Lasalle College to present collections by student designers at Vancouver Fashion Week

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      Lasalle College Vancouver is one of 90 designers who will be hitting the runway during Vancouver Fashion Week, happening from now until Sunday (March 20).

      Five student designers from the school will present collections inspired by the theme of rhythm or “organized movement”. Each line will be accompanied by music performed by students from the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

      As the artistic director of this year’s collections, Vancouver fashion stylist Tracey Pincott has guided aspiring designers Amy Herndon, Fang Fang, Alison Njoo, Okunade Sanda “Q”, and Jinju Ha in the creation of a diverse range of garments.

      Herndon has crafted a collection that draws from R&B and the “austerity of the lone wolf”; Fang from the abstract works by Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky; Njoo from the movements of traditional Indonesian dance; Sanda from Japanese shibari; and Ha from the 1950s musical Singin’ in the Rain.

      A preview of the student collections were shown last night (March 14) at Vancouver Fashion Week’s opening gala. Click through the gallery above to see some images.

      The full show takes place at the Chinese Cultural Centre (50 East Pender Street) tomorrow (March 16) at 5 p.m for the event’s Emerging Designers Night.

      For more information about Vancouver Fashion Week or purchase tickets, click here.

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