|Day 3 of Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver|
|Written by Jessica McIlroy - Wednesday, 24 April 2013|
Sally Omeme (Photo credit: Peter Jensen)
Day three at Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver was a busy one, packed with 9 runway shows. The evening was dominated by knitwear, with both classic and innovative pieces, and strong tailoring for Fall/Winter.
Couture Therapy (Photo credit: Peter Jensen)
Couture Therapy is a new line by a local BC designer, who focuses on the use of natural fibers and upcycled fabrics. The collection was again very feminine, but differed with the use of lace and strong red fabrics. The pieces were sexy and elegant, but were reminiscent of Fall/Winter collections from last year.
Things switched gears with the new-comer Stevie Crowne, a fashion student in Vancouver, who has started an upcycled collection of mostly jackets, hats and sunglasses. His collection, War Paint, is of pieces he finds in thrift shops, altered and embellished, and reflecting a rebellious feel. Studs, camo, leather, and rock-and-roll definitely reigned!
SVENSK (Photo credit: Peter Jensen)
Evan Ducharme (Photo credit: Peter Jensen)
Evan Ducharme is another small collection designer using natural, organic and re-purposed fabrics, and channeling a 1940’s sophistication. His collection was one of the ones people were most excited to see and it didn’t disappoint. Pieces were elegant and graceful; my favorite was a long, blush colored dress, with stunning draping and flow.
Elroy (Photo credit: Peter Jensen)
Jessica McIlroy is a sustainability consultant with extensive experience in the renewable energy industry, climate change policy, gender equality and community development. She has worked for a number of non-profit associations and is the founder of the BC Women in Energy Network. Jessica is also working to increase the sustainability of the garment and textile industry, working as the Chief Awareness Officer for Eco Fashion Week, and contributing eco fashion pieces to online publications. Jessica holds an MSc in Environmental Sustainability, an MBA in Executive Management, a certification in Climate Change Decision Making, and has completed The Accountability Project Sustainability Practitioner Course.
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