BC Fashion Week Announces Designer Lineup for Spring/Summer 2006

BC Fashion Week today released the lineup for their upcoming Spring/Summer 2006 Fashion Week, scheduled to be held at the Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island from September 28th to October 2nd.

(PRWEB) August 30, 2005 -- “We are pleased that for Spring/Summer 2006 we have over 70% of the designers originating from BC, and 85% coming from Western Canada,” declared Debra Walker, Executive Director, BC Fashion Week. “I am very excited about our upcoming shows. Amazing talent, designs and people.”

Participating designers will include JC Studio, Stylecode, Azadeh Gorbani, Genevieve Graham by Obakki, Dave Wallace by Obakki, Christina Culver, Apartment, Ephoe, Ono Donahue, Wanny Tang, Picnic, Jason Matlo, Gini Woods, Chad Enns, Chloe Angus, Mala Kuja and Denis Gagnon.

“The diversity of the talent presenting will make for very interesting viewing opportunities for participating buyers, media and industry representatives” stated Executive Creative Director Vladimir Markovich. Working with prominent industry sponsors such as Promostyl – Paris and Duocom, the 2nd season of BC Fashion Week will be strongly poised to build on the phenomenal success of the week held this past April, continuing to raise the bar within the fashion industry.

The end of September this year will herald a week of fashion for Vancouver and the lower mainland with events being held around the city, including the first time that BC Fashion Week has included a second venue into their schedule.

On Tuesday, September 27th, the Dynamics of Design seminar series will be offered at the Scotiabank Dance Centre. Through this unique opportunity and delivery, industry heavy hitters and leading edge professionals will reveal insights about: Promostyl trend forecasting Spring/Summer 2007(for fashion including sports and urban-wear); marketing to special needs target markets; utilizing alternate delivery channels in an e-marketing strategy; the critical need of building brand identity and the “ins and outs” of developing your export ready strategy. Of special interest will be a roundtable, moderated discussion, including a live report from the Organic Exchange in Turkey, on sustainable textile alternatives, such as hemp, bamboo, ramie, organic cotton, and natural dyes.

“Overall this series will be focused on skill development and trend direction, experienced in a unique and enlightening way” continued Walker. Further information regarding the details of this event and tickets are available through www.ticketstonight.ca.

About British Columbia Fashion Week

BC Fashion Week (BCFW) is a high profile event aimed at establishing Vancouver as an emerging fashion centre and a true partner in the global fashion world, along with centres such as Milan, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Hong Kong and Sydney. As a major international event, BC Fashion Week attracts people from around the world to celebrate innovative Canadian talent, bringing together individuals and organizations that play vital roles in the fashion industry.

BCFW showcases some of Canada’s top and emerging designers and bring some of the world’s most influential retailers and media to Vancouver’s shores. Through the support of sponsors and media outlets such as Graphic Minds, Duocom, Promostyl, Ecstatic Designs, Urban Visuals, Granville Island Hotel, Ferrari/Maserati, Holt Renfrew, Performance Works Theatre, Moods Hair Salon, Ego Salons, Aveda, AG Hair, Fashion Watch, Gravity Pope Shoes, Dominos Pizza, Digitopolis Media Corporation,Lanyards, Western Economic Diversification, the Spirit of Vancouver/ Vancouver Board of Trade, Ultra X-Press Printers, Westender, Beat 94.5, and Industry Canada.

For further information, please contact Media Relations at +1.604.688.8741.

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