Vancouver Fashion Week third day’s runway began with a special showcase of VCC Alumni’s work, a melting pot of distinctive and individualistic styles. Elham Safaei Couture created a quirky look with appliqué fur eyeball cheshmenazar beads on a grey melton wool coat. The menswear collection “the Goddess of Spring’ by Goodbye Icelander demonstrated a feminine masculinity with embroidered flowers on linens and light wools, and bohemian white flared cuffs.

A homage to the indigenous was put forward in the S/S collection by Jules with the use of earthy colors, moccasin boots, and feathers. Shhh,…fashions further played on this idea with painted faces, plaited hair, and a tan color tasseled leather skirt fastened over a tribal print bodysuit.

Hakuyo Miya immersed us into a moody and sultry feel with his showcase for Mouton Blanc. Beginning with beautifully black gothic outfits, we were taken on a journey of lace overlays, frayed pants, and loose tailoring. Complimenting matte against shiny textures with oversized hoods, lace masks, and frayed pants, a strong gothic look progressed. A black and white striped dress almost felt like an optical illusion. Shimmering blue brought the collection away from black, and then suddenly white lace and feminine florals breathed a fresh lease of life to the darkness that transpired. A thoroughly well thought out and developed collection.

The grand finale of Wednesday night was an exciting frenzy of performance art; drumming, singing, and dancing gave an incredible introduction to King & Reign. Waterfall hems dominated his designs, with tulle, fur, and capes creating a regal feel.

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