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.
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. (:
(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. (;
Once again I had no time to write today. I am getting my Vancouver Fashion Week ticket tomorrow though, super excited! The photo above is just something that was stored away on my computer. If you know where it’s from, please let me know!
(photo source: stephen klein for vogue paris, here)
Here’s just a little look at some of next month’s highlights. I’ll be attending some cool fashion events in the city, as well as putting the spotlight on fashion in Japan. I’m so excited!
Vancouver Fashion Week Coverage
Fashion month hasn’t really ended, because VFW (November 3-8) has yet to commence! Expect some commentary on both local designers, and those who travel here to participate.
Blanche MacDonald Fashion Show Coverage
I’ll be attending the annual Blanche MacDonald Centre graduation show, which showcases the up-and-coming designers that this school helps to produce. Hopefully I’ll get some good photos as well.
Special on NYLON Japan
While its American counterpart has gotten more boring over the years, the Japanese edition has set itself apart as an edgy, yet playful magazine. I’ll be showcasing some of the inspiring content.
Japanese Style Icons
I’ll be introducing you to some of the fashionistas that Japanese girls actually try to emulate, rather than yet another article on Yohji Yamamoto. From down-to-earth models to pop singers, they’ve all got a unique style.
…and more, of course.