Vancouver Fashion Week Recap

Vancouver Fashion Week returned September 18th and we’ve already witnessed breathtaking designs for Spring/Summer 2018. From rising new models on the runway to jaw-dropping upcoming fashion trends, VFW is off to an amazing start!

AIKI DISTRICT

John Casablancas Institute’s Fashion Director Maneli Nourbakhsh co-founded Vancouver based women’s clothing line: Aiki District, which took the runway on opening day.

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FOUNDERS OF AIKI DISTRICT: MANELI NOURBAKHSH (LEFT) AND ANAHITA FAGHIH (RIGHT) WITH MODEL

Aiki District’s s/s18 contemporary line brought visual joy to the crowd at Vancouver Fashion Week. From sheer neutrals to bold red pieces, this collection left us dreaming of warm spring nights.

PROFANITY BY LILLZKILLZ

With vibrant and fun new trends, JCI Fashion Business and Arts and Core Design graduate Lillea Goian, lit up the runway on day two at fashion week. A huge congratulations goes out to Lillea on winning the Nancy Mak Award, presented by the founder of Vancouver Fashion Week, Jamal Abdourahman.

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Lillea’s clothing line Profanity has received a lot of attention this year, especially when teen celebrity and artist Noah Cyrus wore a Profanity hoodie at her show in Bethlehem. There was no denying that Lillkillz was born to do this!

Keep up with JCI Alumni, Lillea Goian, on Instagram and catch her in Tokyo on October 20th for Fashion Week!

JCI CORE DESIGN GRADUATES AT VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK

John Casablancas Institute’s Core Design graduates, Jillian Isabel and Martha Pandelo, graced the runway on the final night of Vancouver Fashion Week. As their on-trend monochromatic Spring 2018 collections walked down the catwalk, the crowd was left admiring and snapping JCI Designgraduate’s soft pieces.

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JILLIAN ISABEL 

Jillian Isabel opened the show on the final night at VFW with a collection that sparked up the room. Her first collection, “Shoreline” gives new context to the meaning of tradition. The brand is inspired by Art Deco styles and seaside towns, bringing together timeless silhouettes with modern minimalism.

“IT WAS DEFINITELY STRESSFUL BUT EXCITING AT THE SAME TIME. THE ORGANIZED CHAOS BACKSTAGE IS PRETTY EXHILARATING!” – JILIAN ISABEL 

SHOP JILIAN ISABEL DESIGNS

MARTHA PANDELO

Martha Pandelo’s S/S18 collection was inspired by origami techniques and geometric shapes found in architectural structures. From transparent trends seen on the runway to the directional idea of using aesthetic and minimalistic makeup trends, Martha’s collection is our summer dream wardrobe!

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“IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE BEING AT VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK. I’M REALLY THANKFUL FOR JOHN CASABLANCAS INSTITUTE FOR ALLOWING THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY AND HELPING ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.” – MARTHA PANDELO

Congratulations to JCI Core Design graduates, Jillian Isabel and Martha Pandelo, on a successful fashion show!

Article written for John Casablancas Institute 

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