the idea behind the show is similar to Toronto's ReVamp, the direct
student involvement in the production of the show lent the event an
enterprising feel. The audience was mainly composed of environmental
crusaders, not necessary fashion conscious, which provided students
with a fresh palette on which to test their individual fashion flare,
garnering applause not usually so generously given at fashion events.
is an ideal community for this sort of event, due to the number of supporters
of environmental issues. They certainly have a great natural environment
to fight for.
for inspiration we as creative beings could derive from nature is largely
untapped. Like most cities in Canada faced with global markets and economies,
Vancouver aspires to meet these challenges, but without forgetting that
the natural geography outside the limited concrete jungle has an impact
far more connected to our planet. It looks like the spirit of young,
creative professionals in Vancouver is transforming the cultural composition
of the city to reflect just that.
information on the designers participating in the show contact Christy
Metcalfe 604-576-6077 Participating designers: Genny Wong, Bev Lee Kwen,
Sascha Lehto, Suzette Soloman, Shannon Jorgenson, Janeil Mackay, Katie
Tetaryn, Sahnnon Fee, Christy Metcalfe, Kristi Cowan, Hiedi Owen, Tina
Chee, Felix Ng, Melissa Miralles, Cindy Neilson, Charla Davley, Svea
Kerkovius, Tracie Keene, Rachel Wainwright, Melissa Miralles, Arti Maharti,
Jen Lundy, Edina Cowan, Debby Bulpin, Courtney Law.
Canadian Fashion Stage
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