As it enters its eleventh year, VFW is ambitiously vying for the title of second most prominent fashion industry event in North America, subsequent to none other than New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) was founded in 2001 by producer and entrepreneur, Jamal Abdourahman,who envisioned bringing a prominent fashion event to Canada’s renowned coastal city. VFW’s vision is the celebration of pioneering international and local designers as diversity and multiculturalism are its core values. This semi-annual even has been host to a range of collections from street-wear to eco-friendly garments. Due to its continual growth, VFW has gained the attention of Le Monde, The Guardian, Elle Canada, Flare and Sina and Hollywood stars such as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, as well as Canadian music giants Sam Roberts and Alanis Morrisette. In April 2011, VFW was proclaimed Vancouver’s official fashion week by Mayor Gregor Robertson.
With the stunning backdrop of coastal Vancouver, Vancouver Fashion Week will launch Spring/Summer 2013, showcasing leading designers from around the world in the spotlight of local and international media outlets.
Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), West Coast’s most prominent industry event, returns September 18th to 23rd, 2012, for a dynamic and exhilarating new season. Unlike any other industry event in the region, VFW exhibits not only up and coming local designers and award-winning talents from fashion capitals such as London, Milan and Paris, but also innovative and avant-garde designers from Asia Pacific, South America and other European countries such as Germany and Norway.
Frederick Fung (Canada)
Taisuke Kohji (Japan)
SOLON DIEGO (Brasil)
George Bezhanishvili (USA)
Gert-Johan Coetzee (South Africa)
Gretchen Jones (USA)
JungEun Lee (Korea)
For more information, please visit: http://vanfashionweek.com @vanfashionweek