Adhesif Clothing – first fashion show (October 1, 2010)

Vancouver-based Adhesif Clothing Company is known for its reclaimed vintage designs. Join designer Melissa Ferreira as her fashion line debuts at its first solo catwalk show at Jacana Contemporary Art (2435 Granville Street) on October 1st.  According to Melissa, “Jacana is bright, beautiful and minimal – perfect for showcasing my own creations of art”.  Look forward to seeing Adhesif’s fall collection of 30s-inspired gems, ranging from drapy gowns made of reclaimed vintage silk scarves, to stretched wool suiting with leather appliqué detailing.
Attendees can look forward to sipping on wine, taking in a special musical performance by Jackee Guillou, and reveling in Adhesif’s fantastic new fall collection.  So make sure to get your name on the guest list now and RSVP by emailing here.  For more information, see invitation details below.

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Suki’s Hair Show

From updos, to long tousled hair, to sleek bob cuts, the stylists at Suki’s can do them all. Most notably was the use of hair pieces and extensions to enhance the models, transforming their look into an almost space-like creation. Pre-made accessories were inserted into the hair, creating thicker texture, higher volume and more intricate hair styles. The audience came for a show, and a performance was what they got. Burlesque dancers came on stage with extravagant headpieces. Shortly after, models dressed in fashion outfits made completely out of paper walked across the stage, one with fiery red hair which contrasted the whiteness of her paper outfit.

Keep on reading for photos and video footage from the event!

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Vancouver Fashion Week 2009

It’s that time of the year again. And with a website name like “Modern Mix Vancouver”, it’s only appropriate that we cover the 9th annual Vancouver Fashion Week, which takes place at Storyeum. The opening gala last night at Leone (757 West Hastings Street) featured a melange of fashionable designers, models, media and photographers.

A widespread range of chocolates by Daniel was available for sampling, wine was served in the back corner of the spacious venue, and jewelry and accessories were displayed on glass counter tops as members of the fashion industry mingled and networked throughout the evening. Keep on reading for show schedules, designer highlights, a photography gallery as well as a discount coupon for VFW.

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The Art Institute presents LA MUSIQUE

Although the entire graduating class displayed a sense of originality, I noticed three reappearing trends in the midst of their diversity:

1. The “sweetheart” shaped and strapless necklines which portrays a feminine look of glamor by accentuating the neck and shoulders.

2. Corsette-style, criss-crossing lace-ups. These appeared on the front and back of tops as well as more subtly on short-sleeved blouses.

3. Parallel columns of buttons, big and small. Similar to the buttons on double-breasted winter coats but on tops instead.

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