A uniform of white paraded down the runway to start Day 5 of Vancouver Fashion Week. Mary Ebra’s unisex collection of minimal cuts displayed developments and experiments of angles and straight lines. Metallic mirrored silver shoes carried in hand further denoted a modern style. A standout look was an almost-invisible sheer round-neck tee, paired with opaque wide leg pants. Translucent layers allowed a view of the interior construction with seams highlighted in white.
Next up, Stepanova, with an array of elegant embellished dresses. Avril Stepanov, hailing from Sydney. Australia, beautifully combined texture and silhouette with her collection for Day 5. Floral appliqué, diamante, and black fringing added exquisite detail to feminine silhouettes with fitted busts and cinched in waistlines. Dusty pink with midnight blue, black and shimmering gold make up a pretty pallet. Slinky cowl necklines, coupled with a full-length flared skirts and thin spaghetti straps reigned throughout this considered collection.
Shrishti Kaur’s bridal and formalwear collection exuded elegance and femininity. A strapless boned corseted dress in white with a trailing hemline, worn with a short choppy veil gave a modern twist. White floral embroidery applied to transparent fabric created an embellished collarbone with white petals appearing suspended above the skin. Flared cuff sleeves, A-line cuts, and tightly tailored waists celebrated the female form. The bridal color palette developed into dark blues and deep reds with gold baroque style embroidery moving from bridal to formalwear. An applause rose at the darkest gown of the collection appeared. A black, floral lace embellished gown with shoulder piece with a silk chiffon cape created a dramatic and stunning highlight of Kaur’s collection.
André experimented with stitches, with the art of sewing and construction across his designs. A contrast black and white theme with tassels, ties, laces, and zips gave way to cross stitch patterns. Models appeared on the runway, masked by black full face masks and silver headpieces, complementing the monochrome palette of the collection. Asymmetric sleeves, pleated peplum waistlines, and structured zip up tops were worn with needle-sharp stilettos. A sewing box full of intrigue for André’s newest collection.
Closing for Day 5, CHENLONHENKU, reigning from Korea, showed a strong collection of monochrome checkers and sporadic color. Another show where models were masked, this time by cloth printed with faces of Asian men as they walked down the runway to banging Korean rap.
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