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In a city finding its legs in the global stage of Fashion, the collaborations of eager young talent is a palpable one. Fostered by Vancouver premiere Design schools, and jettisoned out into international awareness at Vancouver Fashion Week whose spotlights burn brighter, drawing a wider audience each year emerging designers depend on the local community of stylists, boutique buyers and style savvy street stalkers to build a narrative around their creations and give them life.
In this spirit, and with Vancouver Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015 season just around the corner, we invited fourteen of Vancouver style set to don the wears of some of our most exciting local Design talent: Sara Armstrong, Alex S Yu, Evan Clayton, Connally McDougall, Jessica Jeehyun Lee, Taranjit K Cheema, Le Monde Gris, Some Product, and Grandi Atelier. In the sprawling sunlit space of Blanche Macdonald Centre Atelier Campus, from whence many of Vancouver most anticipated Fashion offspring has sprung,
bloggers, street style snappers and design scene doyennes alike gathered to incorporate last season coveted pieces into each of their unique style equations.
Sara Armstrong look: Jacket, USED HOUSE OF VINTAGE + hat, VINTAGE + necklace, FREE PEOPLE + shoes, ALEXANDER WANG + sunglasses, DITA EYEWEAR. Her presence in Vancouver Fashion scene is never missed; her boldness in print, pattern, pigment and proportion are a vivid highlight of every event, and her wardrobe is brimming in the bright pursuits of emerging designers. She selects an ALEX S YU favourite for the shoot.
+ clutch, CHANEL + sunglasses, KAREN WALKER (from THE OPTICAL BOUTIQUE) + bangles, VINTAGE.
JESSICA LUXE, a driven Business Marketing student and style blogger of the boring clothes free platform Jessica Luxe, is decorated in the vibrant,
tactile collage dress of TARANJIT K CHEEMA.
Boots, I DESIRE THE THINGS THAT WILL DESTROY ME.
PATRICK MIRLACH, German fashion/commercial model and Vancouver Editor of freshly launched international online magazine Lilac and Vermillion, cases his stems in the bold dynamics of SOME PRODUCT leggings.
Tank top, VAN CAISSEY + leather vest, OAK + FORT + shoes, ETNIES + bag, F AS IN FRANK + necklace, TOP SHOP.
AURELIA CERQUOZZI, freelance wardrobe stylist, emerging event manager and blogger of Aurelcee, is dripping in the the urban, edged opulence of EVAN CLAYTON.
Look 1: Latex skirt, MISGUIDED + leather backpack, MARINO ORLANDI + sunglasses, GUCCI + leather boots,
Look 2: White maxi top, FOREVER 21 + black slip ons, ALDO.
RANDA SALLOUM, Founder/Artist of I See Noise one of a kind, handmade prints, as well as lifestyle blogger of The Unprecedented, works a crisply tailored ALEX S YU skirt into her minimal minded aesthetic.
Sunglasses, RAY BAN + shoes, H + bracelets, MADEWELL + necklace, LIA SOPHIA + tank, LULULEMON LAB.
Shoes (both looks), TOPSHOP.
MARSHALL HERITAGE, local lensmaster, style blogger and enthusiast of all wears black, and Adidas,
selects an innovative two for one, full sleeve to sleeveless windbreaker from LE MONDE GRIS.
Shirt, AMERICAN APPAREL + shorts, VINTAGE + leggings, H + shoes, YRU + hat, AMERICAN APPAREL.
Clutch, VINCE CAMUTO + heels, GUESS + earrings, KATE SPADE.
MARENA SKINNER, Owner/Artist of Quiet Liar DIY t shirt line, as well as self professed style pervader of all things goth, punk, aficionado, and girl, melds the raw aesthetic of thrifted goods with the architectural brilliance of JESSICA JEEHYUN LEE.