Privet everyone ! Sigh, I was lucky that I was able to have front row seats for all of the runway shows that took place on way back on Saturday (March 19th), simply because 1) My feet in my Philip Lim heels remained happy, and 2) because it let me take photos of the designers collections without peoples heads and shoulders getting in the way! I also enjoyed seeing a lot of the evening collections because I don’t have a reason to invest in evening wear, but I find the fantasy to be irresistible. (but that’s an entirely different story)
This season Vancouver Fashion Week had more shows that focused around sustainability. Elephantasia was a unique experience that intended to show us that we need to be aware of what’s going on in our world. That we can’t forget that we’re not the only ones who inhabit the earth, and that sometimes our greed can have detrimental effects on the creatures who share, and inhabit the world with us.
The runway was transformed by tribal drumming that grabbed the audiences attention, along with powerful imagery, presentations, guest speaker Dr.Jake Wall, and outfits designed by numerous fashion designers who feel equally passionate towards putting an end to the illegal poaching, and harvesting of ivory from African and Asian elephants. Designers were inspired by just about everything there is to this majestic land mammal. While models furthered the mood by wearing haunting, tribal themed makeup.
Milan Fashion Week only happens twice a year! If I could only attend one Fashion Week in the world it would come down to Milan VS Paris. Milan is home to the Italian fashion houses who show off their collections think Gucci, Prada, Moschino, Versace etc. And who can resist Italian fashion? Many of the shows take place in showrooms, or in studios but what makes Milan special is that sometimes shows can take advantage of the city’s outdoor landmarks. The Piazza Duomo located in Milan’s central square, or the courtyard of a 15th century castle- the Castello Sforesco, and the Arco della Pace located in Parco Sempione have all been the center of a few fashion shows in their time! These places let the public see the shows, so if you’re planning to travel to Milan during FW, check out these historical hot spots for fashion spotting.