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Vancouver Fashion Week (March 24th to 29th)

Widely recognized as a global platform for designers, Vancouver Fashion Week has become the West Coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together 15,000 designers, buyers, local and international media and the city’s fashionable set.
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Now in its 8th year, VFW will kicks off the Fall/Winer 2009 runway collections in Whistler, BC at Garfinkel’s (Whistler’s largest nightclub and live concert venue) with a runway show featuring trends in snowboard and ski wear. The rest of the runway shows will be at Storyeum (142 Water Street) in Gastown. Thursday brings a focus on local designers, Friday features sustainable clothing lines, Saturday showcases international designers and the week finishes off on Sunday with streetwear.

Recognized as a global platform for designers and sponsors, VFW has become the West coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together a captive audience of 15,000+. Now celebrating its ninth year, VFW has established itself as a highly successful and widely recognized event providing a forum to nurture and celebrate the fashion industry in Vancouver. In recent years, VFW has featured internationally acclaimed designers including Versace, Parasuco, Rocawear, Ecko and Anna Sui in addition to emerging designers, such as Patricia Fieldwalker, David Dickson and Sanjana Jon.

For a complete designer line-up, schedule and show info, or to purchase tickets visit vanfashionweek.com

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Wanny Tang Boutique – Spring 2009 Collection

Her inspiration for this spring’s collection came from ideas of simplicity which were embodied in her fashion show.

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Eco-Fashion Challenge

The Challenge: “To reinvent, according to our individual styles, an upscale designer look with either locally designed pieces or items available in vintage and consignment stores. ”

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Aritzia – “Snooze You Lose” Sale (begins Thursday Feb. 5, 2009)

It’s that time of year again! The Aritzia “Snooze You Lose” sale started today, February 5th with 50% to 70% off select fall and winter merchandise. Keep checking this space to see what good deals there are as I make my way downtown to see what I can find! However…I’m slightly skeptical because I’ve noticed that Aritzia has been having big sales in the post-Christmas weeks already so I wonder how much more discounted their stuff will be….
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**Update** So I checked out the sale and it’s nothing spectacular – other than the fact that the peacoat I bought two weeks ago is a hundred bucks cheaper. But the rest of the sale is sort of random, at least at the Robson branch. A lot of variety of clothing on sale, but few sizes and colors so you’d be lucky if you found something exact.

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Two of Hearts – Boutique Opening (Saturday Feb. 14)

On Saturday February 14th (just another day, right?), Two of Hearts, a local fashion label, is having the grand opening of their boutique at 3728 Main Street. Visit on opening day, between 11am and 7pm, and share your love for fashion with the designers, Jenny Yen and Tabitha Savoie, who will be featuring a ten percent discount on their Togs, Two of Hearts and CiCi line.
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They have chosen to decorate their establishment with the same twist that can be found in their creations; “the theme of the store is eco chic with a vintage twist” says Jenny. The new space, formerly Madison’s on Main, incorporates the old wooden racks with new wood floors to create a clean natural feel. While a mix of modern and antique furniture and a splash of sassy red paint makes it a fun and flirty environment to find that perfect Valentine’s Day dress.

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Here’s another bonus: the first 25 people through the door will recieve gift bags packed with a whole bunch of nifty goodies from Vancouver artists.
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Vancouver Fashion Industry >> Meetup hosted by Next Door Style (Wed. January 14)

On Wednesday January 14th (at 7pm), a small meet up for the Vancouver Fashion Industry will be held at Raw Canvas (1046 Hamilton Street). I haven’t been to one of these before, but I imagine this would be a great networking opportunity for those are who interested in local fashion. Whether you’re a student, a fashion graduate, a retailer, in the media, a design/marketing student, a make-up-artist, a photographer, etc. (the list goes on) or just want to keep yourself “in the know” for this industry, why not check it out – there’s no cost to attend. As a bonus, I’ll be there ;). Click here for more information and to RSVP for the event. Thanks to Next Door Style for hosting this event!

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