Exhibit spotlighting student-made paper gowns returns to Oakridge Centre this March

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      Students in Langara College’s design-formation program will once again be bringing their recyclable creations to the public once Brown Paper Couture returns to Oakridge Centre in March.

      Now in its fourth year, the exhibit spotlights 28 dresses made from materials such as paper, coffee filters, tissue, and cardboard. Each one is handcrafted by a student in the postsecondary program’s retail-visual presentation class, who drew inspiration from a gown produced by a famous fashion designer in the past.

      Last year’s Brown Paper Couture showcase featured dramatic frocks modeled after pieces by Vivienne Westwood and Balenciaga, for example.

      “We are very grateful to Oakridge for their ongoing support and the fantastic opportunity to gain exposure for the program.” Kevin Smith, instructor of Langara College’s design-formation program, said in a press statement.

      The paper gowns will be on display at Oakridge Centre’s (650 West 41 Avenue) East Galleria from March 1 to 14. For more information about the exhibit, visit Oakridge Centre’s website.

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