Thursday, September 18, 2014

Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 15 - Day 2 Shows: La Salle College

Images courtesy of Peter Jensen

I always enjoy student shows as these designers in training hold the future of the fashion industry in their hands. What new ideas will they bring to the table? That's what I look for every time I sit in the audience.  So with this in mind - it's no wonder I look forward to the LaSalle College show each season.

LaSalle College Vancouver has been officially partnering with Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) for 10 seasons now - although unofficially they have shown here even longer. In previous seasons we were treated to the work of their Vancouver students, but this season, they took a new direction and brought in students from LaSalle Colleges in many different locations - Vancouver (2), Montreal (6), Jakarta (1), Barcelona (2) and Casablanca (6). Most are award winners. The show was divine!  A great mix of work that tended toward the conceptual - something students have the freedom to explore.  Kudos for an excellent show. It was one of my favourite this day.

While I do not have individual information available on these students, here is an excerpt from the school's press release.

This year, additional talent from a selection of the College’s international network campuses- primarily Montréal, Casablanca and Barcelona- will be bringing their collections to the runway here in Vancouver. New this season, three selected Fashion Merchandising students from the Vancouver campus will be producing the fashion show.

Designers featured in the show include:


LC Vancouver: Miona Nikolic, current student; Brit Wacher, alumna








LC Montreal: Frédéric Joncas, Mathieu Joncas, Alex-Ève Martin, Ting Tang, Roberto Racanelli and Ashley Hjorleifson - finalists and winners of TELIO’s “Canada’s Breakthrough Designers” competition 2014






LC Casablanca: Othama Bouih, Wofoa Zili, Soukaina Mountassir, Rokia Nejjar, Uhadija Adaha and Saadier Oulghiri



FDModa/LCI Barcelona: Ellsenda Oms Selvs, First Prize winner for the best collection at the Degree Show 2014 FDModa LCI Barcelona; and Jon Mikeo, First Prize winner of the 22nd Hemple Award China International Fashion Designer Contest 2014 





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LaSalle College Vancouver has great pride being part of the LCI Education network composed of 21 campuses in 11 countries. It is only natural for us to bring our network’s talent to Vancouver and share the creative masterpieces with our community,’’ states Diego Do Livramento, LaSalle College Vancouver Campus Director.

For more information about LaSalle College Vancouver go to www.lasallecollegevancouver.com.
For more information about the LCI Education network go to www.lcieducation.com.

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