VCAD - ONwards Fashion Show

All images courtesy of Peter Jensen Photography

VCAD (Vancouver College of Arts and Design) served up it's first show fashion show in November featuring the work of ten graduates from their design program.  The title chosen was ONwards "...because this one word encapsulates everything that the futures holds for our grads. From here on out, they have nowhere else to go but into their new careers and onto great success! This theme means something different to everyone involved – whether it’s moving onward from school to career, continuing on with creative passions or finally taking a proper place in the fashion world’s spotlight."

I loved the venue, the Croatian Cultural Centre.  It offered large open area which they set up with black backing, large screens that featured a stunning media production, vertical back lighting and intriguing stage fog that rolled out off and on during the show. There were so many wonderful looks this evening - a very talented group from start to finish. You could hear, "I love that," "I want/would wear that" and oohs and aahs throughout the show.

Unfortunately I didn't receive any information on the individual designers - the only one I know is Evan Ducharme - so am hoping to add a note on each later, if and when it becomes available. In the meantime, check out the three looks from each designer below. A few have four images so I could include an interesting look at the back of a garment.

Huong Le

Olivia Stewart 

Olivia Bing

Shaunique Simpson

Ross Victoriano

Zoe Collins

Joshua Shin

Darius Tuliso

Tira Hummelle

Tennille Oppen

Evan Ducharme - Winner of Fashion Night Out 2012's design competition, Ducharme has been making waves in the Vancouver fashion scene ever since. He is particularly known for his beautiful custom gowns and rocked the runway at Eco Fashion Week last season when he created a collection for the 68-Pound Challenge.

Kudos to the team that made this such a wonderful evening -
Creative Direction/Production  - Vladimir Markovich
Executive Producer - Larry Heinzlmeir
Producer - Wavemaker Marketing
Casting/Stage Director - Natasha Campbell, Tasha E Production
Makeup & Hair La Biosthetique Paris Team - Jody, Teresa, Victoria, Shane, Jacqui, Kira, Francesca, Lauren and Hanna
Shoes - Town Shoes
Models - Jessica, Emily, Channing, Mieka, Smaira, Lotte, Ava, Courtney, Stacy, Clare, Treychel, Michelle and Yui - representing Lizbell, JL, John Casablancas, Charles Stewart, Lexington and Key.
PLUS - All the volunteers, photographer, videographers and more whose hard work made this show a success.

For more information on the Fashion Design program at VCAD, go to