This is an eyewitness report from the NowPublic member Terri Potratz who was on the scene.
Vancouver Fashion Week: Cheri Milaney SS09
Cheri Milaney kicked off Vancouver Fashion Week on Thursday evening with light and patterned pieces for Spring 2009, but first let’s talk about the venue. It was held across the street from VFW’s former venue The Chapel, in a woodshop warehouse redecorated with a recycled wood runway and wood benches situated atop cement cinder blocks. It’s slightly chilly as the warehouse is unheated, dusty, and there are supplies piled in every corner…but despite the riff-raffness of it all it kind of feels like a guerilla fashion show.
Milaney earned applause for this ensemble, crafted out of Italian fabric. Milaney has been in business for 10 years, importing Italian fabrics for all of the garments and constructing the designs in both Canada and Italy. Personally I would do without the bolero/jacket here, but the skirt is a keeper. Nice subtle colour for Spring:
I quite like this trench, though it appeared it could use a bit more structure around the bodice and under the armpits. Couldn’t tell if misplaced darts were the culprit, but despite the sloppy silhouette it still grabbed my attention: