Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19 - Lasalle College Student Showcase

I always have to tell people I didn't retire from everything, I only retired from event coverage. The exception to this is fashion design student shows.  From day one, I felt strongly about providing media coverage to young designers just starting out and I will continue to support the local design students as long as I am work in media.

These young artists bring new ideas and directions to the fashion world. Watching their shows gives the audience a glimpse into the future of the industry.  Because they are not bound by what can only be sold at this time in stores, they are free to be more conceptual in their garments and dream big.  What they offer not only inspires me, I also find myself wishing I could snag a one-of-a-kind garment or two right off the runway for my closet. In fact I've done that very thing at least once.

This was LaSalle College Vancouver's 19th consecutive season challenging a carefully selected group of the strongest students from the school's design program to create collections for this special show. Every season a new show theme is chosen that they must incorporate. This time the four students selected for this honour were asked to pick an inspirational woman to base their designs around.  The results speak for themselves.

Special thanks to everyone who worked behind the scenes to make this show spectacular - Creative Director/Fashion Show Producer Tracey Pincott, Make-up Johnny Bellas, Video Production Trevor Brady and the beautiful Lizbell Agency models.  Well done!

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Influential Female: Influential Female: Grace Jones (Jamaican-American supermodel, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress).

“ I see beauty in both men and women and create garments that are gender fluid – that is the type of designer I want to be.

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Influential Female:  Florence Nightingale (An English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing).

“I am hoping to make a positive impact in the Vancouver fashion scene using gently worn clothing that I can upcycle and I hope to have my own brand that follows this philosophy.”

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Influential Female:  Violet Trefusis (An English socialite and author).

“ I am inspired by listening to people's journeys in life and try to emulate that in each garment.”

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Influential Female: Jean Harlow (an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s).

“I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to be showcasing in Vancouver Fashion Week with my other classmates.”

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For more information on the fashion design program at Lasalle College Vancouver please visit the school's website.

About LaSalle College Vancouver (
Established in 1998, LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is an Applied Arts school accredited by Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education of British Columbia and which meets the provincial British Columbian Education Quality Assurance (EQA) standards. LCV offers over 35 exciting applied arts programs in the fields of Fashion, Game Design & VFX, Audio & Film, Culinary, Interior Design, and Graphic Design, with credentials ranging from Bachelor degrees to certificates. E-learning programs are also offered in Fashion Marketing, Administrative Assistant, Video Game 3D Modeling, Interior Design, Graphic Design – Branding and Event Planning and Management.

About the LCI Education network (

LCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 23 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. LCI Education encourages program harmonization across the various countries in order to ensure greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services and respect for cultural diversity.