Students at local fashion schools win Museum of Vancouver’s Art Deco design challenge
Three Vancouver-based fashion design students have been named the winners of the Museum of Vancouver’s Art Deco design challenge. Elisa Medina, who is enrolled in the Bachelor of Design, Fashion and Technology program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Dianna Drahanchuck, who studied Fashion Merchandising at Blanche MacDonald; and Lisa Ngo, who is a Fashion Arts student at Vancouver Community College, will have their designs displayed at the MOV from September 1 to 23 as part of the Art Deco Chic: Extravagant glamour between the wars exhibit.
The Art Deco design challenge was launched earlier this year and open to fashion design students and designers with less than two years of experience. Applicants were required to submit an illustration of an original design inspired by the Art Deco era, swatches of proposed fabric for their design, and a written statement on the design.
Medina, who moved to Canada from Ecuador in 2008 and is in her third year at Kwantlen, submitted a design influenced by Cubism, embroidery, and a saturated colour palette called “Geometric Reverie”. Meanwhile, Drahanchuk, who previously worked as an interior designer before getting into fashion design, designed a dress called “Argyle Revival” inspired by a French beaded dress from 1929. Ngo, who works for established local designer Erin Templeton while attending VCC, designed a fragile satin gown in a creamy yellow-white hue.
The winning designers have been given $200 and a little over one month to create the garments that will be on display at the MOV.
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