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VFW: Drew William

Here’s the first round of photos from Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2010. Drew William is an Edmonton-born designer based out of Vancouver who specializes in avant garde menswear. Having studied at Emily Carr University, as well as Central Saint Martins in London, he has an interesting perspective that you wouldn’t expect from a designer on this side of the Atlantic.

His Spring/Summer 2010 collection explores the use of shapes and lines. The chosen models walked the runway at a shuffle – perhaps to compliment the over-all “zombie” styling. Drew managed to mix really unusual pieces in a way that for the most part doesn’t look tacky, or fashion student-ish at all. I thought that the thin ropes tied at the ankles was an interesting touch, and the obvious use of cut-outs through various pieces is unique and edgy. While many designers are using sheer fabrics to expose a little taste of skin here and there, Drew William doesn’t tease and instead shows us exactly what lies beneath the structured capes, shirts, and sleeves.

The last photographs are of the designer Drew William, and an image of lines being drawn on a hand that showed on the runway before the models began walking. There are lots of great pictures from this show, so you might see the pictures in this post changing around during the next few days. Let me know what you think of this collection! Below are closer pictures showing more clearly the details, as well as the unusual make-up job.




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Vancouver Fashion Week (!!!)


It looks like Vancouver Fashion Week is finally over. I had an AMAZING time tonight; took tons of photos, met lots of interesting people. I managed to get a great seat (thanks to the friendly girls working tonight!), and scored a media bag full of info about the sponsors and featured designers. Keep checking the blog, because the next few posts will be filled with information, commentary and photos from the shows that I saw. I’m so excited to tell you all about it! The photo above is a design by Tammy Larkin; most of what she showed was “avante garde menswear”, but I thought this outfit was pretty interesting. All VFW photos posted on this blog were taken by myself unless otherwise stated. (:

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VFW & Other Belated News

(photo source: theprovince.com)

Hello everyone! After not updating for more than a week, I feel like I’ve got to post some exciting stuff to make it up to my readers. I’ve just started a new job, and after working all day I pretty much come home and pass out, haha. Not a lot of time to devote to fashion, sadly. Tomorrow I’m (finally) attending the last day of Vancouver Fashion Week! The final show is going to be an International Design Competition of sorts, with entrants from Germany, Norway, USA, Canada, and so on… or so I’ve heard. I promise to post a million pictures and babble on and on about anything beautiful that I see! Also showing tomorrow is menswear’s Drew William, who worked with Danish designer Henrik Vibskov before debuting his own collection for F/W 2009. Check out the Lookbook featured on his website.

I’ve also discovered a competition called America’s Most Stylish Blogger, in which 8 style-savvy girls are sent one new item per week to create a cool outfit around. It’s being presented by StyleList.com and Bluefly.com. My personal favourites are Trang Huyen of Behind The Seams, Nikki Moose of Dirty Flaws and Tiffany Tse of Style Sophisticate. This week’s round involves a killer pair of grey Prada booties, which you can see below, as photographed by Trang Huyen. So jealous.

On a different note, I found another blog with the name “The Daily Doll”, which seems to have been created earlier this month. Feeling a little bummed because I thought I had found something unique and personal, which someone else has now claimed as their own. Oh well, it is just the internet after all, and people are bound to come up with the same ideas now and then.

Oh, and by the way, the 2009 BMC Graduation Fashion Show is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 24th! I’ll see you there. (;

dolly

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Miu Miu S/S 2010 Shoes

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Here’s your taste of the Miu Miu Spring/Summer 2010 shoes shown at Paris Fashion Week. While having been dismissed as childish by some critics, I find this collection just a little bit fabulous. The asian inspired cut-outs are very fashion forward, while the mary-jane and ankle boot designs will feel familiar joining your wardrobe. With simple prints featuring flowers or animals, you have room to be a little more outrageous with the rest of your outfit. Or you could stick to something sleek – a nice black straight-legged pant or opaque leggings would look classy. I’d say these delightfully feminine shoes fall in somewhere between cool 70’s chick attire, your old private school uniform, the lady at the Chinese grocery store’s sandals, and something lost in Chloe Sevigny’s closet.



MIU MIUの春夏2010年靴コレクションを見てください。「PARIS FASHION WEEK」にデビューしました。色んなジャーナリストは「このコレクションは子供の気分が多い」が言いました。今年のMIU MIUの靴はグラマラスだと思います。新しいオリエンタルなスタイルがあるでも、メアリー・ジェーンズと短いブーツもあります。この2つがよく知っているですね。シンプルなプリントもあるから「花や動物など」、面白い服を身に着けることができます!シンプルな服もできる。たとえば、スリムなズボンかカラフルなレギングは大丈夫です。このコレクションはちょっと70年代ギャル、ちょっと征服、ちょっと中国人のサンダルとちょっとCHLOE SEVIGNY見たいなスタイルですね。

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