VANCOUVER, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Twenty-eight Vancouver Community
College fashion arts graduates are preparing to highlight their design
collections in an evening gala on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at the
Italian Cultural Centre. This year's fashion show brings together
creatively eclectic and elegant designs.
Year over year, fashion arts graduates impress with refined collections
that showcase each designer's raw talent. From lingerie to active,
sport and evening wear, this year's designs are among the most varied
seen to date.
Graduates Raul Rivera, Iris Taborsky-Tasa and Anika Yuzak each drew from
their own inspirations to create one-of-a-kind designs.
"The inspiration for my collection was contrast," says Rivera. "It's a
mix of futuristic and modern contemporary elegance with the use of
asymmetrical symmetry, dart manipulation and tailoring."
With her Haiiku clothing line already in various boutiques,
Taborsky-Tasa was looking to push her boundaries with this collection.
"My pieces were a study in textural soft structure," says
Taborsky-Tasa. "I was also inspired by the interplay of light and
shadow, similar to the photographic styling of Alfred Stieglitz and Tim
"I was inspired by the styles and colours of the flower children of the
1970s," says Yuzak. "I was also interested in exploring print design
and sustainable fabrics through the use of patchwork detailing and
colourful sun bleached organic fabrics."
Fiat Mode XXIV collections are all about celebrating the wonderful work
of this year's fashion arts graduates with an extraordinary evening of
creative energy and dazzling men's and women's collections.
"The buzz is in the air and it's fashion time at VCC once more," says
Sal Ferreras, vice president, education and student services. "I am
very excited about the look, quality and range of this year's fashion
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan
Tickets are available at vcc.ca/fashionshow or at the door on the night of the event.
Photos of design pieces and designer headshots, please visit www.vcc.ca/presskit.
SOURCE Vancouver Community College
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