British Columbia Fashion Week
Spring / Summer 2006 Collections

British Columbia Fashion Week

Spring/Summer '06

The organizers for BC Fashion Week announced that the Spring/Summer 2006 fashion week will take place September 27th to October 2nd, 2005, at the Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island in Vancouver, Canada. Building on their successful first season, designers are invited to apply to participate commencing July 20th, 2005, with a deadline for applications set for August 15th, 2005. Anticipating applications from across BC and Canada, Executive Creative Director Vladimir Markovich stated, "It is exciting to play a role in showcasing the diversity of design talent within the Canadian apparel industry."
 
"Choosing this venue will again provide the black box to highlight what we are all anticipating....excellence in Canadian design," continued Markovich.
 
With elevation of Canadian design both within Canada as well as internationally a primary focus, BC Fashion Week will expand their initiatives through partnering with other international fashion weeks and international associations and organizations to promote Canadian designers. Fashion Weeks of other countries such as Prague and Greece have extended invitations to Canadian designers through BC Fashion Week. With a goal of reciprocal support, Canadian designers have unique opportunities to participate as a guest representative of the Canadian apparel sector.
 
In addition to 20 collections being presented over 5 days, BC Fashion Week announced the addition of their Designer Development Series. "The first day of fashion week will be a full day series of seminars focused the dynamics of trends, production, marketing and export readiness" stated Debra Walker, Executive Director BC Fashion Week.
 
"BC Fashion Week is proud to work alongside Promostyl -one of the largest global trend forecasters- and Industry Canada, in delivering this education series. BC Fashion Week is focused on facilitating the Canadian Apparel sector through presentation of future trends in design. This series will be focused on skill development and trend direction for emerging and established designers, with emphasis on Fall / Winter 2006 and Spring/Summer 2007," continued Walker. Further information regarding the details of this event will be available through the website (www.bcfashionweek.com) commencing the beginning of August.

August 30, 2005 -- "We are pleased that for Spring/Summer 2006 we have over 70% of the designers originating from BC, and 85% coming from Western Canada," declared Debra Walker, Executive Director, BC Fashion Week. "I am very excited about our upcoming shows. Amazing talent, designs and people."

Participating designers will include JC Studio, Stylecode, Azadeh Gorbani, Genevieve Graham by Obakki, Dave Wallace by Obakki, Christina Culver, Apartment, Ephoe, Ono Donahue, Wanny Tang, Picnic, Jason Matlo, Gini Woods, Chad Enns, Chloe Angus, Mala Kuja and Denis Gagnon.

"The diversity of the talent presenting will make for very interesting viewing opportunities for participating buyers, media and industry representatives" stated Executive Creative Director Vladimir Markovich. Working with prominent industry sponsors such as Promostyl - Paris and Duocom, the 2nd season of BC Fashion Week will be strongly poised to build on the phenomenal success of the week held this past April, continuing to raise the bar within the fashion industry.

The end of September this year will herald a week of fashion for Vancouver and the lower mainland with events being held around the city, including the first time that BC Fashion Week has included a second venue into their schedule.

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Dynamics of Design seminar series will be offered at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Through this unique opportunity and delivery, industry heavy hitters and leading edge professionals will reveal insights about: Promostyl trend forecasting Spring/Summer 2007 (for fashion including sports and urban-wear); marketing to special needs target markets; utilizing alternate delivery channels in an e-marketing strategy; the critical need of building brand identity and the 'ins and outs' of developing your export ready strategy. Of special interest will be a roundtable, moderated discussion, including a live report from the Organic Exchange in Turkey, on sustainable textile alternatives, such as hemp, bamboo, ramie, organic cotton, and natural dyes.

"Overall this series will be focused on skill development and trend direction, experienced in a unique and enlightening way" continued Walker. Further information regarding the details of this event and tickets are available through
www.ticketstonight.ca.

About British Columbia Fashion Week
BC Fashion Week (BCFW) is a high profile event aimed at establishing Vancouver as an emerging fashion centre and a true partner in the global fashion world, along with centres such as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Sydney. As a major international event, BC Fashion Week attracts people from around the world to celebrate innovative Canadian talent, bringing together individuals and organizations that play vital roles in the fashion industry.
 
BCFW showcases some of Canada's top and emerging designers and bring some of the world's most infl uential retailers and media to Vancouver's shores. Through the support of sponsors and media outlets such as 2C Digital Dreams, Promostyl, Digitopolis Media Corporation, Urban Visuals, Performance Works Theatre, Moods Hair Salon, Fashion Watch, Gravity Pope Shoes, Western Economic Diversifi cation, the Spirit of Vancouver/Vancouver Board of Trade, Ultra X-Press Printers, Beat 94.5, Industry Canada, Blanche McDonald, Dominos Pizza, Caffe Sette, and Abasa Optical.
 
For BC Fashion Week's schedules, events and registration please visit www.bcfashionweek.com 
 

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