There’s no doubt that Vancouver is one of Canada’s most exciting cities, so it is only fitting for their take on fashion week to have a global appeal. Designers from around the world flocked to Hollywood North, hoping to attract some star appeal. Spotted in the frow was everyone’s favourite America’s Next Top Model judge, Miss J Alexander, and reality stars Natalie Halcro and Olivia Pierson. We’re recapping some of our top shows put on by international talent during VFW.


Yas Gonzalez

Miami-based Yas Gonzalaz brought Cuban fever to the north with her colourful collection that gives audiences a glimpse into her childhood on the island. Contemporary collection with vibrant fabrics and floral embellishments are combined with a hint of nostalgia, the printed pieces pay homage to her home, such as her great grandmother’s kitchen tiles, the family church, and parks.


Lena Kasparian

This Australian brand brought a timeless elegance to the runway, featuring formal wear, cocktail piece and opulent glamour for both men and women. Through clean lines, sharp tailoring and hints of pink, red, lace and sparkle, each sophisticated ensemble was crafted to couture standards, perfect for any red carpet or gala. A designer to watch.