Last week the Blanche Macdonald's Annual Grad Fashion Show, Wandering Stars was held at the lovely St. Andrew's Wesley Church in downtown, Vancouver. We're honoured to show a few pictures from this years' show which as you'll see, a heap of talent hails. We're sure we'll see more from these creative students! Check out a few below!
Photos Peter Jensen.
Above and (two images below). We loved the work from Maegan Lyons where she used interesting texture inspiration (reminded us of cracked paint) and of course the beautiful scalloped outfit below.
Born in Tibet, Tiya came to Vancouver to study fashion at Blanche Macdonald. Oddly off-put by both bugs and mushrooms as a child, these organic elements inspired her collection, as did the inherent human qualities of light and dark.
Shin Yi Chi
Originally from Taiwan, Shin Yi came to Vancouver to study fashion. Her collection is a nod towards futurism and incorporates technical fabrics of neoprene and leather. She wants to create fashion that has structural layering and slick edges.
A former fashion model, it's no surprise that Liis has deftly transitioned into fashion design. In between, she studied at the University of Kentucky under a full scholarship thanks to her skills as a tennis athlete. A lover of fitness, Liis has been working with Lululemon as a design room assistant while attending Blanche Macdonald. Her designs are inspired by tennis athletes from the 20's and 30's.
Originally from Hong Kong, Joanna was inspired by a trip to Japan last year where she absorbed the history and texture of the kimono. Her "Oxidized Obi" collection fuses the traditional Japanese kimono with elements of "rustiness", or a sense of perfection in imperfection.
A Korean Canadian who studied economics before moving into fashion design, Jessica's collection is inspired by packaging materials, ribbon ties, and plastics, transforming fashion into bold architectural constructions with contrasting delicate details.
Dasha arrived in Vancouver from her native Russia in 2009. Her first Canadian collection was inspired by her favourite flower, the peony, and a contrast between soft and crisp textures.