|Eco Fashion Week Vancouver, 10th Ed. Highlights|
|Written by Eco Fashion World - Monday, 18 April 2016|
Prophetik by Jeff Garner
Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver has wrapped up its 10th edition with
international designers, nationally streamed panel discussions and a
final runway show erupting in a full audience dance party on the runway.
Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver hosts a large community of conscious
professionals and admirers alike, but this year there was an added
presence of fashion industry professionals and known attendees of
general fashion industry events at the events every night. This is what
it is about... spreading awareness and inspiring action to collectively
perpetuate a healthier fashion industry.
April 10th – Day Two
Opening the shows with Chic Sheets – In partnership with the Fairmont Waterfront and Pacific Centre, 8 designers received a set of old bed linens from the Fairmont and boxes of dyes from Tintex to create one beautiful garment inspired by Balmain. Voting is live here: http://ecofashion-week.com/index.php/csvote/
Dahlia Drive and Reg Davidson closed the opening runway night with a necessary exploration of Haida culture and a tribute to the connection between the Japanese and the Haida people. With a full aboriginal model roster and Reg Davidson performing, this show started with gasps and ended with a standing ovation.
April 11th – Day Three
A collective runway with Ellen Legro, Mishel Bouillet and Tetyana Golota set the tone for the night with traditional roots in Golota’s Ukrainian roots, to the athletic dimension of Ellen Legro, and Models Own newest collection “Control” with clean lines and local pride by Mishel Bouillet.
Nadia Albano - Value Village
Prophetik by Jeff Garner
The final runway night ended with an all-encompassing show by Prophetik by Jeff Garner, who returned to Eco Fashion Week with a bang. The show’s romance was perpetuated by a live band at the top of the runway and whimsical intimate looks. Upon the end of this show, EFW founder Myriam Laroche and EFW producer Nancy Bouchard led the crowd in converting the runway into a full dance party!
April 13th – Day Five
The heart of Eco Fashion Week is the educational series where EFW hosts industry leaders in discussing the tangible next steps to a healthier fashion industry, moderated, this year by ET Canada’s Erin Cebula. The First session hosted Tony Shumpert, VP of Recycling and Reuse at Value Village, Kyle Rudzinski, Sustainability Manager of Levi and Strauss Co., and Brock Macdonald, Vice Chair at the National Zero Waste Council and CEO of the Recycling Council of BC on the top of the Circular Economy.
The second session hosted Jenny Hughes, Founder of Me & You, celebrated local designer Nicole Bridger, founder of Future-ish Sean Schmidt and VCAD instructor Glencora Twigg, on the topic of redefining the future of manufacturing in North America.
April 14th – Day Six
Eco Fashion Week’s 10th edition wrapped up at XY YVR, luxury club in the David Village with full celebrations with designers, design team members, volunteers, designer's family and friends, and more.
***Photo credit for all runway images to: Peter Jensen
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