Design talent across the globe all congregated on the West Coast for one epic fashion week line-up. Whilst brands from Italy, the UK, France, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and beyond gathered in the Vancouver Art Gallery for the city’s biggest fashion event, a few domestic designers stood out.

 

Igor Elie-Pierre

The multi-hyphenate Canadian wears many hats on a weekly basis, however, Igor Eli-Pierre’s designs always are a standout. Having showcased at Fashion Art Toronto in previous years, he took his latest collection out west with visibility in mind. The show, called EYESEEYOU, featured bold patterns, plenty of colour and a lot of attitude from the models, serving an impressive array of looks that are as passionate and fun as they are fashion-forward.

 

Not Dead Yet

Vancouver-based experimental unisex line, Not Dead Yet, comes from the immensely creative mind of Adam-Lin Bungang, deconstructing and redefining societal norms within gender and sexuality. The collection is rooted in narratives versus commerciality, parading a perfected punk aesthetic down the west coast catwalk, layering plaid and studs with streetwear essentials for a modern and edgy silhouette. This season’s showcase was entitled “Shame,” and, according to the brand’s website, explored the “contempt and discomfort that we find in our own self-awareness through the process of discovering our own self-identity.”

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