NEWS FLASH: Designer Spotlight blog and the 2015 Fashion Show

Wed, Feb 25, 2015

Richmond, B.C. - The countdown to B.C.'s biggest student fashion show has begun, and all eyes are on the stars behind the curtains.

In six weeks, 39 emerging designers will showcase their capstone collections at the 2015 Fashion Show - a premiere fashion industry event presented by Tamoda Apparel at Richmond's River Rock Casino.

Today, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) fashion marketing students launched the Georgia Straight's Designer Spotlight blog, which will showcase the university's graduating fashion design and technology students as they prepare their lines for the runway. Wednesday through Sunday, check in for photos, designer Q&As and a sneak-peek of what to expect April 9. 

While the show has grown into a must-see university event and a night (or afternoon) to remember, it's also a celebration of four years of hard work, dedication and rigorous design education. 

Watch The Vancouver Sun as it follows the creation of three collections to be featured at the 2015 Fashion Show. The series began with behind-the-scenes coverage of the Wilson School of Design's PRE-SHOW. Hear the latest from designers Karley Scovell, Lisa Siperko and Bianca Hartle on their lines Fox Du Nuit, Siperko and Vita Bici here.

Tickets for the 2015 Fashion Show start at $18 and are on sale now. For more information, visit:, or follow the team of 39 designers on Twitter and Instagram as they fix, fashion and finish their final projects.

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