Yes, I went on a little trip – let me tell you how it was… IT WAS A BLAST!!
I went to a fashion show, specifically Vancouver Fashion Week. My first! My sister J.A.M. Joanna’s Artistic Muse entered their art contest and the prize was two tickets to Vancouver Fashion Week for the night of March 15th. Thank you Sis for sharing!
We got there early enough to see the prep work and get great second row seats.
My sister told me not to use this shot… 😉 sorry, I just couldn’t resist!
Almost first in line! Notice the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER outfit?
Checking out the runway.
I was amazed at the different designs presented, some quite practical and some … ahem … NOT! And the fabrics! If I could get my hands on their fabric suppliers! Let me show you… (If you click on the designer’s name you will get a brief bio of them.)
The first designer was Allison Wonderland. I loved her designs. There were quite a few of her garments I could easily imagine myself wearing.
Next was Sofia, born and raised in Chile, relocated to Vancouver, B.C. Canada. More designs that could make me happy, with a lower hem of course!
Shelley Klassen of Blushing Boutique, a dress shop in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, was next up. I loved her designs. I want them all!
Katherine Tessier was another favourite of mine. I want the striped jacket and the colour blocked two tone grey dress… NOW!
Ainee Suhaidi had me watching her fabric choices the whole time. Look at the bomber jacket – it was the most beautiful gold brocade I have ever seen. Gotta find that fabric!
Now Gabrielab certainly caught my attention! What can I say…
… such bright and bold colours!
Grace C.Y. Lam‘s Beethoven Collection, evening wear, must have required many bolts of fine fabric.
Perle was then quite a contrast with the soft colours that were used. I love the first two on the right – the pinkish dress and the white jacket with brown trim!
Jennifer Somoza showing not only her designer garments, but bags too.
Have you been inspired? I am amazed at the creativity of the designers we saw during our night at Vancouver Fashion Week. I am inspired to imitate my favourites – perhaps for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! I shall have to start hunting for suitable fabrics right away.
I only wish I could reach a level where, like these designers, not only do I use a pattern block or a dress form and fabric and thread, but also get original designs from my surroundings and other visual cues, whether it is the clothes I see on others or the colours and textures around me. Needless to say the evening was a feast for my imagination!
I’ll leave you with a few videos I took…
Grace C.Y. Lam’s Beethoven Collection
Have you spotted a garment that looks like a pattern or a fabric you have? Have you found a garment that inspires you to join DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER this year? I’m sure I have.
I want to say “thank you” to my Sis J.A.M. Joanna’s Artistic Muse for taking me along, and also for taking all my photos. (I was able to take video, but my camera couldn’t take decent photos with the spotlights angled my way.)