Writing by Colleen Tsoukalas
Photos by Circle Craft
Photos by Circle Craft
From Wednesday to Friday, I hosted one Fashion Show per day, produced by four very accomplished students from the Fashion Merchandising Program at Vancouver Community College and Director, Sarah Murray, Program Co-ordinator. On Saturday and Sunday, I hosted two fashion shows. During this time, I was fortunate to meet and interview clothing and accessories designers extraordinaire. This fantastic week long event, Circle Craft Market, "proudly showcases the work of 315 Canadian Artists". Find more at the website here.
The Fashion Shows featured four themes: Apres Skate, Winter Cozy, Crystal Wonderland and Holiday Party and the same gorgeous models, Briellen, Crystal, Kyra and Aerin, styled by Instructor, Dominique Hanke, graced the stage and then awed the audience by walking the aisles for a closer look. Make Up Artists, Gayle Coburn, Kelly Bui, and Hair Stylists, Jessica Lee and Renata Molinar created classic, vintage and modern looks for the models. (I want everything for my holiday events!)
Fashion Show Co-ordinators: Charlo Cedro, Kruti Patel, Olga Yevshenyna, Yasmin Tang and Volunteers, Nico Gruzling, and Nancy Drummond-Hay, you were organized, calm, efficient and the show wouldn't have gone on without you! Kudos!
Circle Craft Producers: Andrea Sanders, Paul Yard and Rossane Clamp, big thanks to you!
Designers who wowed everyone with their on stage interviews:
Joanne Hodges - Enchanted Designs - One of a kind, vintage, upcycled, recycled furs
Linda Rajotte - Silver Ocean Designs - Handmade silver, copper pieces reflecting west coast scenery and oceans
Heather Reinhardt - Mumble Tease - T-Shirts/Graphics
Izabella Sauer - Alarte Silks - at Granville Island
Diane Kroe -Travel Fashion Designs
Kjaer Neletia Pedersen - KOME - Wraps, jackets, capes, designs for everyone
Joni Olsen - Salish Fusion Knitwear - family business, Salish traditional and modern designs
Wendy Van Riesen - Dahlia Drive -hand dyed, unique designs, collaborations with Reg Davidson,too
Ande Axelrod - Treats Designs - handmade jewellery from the rainforest
Lexi Soukoreff - Daub and Design - leggings and more
Joanna Lovett - Joanna Lovett Sterling - locket stories, silver with a secret
Heidi - Heidi The Artist - Whistler based paintings to fabric - the story of where you are on your clothing and accessories.
Thanks for a fantastic Circle Craft week, everyone!
This post first appeared on Clothes Line Finds - Vintage Clothing, Fashion Eve, please read the originial post: here