On March 31, 2017, eight students from LaSalle College Vancouver(LCV)’s Yaletown campus and Renfrew campus presented their garments for “Fairmont Waterfront Chic Sheet challenge” and kicked off the night at Eco Fashion Week 2017.
Students used recycled hotel bed sheets and Tintex dyes to create a collection of runway ready garments. This year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, student designers also drew inspirations from Canada’s nature and its diverse cultures.
This year, instead of walking down the runway, models showcased the garments on eight live stages. So the judges and audience can walk freely around the models and get a close look on the details, and appreciate the design.We were amazed by the designers’ craftsmanship and how their creativity transformed plain bed sheets into these funky, elegant and edgy looks! It’ hard to believe that they were once old, plain and wrinkly bed sheets.
JinJu Ha, Fashion design student from LCV’s Yaletwon campus won the night’s JUDGES’ VOTE and won a $1000 prize. There is also a PUBLIC VOTE opening right now, until April 14 on ECO Fashion Week’s website. Head over to vote for your favorite design now!