“On the second day of fashion week, my closet gave to me
yellow frames and bags in 2D”
Sing that to the tune of 12 days of Christmas because that’s what VFW is to me, a holiday.
Yesterday I collaborated looks with fellow Vancouver style blogger, Xander Vintage and traveling fashionisto Liam Randhawa after discovering we all had 2D bags by Jump From Paper and topped the looks off with yellow hued eyewear from the lovely Sue at The Optical Boutique.
Akira Kuwabara’s collection started in space and ended on Earth. The first half of the collection featured layered and multi-colored triangles that cascaded over the body in different directions looking like the kind of fembot attire that you don’t mess with while she’s taking over the galaxy.
The second half was filled with the more creative uses of trench coats I’ve seen to date. The designer clearly had a fun time experimenting with button and sleeve placement, as well as completely deconstructing the trench and modifying it to fit the models in ways I’ve never seen, probably because they look totally uncomfortable, but on the runway, anything goes.
Watching the Santa Clara collection was like disappearing into another world. The underwater world. Rich shades of green complimented with glitz moved down the runway and from mermaids to seagrass, every piece reminded me of something oceanic. If any mermaid goddesses are reading this, I think you know who to call for your next favorite dress.
This next designer never disappoints. Dawson & Devereaux has been on my radar since last season and I was eager to see what she’d do this time around. All gorgeous, as usual, and I could see something for everyone walking down that runway Personally, my favorites were the sparkling metallics whether they were paired with a gauzy top or delicate chain detailing. 5 gold stars for this collection.
Seeing Evan Clayton take over the runway is kind of a ‘duh’ moment. If you’ve seen him before, you know that every season is better than the last and expectations are high.
So what did Evan do? He set the bar even higher.
It’s so inspiring when a designer pours his entire being into a collection and that’s what I felt watching the models stomp down the runway. Each look was on point and dressed to kill. It was all over too fast and I was left hoping for more; a reaction I shared with my seat neighbors. Plus the use of fur incorporated into every look. Girl, pleeeease.
The Optical Boutique glasses
Jump from Paper bag
Le Chateau heels
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