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VCC fashion collections hit the runway

Posted on March 20, 2019

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VANCOUVER – Eight students from Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) fashion program took to the runway during Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) Fall/Winter 2019 on Wednesday, March 20. This annual showcase is the culmination of two years’ hard work in VCC’s intensive, hands-on fashion design and production program. 

In the show, each student explored their creative inspiration through the technical skills they learned at VCC. The result was eight unique collections that ranged from ready-to-wear to evening wear to avant-garde and everything in between. Some of the themes and inspiration found in the collections include ‘the male peacock,’ ‘patterns in nature’, and baroque period influences.

“Our program allows graduates to pursue entrepreneurship or a career in a small or large apparel company,” says Andrea Korens, VCC fashion co-program coordinator. “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, each year, VCC fashion students continue to thoroughly impress the industry and inspire the public. 


About VCC Fashion 

For over 30 years, VCC fashion programs remain some of the best in B.C. VCC’s Fashion Design & Production Diplomaprepares students for the real-world fashion industry by mimicking a fast-paced production process while teaching fundamental skills. Self-directed garment creation allows students to hone in on their craft and personal sartorial interests. The Fashion Design & Production Certificateis the only part-time fashion design program in Canada. Emphasis is placed on technical skills, creativity, and industry timelines. The Fashion Merchandising Associate Certificateis a one-year program that prepares students for the real-world fashion business through hands-on experience, fashion fundamentals, and theory. Non-credit fashion courses let students test the waters, upgrade, and develop required elements for design portfolios. 

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Media inquiries:

Danielle Libonati
Marketing Communications Officer
Vancouver Community College
T: 604.871.7000, ext. 7531


Fashion program inquires:

Sarah Murray 
Fashion Program Coordinator, Recruiting and Industry Relations
Vancouver Community College