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Media Release: Fiat Mode XXIX

Posted on September 7, 2016

Fiat Mode 2016 EtkaVANCOUVER, B.C. – Nine students from Vancouver Community College ’s (VCC)Fashion program will take to the stage at Vancouver Fashion Week on Wednesday September 21 at 5p.m.  Fiat Mode XXIX, VCC’s annual graduate fashion gala, is the culmination of two year’s hard work for the students. Each student is given the opportunity to explore their creative inspiration through the technical skills they have learned in the diploma program. The result is nine unique collections that range from evening wear to avant-garde and everything in between.

“Our program allows graduates to pursue entrepreneurship or a career in a small or large apparel company,” says Andrea Korens,co-program coordinator, fashion. “Showcasing their collections at an event like Vancouver Fashion Week gives them the exposure they need to source potential customers and employers.”

After spending countless hours on their collections these VCC fashion students are sure to impress the industry and inspire the public.

Fiat Mode XXIX is open to the public. Tickets are available at

For nearly 30 years, the VCC fashion program remains one of the best in B.C. The newly launched Fashion Design & Production Diploma mimics the real-world fashion industry. Students will experience a fast paced production process while learning fundamental skills. The self-directed garment project gives the opportunity to hone in on their craft and personal sartorial interests. The Fashion Design & Production Certificate is the only part-time fashion design program in Canada. The emphasis is on technical skills, creativity, and a fast paced production process. The Fashion Merchandising Associate Certificate is a one year program that prepares students for the business of fashion through hands-on experience and knowledge of fashion fundamentals and theoryNon-credit courses are the place to test the fashion waters, upgrade, and develop required elements for design school portfolios.


Photo and interview opportunities available:

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 6:00p.m.

Location: Vancouver Fashion Week Media Lounge (Upstairs at the Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 E. Pender St.)

More info:

To RSVP for the show and for interview opportunities and high resolution photos, please contact:
Danielle Libonati
Marketing and Communications Officer      
Vancouver Community College
T: 604.871.7000, ext. 7531