The Vancouver Art Gallery opened its doors for photographers, stylists, models and designers at the Opening Gala-Fashion Show the night of Thursday Dec 1st, and that was the open night of what it was a weekend of shopping, music and fashion.
So I decided that Versace for HandM and me will make and appearance to the event. I made my way there around 7:30 PM (8 PM scheduled fashion show) , when I got in into the venue the staff was getting ready , some sweets and a beer were keeping me entretained while I was scanning the room and checking out what people was wearing (like I always do) I was a bit surprised to notice that not everyone was dressed up , I was thinking "the invitation it does say GALA , but I guess for some people that word means something completely different than for me.
The clothes? Zippers in excelsis; suede and leather high-performance clothing; beading, crystals, and appliqué weighting jackets and tops. I loved so many pieces !! And dont even get me started in the dresses (from the Vancouver Art Institute alumns) , sooooo amazing!! I wish I could wear them all.
The goal of this weekend full of events is to showcase local fashion retailers, boutiques and designers that together, make up Vancouver's diverse and unique fashion community. The 3 days event started at The Opening Gala Top 30 Fashion Retailers Local in Vancouver ,following this kickoff event there were 3 days of shopping fashion events around Vancouver, in Gastown, Yaletown, West 4th, South Granville and Main Street.
Here are my favourite looks from the runway.