BC Fashion Week
SEPTEMBER 26th to OCTOBER 1st, 2006
In partnership with HollyNorth Production Supplies and Performance Visual Works, BC Fashion Week will provide their designers a stage that combines multi-media, technology and creative ingenuity.
Symbolizing disco for the 21st Century with a t-shaped runway for this season, the venue of the Performance Works Theatre at Granville Island will include front row seating of white leather benches provided by Moe's Home Collections, Vancouver.
"Once again the partnership with HollyNorth Productions will set new standards for runway presentations in Canada," stated Vladimir Markovich, BC Fashion Week Executive Creative Director. "Add in the creativity and ingenuity of Performance Visual Works and the comfortable style and grace of Moe's Home Collections and we are set for a great season, " he continued.
With the final lineup including Caius Olowu, Joanna Kulpa, Gleice Apparel, Lela Designs, Evan and Dean, and Asluxe, along with returning designers Jacqueline Conoir by Rozemerie Cuevas, Blushing Designs by Shelley Klassen, Wanny Tang, Vata Brasil, Mara Gottler, Anna Kosturova and DC Women, the stage and schedule is set for a week showcasing Spring/Summer 2007 individual designer collections. Details on the complete schedule can be found at www.bcfashionweek.com.
In addition to the industry events at the Performance Works Theatre, the week kicks off with a seminar series held on Tuesday, September 26th. Delivered in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Apparel BC and Department of Foreign Affairs, the seminar will be held this season at the Canada Export Centre in downtown Vancouver. With a variety of speakers covering off topics such as business planning, sustainable business practices for the fashion industry and guests that include visiting Trade Commissioners from the US, the day will be a full of topical information for industry and non-industry alike. Tickets for this seminar series can be purchased online at https://secure.clearpro.com/bcfashionweek/20060926.
"We are pleased to be a part of this industry building event. This is just one way in which we are working with the fashion industry to create a strong, creative and competitive cluster of interconnected businesses", said Melinda Entwistle, Executive Director, Vancouver Economic Development Commission. "Vancouver's fashion industry is an important part of our economy and will grow stronger every year, contributing to our reputation as a centre of creativity and design expertise."
The Journey is a fashion performance being held at the River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond and will be the opening evening event for BC Fashion Week Spring 2007. In collaboration with The Art Institute of Vancouver, audiences will experience a variety of live performances, including the presentation of twenty-four designers from the Institute. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.ca.
About British Columbia Fashion Week
British Columbia Fashion Week was created to produce a unified, organized and centralized week of individual collections showcasing designers to domestic and international audiences. As an international event on the world fashion calendar and the premier fashion event in Western Canada, the objective of BC Fashion Week is to provide a platform for Canadian designers to become players in the global fashion business by providing state-of-the-art venues, an experienced production team and maximum exposure through a wide variety of marketing benefits and opportunities.
BC Fashion Week counts as their valued partners: Graphic Minds, HollyNorth Production Supplies, Fashion Television, 24 Hours Newspaper, Moe's Home Collections, Performance Visual Works, Vancouver Economic Development Commission, Synlox Hair Solutions, Fashion Magazine, Canada Export Centre, Town Shoes, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Dr. Brian Baird of the Georgia Dental Group, Getty Images, Zoom Media, Ion Magazine, Strut Magazine, M*A*C Cosmetics, Promostyl, Gravity Pope Shoes, KVOS, Schick Canada, Apparel BC, Beat 94.5 FM, Industry Canada, Caffe Sette, Panakronic, Dominos Pizza, Dose.ca, Whineo's and Republic.
For further information on BC Fashion Week, please contact Media Relations at [email protected] or +1.604.688.8741.