Global​ ​Fashion​ ​Collective​ ​Presented​ ​by​ ​Vancouver​ ​Fashion​ ​Week at​ ​Amazon​ ​Fashion​ ​Week​ ​Tokyo

At Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) S/S18, I was intrigued one day to hear VFW founder Jamal Abdourahman announce a young Vancouver designer had won an award. The prize - a trip to Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo, along with the opportunity to showcase her collection there.  The winner was Profanity by Lillzkillz. 

The announcement rang a bell. I had lunch with Jamal a month earlier to catch up before the new season and he had mentioned that VFW was expanding to showcase on the international stage.  As I began to listen to the buzz, I realized more than just one Vancouver area designer would be taking part in this show, so I reached out for more information and a press kit soon came with the details. 

"Global Fashion Collective presented by Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) is proud to announce they will be taking part in Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo on Friday October 20th 2017 at Shibuya Hikarie Hall B, Tokyo, Japan. For the first time GFC will be presenting Canadian and International designers’ Spring / Summer 2018 collections, Global Fashion Collective presented by VFW will be the first international showcase the group has taken part in, and whom have established a global platform while maintaining its support for local talent through VFW."  - VFW Press Release

A handpicked line-up of talent both Canadian and International was chosen to be a part of this show and the mix of aesthetics is wide.  Below you'll find images of the some of the designers' most recent appearances at VFW along with a link to their Newcomer Brand Questionnaire on the Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo website if available. At the bottom you'll find three international designers listed that I don't have images for as well as their questionnaire link if available.


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Evan Clayton 
VFW SS18 Evan Clayton || Ed Ng Photography

VFW SS18 Sam Stringer || Ed Ng Photography

This is James by Joanne Kim
VFW FW17 This Is James "Good Boy" by Joanne Kim || Ed Ng Photography

VFW SS18 Alex S. Yu || Ed Ng Photography
Newcomer Brand Questionnaire - NA
VFW SS18 Kristen Ley || Ed Ng Photography

Profanity by Lillzkillz
Newcomer Brand Questionnaire - NA
VFW SS18 LillzKillz || Ed Ng Photography

Other designers in this showcase include -

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SAINT JESUS by Maria Jesus Ponc (Chili)
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