouettes.
While I loved all 4 collections - the top notch construction and design work on Ivan Yiu's line stood out to me. This collection is store ready and I hope the retail community sits up and takes note. I was also drawn to the dye work and use of colour in Mislaid Pieces. The 5th collection down the runway featured an interesting selection of dresses created from newsprint for a design competition last spring - more details below.
Kudos to the LaSalle students for a job well done. Below please find 4 looks from the runway as well as excepts from their personal bios.
|Photo Courtesy of Eugenio Flores|