Vancouver Fashion Week March 2015

Students use 1920’s as inspiration

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February 13, 2015


Four LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) students will be showing their collections, all inspired by a 1920’s theme, on the runways of Vancouver Fashion Week. Showing at the Emerging Designers Night on March 18th, this will be LaSalle’s 11th consecutive season as a VFW partner. Acclaimed Vancouver fashion stylist Tracey Pincott is once again serving as Artistic Director, working closely with the student designers to share her industry expertise. Lizbell Agency models will help the students showcase their designs on the catwalk.

“Participating in VFW really gives LaSalle students a taste of what it is like to put on a professional fashion show. The 1920’s theme is a perfect vehicle for the students to showcase their creativity, technique and craftsmanship,” says Diego Do Livramento, Director of LaSalle College Vancouver. “This year the students are working out of LaSalle’s beautiful new Yaletown campus. Their wonderful new learning environment and equipment added an extra dose of inspiration, and we are very proud of the students and the work they have done.”

From a blank sheet of paper and a drawing pen, to fabric sourcing and pattern-making and finally sewing the final product and model fittings, the four presenting students have each created a collection of 8 looks within a short 4 month period.

Su Yang’s collection is inspired by the movie The Great Gatsby. She evokes 1920’s luxury interpreted in a current and fresh way. Boxy silhouettes, dropped waistlines and menswear references are given a modern twist.

Shunan Zeng found his inspiration in the freedom, hope and changing role of women post World War I. Women’s clothing reflected the times, with more comfortable silhouettes and dropped waists. Shunan’s designs reflect these changes, all while creating a modern boyish look

Yicheng Chen is showing for the second time at VFW. His collection is inspired by the Roaring Twenties. This golden age of prosperity, modernity, free spiritedness and in particular, the lavish, extravagant and irreverent parties of the era, informs Yicheng’s designs. Yicheng’s collection evokes this sense of extravagance and irreverence with sparkles, feathers and low hip lines.

Adam-Lin Bungag’s collection is inspired by the work of Piet Mondrian. He’s fused Mondrian’s lines with nods to 1970’s YSL, modern street chic and 1920’s silhouettes. Texture and line placement draw focus to certain areas of the body and play with proportions. The laser cut finishing and simple top stitching along the Mondrian lines create a sporty dimension, as do the neoprene and mesh fabrics

Want to attend? Purchase your tickets now on the Vancouver Fashion Week website.

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