Day one opened with a bang. Vancouver Fashion Week is again back at the Chinese Cultural Centre on Pender Street to showcase Fall/Winter 2013 collections. I love that they put the chairs on risers this year so that there is a good view no matter which row you are sitting in. Chairs on risers are also so much more comfortable than the bleacher risers used one season. The decor theme is stunning - colourful, luminescent shapes that greet you in the entry way and define the media lounge on stage where we connect with the designers after every few shows. If anyone knows who to credit, let me know and I'll add it to this write-up.
|Left - Entry way, Right - Media lounge|
|VIP Lounge set up in the balcony running along 2 walls of the venue.|
Mirae Kim was another I enjoyed. Unfortunately I have absolutely no information on her as there is no website listing. If the information I did manage to find is correct, she is originally from Korea and is now studying at Parsons - due to graduate sometime this year. Her work was more conceptual with unusual detailing and a few surprising silhouettes. The metal detailing on the bras was not my favourite, but her sound construction skills and interesting aesthetic easily held my attention. It's always great to see something out of the box during fashion week. The palette ranged from strong, vibrant tones to soft pastel and white. My favourite look is the long coat on the right below. The asymmetrical woven yoke combined with soft flowing sheer white fabric that floated down the runway spoke to me. As it passed it clearly said, "WEAR ME TO TOMMOROW'S SHOWS!" Not sure what I would wear under it, but definitely not a bra and white pants. Designer?