Vancouver Fashion Week kicked off last night with a gala at Birks jewelry with the help of Mayor Sam Sullivan, who attended to declare that November 4-9 marked Vancouver Fashion Week. He was joined by David Lee (honorary VFW chair and former city councillor), Jamal Abdourahman (VFW chair and producer), Grace Zhong (editor of China Ceci Magazine), and Virgina Leeming to cut the ceremonious red ribbon.
Previews of selected designs by Parasuco, Ecko, Adhesif and Ultra were introduced by Tara Parker Tait of VitaminV.ca and Steven Schelling of the WestEnder for a mini-fashion show. Afterwards, guests enjoyed champagne and media mingled with the designers.
Tonight we’ll see designs from Cheri Milaney, Papillon and Hirad come down the runway.
All photos by Kris Krug