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Lydia Chen (China)
Rodica Gorea (Moldova)
Rodica is a fashion designer with creative ambitions. Her journey in fashion began when she was a child, as she always found herself playing with dolls and designing outfits for them. She remembers always asking for fabric scraps from an atelier in her hometown village in Moldova, and running home to create her new designs. She can still recall the excitement of sketching and creating new looks for her dolls, and since then she knew that she had to be a fashion designer. However, Rodica’s journey into Fashion was not that simple and she chose a different path in her career, later coming back to fashion at the age of 30. In continuing to chase her dream, she moved to Vancouver and enrolled at LaSalle College's Fashion school. With her past pushing her forward, she is driven to take on any challenges ahead that she might encounter. She dreams big and works hard, and the results reflect on her collections.
Lily (Inhye) was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She moved to Vancouver, Canada to be a fashion designer and is currently studying Fashion Design at LaSalle College Vancouver since 2015. Lily lives by her motto - "Be creative and make art" – which is reflected in her fashion life. Presenting her first Fashion collection at Vancouver Fashion Week this September, she is in great hopes that this opportunity will bring her one step closer to becoming the fashion designer of her dreams.
Jongwon (Danny) came to Vancouver a year and a half ago from South Korea to study Fashion at LaSalle College Vancouver. Unfortunately Danny has had to unexpectedly return back to Korea to enter into the military and was unable to be present in Vancouver for the show. Before he left he expressed: “I feel so honored to have been chosen to show at Vancouver Fashion Week, especially for Canada’s 150th Birthday Celebration! I will always remember my time in Canada and please know how lucky you all are to live in such a beautifully multicultural country.” Danny hopes to return to Vancouver someday to continue his education.