VANCOUVER – Twelve students from Vancouver Community College's (VCC) fashion program will be showing their designs at an in-person runway show on Thursday, April 7 at 5 p.m. as part of Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) Fall/Winter 2022. The student grad showcase is the culmination of two years’ hard work in VCC’s intensive, hands-on Fashion Design and Production diploma program.
To prepare for the show, each student explored their creative inspiration through the technical skills they learned at VCC. The result are 12 unique collections that range from lingerie to bridal to outerwear to fiber art and everything in between. Some of the themes and inspiration found in the collections include Cyberfest, Red Light District, and Futures Rewritten.
"I really went out of my comfort zone to create these designs. I wanted to go for something different that is not my style. I worked hard to make it high quality with a visual impact," said our International student Bhagya Shree.
"This isn’t the first time the students are showcasing their talent to the world," says VCC Fashion Program Coordinator Andrea Korens. Throughout the first year of the program, students create products under the label "Colure" that are carried at boutiques around the city. After only six weeks in school, their first item, usually a tote bag, shows up for sale in a local boutique.
"Being on the runway, though, is different," says Andrea. "It showcases the more than 135 hours the students have spent designing, drafting and constructing a collection that is an expression of themselves. It’s their moment to shine and to showcase all they have learned at VCC."
Year after year, VCC fashion students continue to thoroughly impress the industry and inspire the public at Vancovuer Fashion Week.
Our international student Setayesh Amannejad used crystal hand beading techniques and unconventional augmentations on traditionally draped silhouettes. It sounds lovely and will look beautiful on the runway on April 7.
Meet VCC’s student designers: www.vcc.ca/fashionshow
About VCC Fashion
For over 30 years, VCC fashion programs have remained the best in B.C. VCC’s Fashion Design and Production Diploma program prepares 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. VCC Fashion offers a supportive space for our students to innovate, create and develop.