1. George Styler: Ethnology fashions at VFW

    The George Styler designer show at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 was all about freedom through fashion design, a study in world ethnology styles.

    Photos: Simon Lau

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  2. Artistic spring fashions of Jessie Liu at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 15. Photo: Simon Lau
    Artistic spring fashions of Jessie Liu at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 15. Photo: Simon Lau
    Artistic spring fashions of Jessie Liu at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 15. Photo: Simon Lau
    Artistic spring fashions of Jessie Liu at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 15. Photo: Simon Lau

    Artistic spring fashions of Jessie Liu

    Designer Jessie Liu with her imaginative bright colors and unique patterns made for an artistic spring summer 2015 runway show under the tents at Vancouver Fashion Week.

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  3. Short cream gold silk/satin dress adorned with subtle decorative embroidering – Photo: Simon Lau
    Maxi lace dress adorned with flowers. An embroidered band with red cotton thread is added to emphasize any women’s beautiful form and shape with a colorful embroidered jacket – Photo: Simon Lau
    Cream gold silk/satin crop top paired with a black crepe skirt embellished with red and gold Palestinian embroidery – Photo: Simon Lau
    Lace bandeau and fitted pants with hand stitched flowers and crystals. Topped off with a crepe jacket adorned in cotton thread Palestinian embroidery – Photo: Simon Lau
    Iman Nakhala on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week – Photo: Simon Lau

    Cultured sophistication of Iman Nakhaha

    Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Montreal, Iman Nakhala spring summer 2015 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week brought us cultured sophistication with a relaxed silhouette.

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  4. Natural silk dress eco-dyed with Eucalyptus leafs by Green Embassy – Photo: Simon Lau
    Long natural silk dress with white sculpture flowers by Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy – Photo: Simon Lau
    Merino / Alpaca long dress artwork dress, hand-made and embroidered with glass beads by Green Embassy – Photo: Simon Lau
    Certified organic cotton dress with floating stones – Photo: Simon Lau
    Green Embassy at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015 – Photo: Simon Lau

    Green Embassy captivates with couture fashions

    Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy has always called herself “an artist that makes clothes.” Upon viewing her latest men’s and women’s S/S 15 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week a few days ago, she is going to have to get comfortable to being referred to as a couture fashion designer.

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  5. Short cream gold silk/satin dress adorned with subtle decorative embroidering – Photo: Simon Lau
    Maxi lace dress adorned with flowers. An embroidered band with red cotton thread is added to emphasize any women’s beautiful form and shape with a colorful embroidered jacket – Photo: Simon Lau
    Cream gold silk/satin crop top paired with a black crepe skirt embellished with red and gold Palestinian embroidery – Photo: Simon Lau
    Lace bandeau and fitted pants with hand stitched flowers and crystals. Topped off with a crepe jacket adorned in cotton thread Palestinian embroidery – Photo: Simon Lau
    Iman Nakhala on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week – Photo: Simon Lau

    Cultured sophistication by Iman Nakhala

    Born in Saudi Arabia and raised in Montreal, Iman Nakhala spring summer 2015 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week brought us cultured sophistication with a relaxed silhouette.

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  6. Red Taffeta crop kimono style jacket, pleated mini skirt with exposed zipper, gold chain belt with fox tail tips by Evan Clayton – Photo: Simon Lau
    Black turtleneck crop shirt, white cotton pleats wrap skirt, silver chain scarf with red fox tail tips – Photo: Simon Lau
    Evan Clayton’s neoprene mini dress with hand painted “Jane” by Kat Thorsen, silver chain scarf with silver fox tips – Photo: Simon Lau
    Yellow leather dress with white denim and khaki cotton accents, gold chain belt with red fox tail tips – Photo: Simon Lau
    Red taffeta kimono style coat with red fringe bandage dress by Evan Clayton – Photo: Simon Lau

    Oversexed minimalist style of Evan Clayton

    All eyes were focused on designer Evan Clayton last Tuesday evening at Vancouver Fashion Week, who’s influence has been the oversexed world of excess and glamour from the early 2000’s. A collection that took us back to the era of film maker Quentin Tarantino productions such as Kill Bill 1 & 2 and Deathproof.

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  7. Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala - Photo: Simon Lau
    Opening Gala at Vancouver Fashion Week SS15 – Photo: Simon Lau
    Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala at Queen Elizabeth Plaza – Photo: Simon Lau.

    Vancouver Fashion Week has a new look

    Under the magnificent white tents at Queen Elizabeth Plaza, Vancouver Fashion Week Opening Gala last evening attracted thousands of stylist fashion fans and industry representatives such as myself for a preview of Spring Summer 2015.

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  8. Fashion forward from Boss store at Oakridge Centre - Photo: Winston Wong
    Casual elegance from Boy's Co. at Oakridge Centre - Photo: Winston Wong
    Seasonal Silhouettes by Harry Rosen at Oakridge Centre - Photo: Winston Wong

    Menswear impresses at Luxury & Supercar Weekend

    For fashionistas, luxury supercars may pair up nicely with a spiffy ensemble; but even a Lambo X2 or Continental GT Bentley convertible take a backseat when it comes to the fashion. And there was plenty of fashion and style on hand for the annual Luxury and Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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  9. Print coat, fur scarf and pants from Weekend by MaxMara – Photo: Jose Santos
    Black top with plaid pencil skirt from the Boss Store – Photo: Winston Wong
    Textured coat with metallic pants and khaki hang bag from BluBird – Photo: Winston Wong
    Burgundy sheath, oversize coat and scarf available at Judith & Charles – Photo: Simon Lau
    Blue and black sheath and coat from MaxMara – Photo: Winston Wong

    Fall silhouettes you’ll want to have now

    It’s all about exquisite patterns and texture for fall and I saw those fabulous looks at the Oakridge Centre Fashion shows last Saturday at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend.

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  10. Blue quilted coat with Navy overcoat by MaxMara available at Oakridge Centre – Photo: Winston Wong
    Quilted Moncler skirt, Missoni turtle-neck, fur hat and handbag all from BluBird at Oakridge Centre – Photo: Winston Wong
    White quilted top, scarf and dress by Boss Store – Photo: Simon Lau
    Sweat pants with leather vest from Judith & Charles – Photo: Simon Lau
    Bomber jacket, tunic, pants, scarf and bag by DKNY – Photo: Winston Wong

    More sportswear influences for fall

    It’s all about the ‘wow factor’ with sportswear this fall at the Oakridge Centre Fashion Pavilion opening show during the Luxury & Supercar Weekend held at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

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  11. When fast is not fast enough

    Visit the Luxury & Supercar Weekend at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Sep 6 & 7 for three daily designer fall fashion shows presented by Oakridge Centre.

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  12. Fall fashions at Luxury & Supercar Weekend

    My favorite luxury event in Vancouver is the exclusive Luxury & Supercar Weekend held at the VanDusen Botanical Garden on September 6 & 7 showcasing the best in automotive, fashion, art, design, wine and spirits, making it the social garden party event of the year.

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  13. Ralph Lauren soothing gray is the new black with his fall 2014 collection – stylecaster.com.
    Monochrome gray is the look for Ralph Lauren Fall 2014 collection – harpersbazaar.com.
    Crafted from hammered metallic sequins, Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 – style.com.
    Michael Kors bohemian look for fall 2014 – michaelkors.com.

    Gray is the new black

    I first reported in fall 2013 my quest for a lambskin gray jacket to bring a modern style to my wardrobe. Today, gray is the new black as it has gained huge popularity with men and women fashions and as we approach our twenty-ten midpoint, gray has become the color of the decade.

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  14. Chloe Trujillo adds French flair to rock & roll

    What happens when French fashion designer Chloe Trujillo takes on the influences of rock and roll, you have an exquisite collection of fine French silk scarves with strong metaphors such as human skulls and mystic imagery.

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  15. Cuadra available at Xixo Apparel – xixoapparel.com.
    Cowboy boots made from exotic materials by Cuadra.
    Fine crafted men’s footwear made from fine leathers such as deer skin.
    Xixo Apparel where you will find handcrafted leather footwear, jackets, handbags and accessories.

    In search of affordable luxury: Xixo Apparel

    When searching for true value in the world of luxury leather shoes and accessories, you need not look further than Xixo Apparel in downtown Vancouver, distributor of the Cuadra brand of quality handmade Mexican leather goods.

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