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The opening gala for Vancouver Fashion Week this season was held in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Guests came dressed to impress and designers were there accompanied by a model showcasing one of their garments to give us a taste of what was to come. No matter whether you were in the main area with runway or the side room with 2 bars, the space was packed with a capital "P"! The media wall was always filled with those getting their photos taken alone or with friends.
When I first arrived I was surprised to see so many new faces. That's always a great surprise for me and what the fashion industry needs, an ever widening circle of supporters. As the evening progressed I also began to connect with more and more of those valued industry friends I had not seen since the holidays. While you can't do a lot of catching up with so many people around, there is still a chance to say hi and try to arrange coffee dates. The opening area also held several displays to peruse such as the one featuring clothing by Xsenia and Olya of London.
I loved this way of ending the opening gala and hope it's a trend that continues in the future. For more information on Vancouver Fashion Week - go to their website at www.vanfashionweek.com.