Influencer Countdown: 8 Days to Vancouver Fashion Week


From September 28- October 4th , Vancouver Fashion Week will be welcoming over 100 international and local designers, from 25 countries, to showcase their SS 2016 collections.

Whether a designer is already established, or just emerging into the industry, they depend on the power of social media. In light of this, we asked the designers to pick a blogger, editor or influencer who they feel represent their brand. The finished product was up to the creative direction of the Designer and Blogger.

With only 8 days until Vancouver Fashion Week kicks off, we take a look at collaborations by SS 2016 designers: Brunette Showroom, Sofia, and Green Embassy.

BRUNETTE SHOWROOM x TOBRUCKAVE

Blogger –Kiara Schwartz of TobruckAve

Designer – Brunette Showroom

Photographer- Ryan Pugsley

Kiara Schwartz shows how she styles her pieces from Brunette Showroom

“No matter what season, I love mixing fabrics in my outfits. Layering unexpected pieces and having them somehow harmonize into the perfect outfit is like a fashion challenge to me. This vest, adds a little bit of edge to this otherwise classic skirt and crop top look. My style always relies on adding at least one piece that either is a bit edgy or adds my go to bohemian style to every outfit. Sneakers with dresses, button up shirts with fringe and skirts with booties. I picked this outfit from Brunette Showroom, their collections are the epitome of west coast casual. Their brands are so on trend and always cover exactly what your wardrobes are craving for this season. I picked this skirt from BB Dakota and the top and vest from Glamorous, and necklace from Canadian designer Lisbeth jewelry. Styling tips for Fall: don’t be afraid to layer the unexpected.”

Follow KiaraWebsite | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Follow Brunette Showroom: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

SOFIA x JORDAN SANGSTER

Blogger –Jordan Sangster of Vancity Vogue

Designer – Sofia

Photographer- Miguel Paulo

Jordan Sangster is fashion blogger and assistant editor at Vancity Vogue, as well as a fashion student at John Casablanca. New to Vancouver, Jordan is making her mark in the fashion scene with S o f i a ; a modern, sophisticated woman’s wear brand, that embraces a strong confident woman with fashion flair, under the creative direction of Sofia Méndez Schenone.

Jordan wears the Istanbul top and the Ella pants, draped in the Caroline coat.

Jordan wears the Istanbul top and the Ella pants, draped in the Caroline coat.

Jordan is suited up with the Belen dress . Both looks represents the timeless, strength and luxury of a S o f i a woman.

Jordan is suited up with the Belen dress . Both looks represents the timeless, strength and luxury of a S o f i a woman.

“S o f i a brand can effortlessly take you from day to night. I love her designs because
they truly are unique and one of a kind, the way her garments are constructed allow it to fit and drape beautifully over your silhouette. Her attention for detail and clean lines in her designs give off a vibrant and feminine feel that every woman desires. Her garments are easy to wear allowing you to leave the house as a sophisticated and fabulous woman
every day” – Jordan Sangster

Follow Jordan: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Follow Sofia: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

GREEN EMBASSY x SHE’S SO ECO

Blogger –Stephanie Edmonds of She’s So Eco

Designer – Green Embassy

Photographer- Kristy Bastien

Vancouver-based eco beauty/fashion blogger, mother, and writer Stephanie Edmonds sought Green Embassy out nearly two years ago at Vancouver Fashion Week; the relationship has developed and bloomed by way of several successful collaborations. When the Australian designer/artist Zuhal-Kuvan Mills (who is also a veterinary surgeon, textile designer, visual artist and alpaca farmer), first met Stephanie, respect and adoration instantly sparked between the two. Both women hold eco-friendly values close to their hearts and have a passion for sustainable fashion and spreading the message of artisan clothing, and eco couture. They are committed to showing the world that fashion doesn’t have to product waste, or be made with toxic materials, dyes, etc. Both women are also devoted to debunking the myth that eco fashion is not stylish, and all you need to do is take a look at the beautiful dresses in these photos to see the proof.

The Lantana Gown is a formal gown that would work well for a bold bride who wants a splash of colour in her wedding. Made with silk satin and printed with turmeric and purple carrots, this is a one of a kind work of wearable art, as are all of Green Embassy’s creations.

The Papillon dress is a magical dress fit for a fairy queen. Crafted with silk and vegan silk and printed with purple carrots, this is a fantasy come to life. With fluttery petals and a short, “secret” skirt underneath, this is one of the most romantic dresses you’ll ever see. Sparkling pink Swarovski crystals add the final touch to this dress- it flows like water and flatters any body type. It’s a lot like wearing a stunning painting on your skin.

Follow She’s So Eco: Website | Instagram |Twitter

Follow Green Embassy: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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