B.C.'s biggest student fashion show hits the runway in Richmond this Thursday

Tue, Apr 7, 2015

Richmond, B.C. – From couture to commuter wear for cyclists; burlesque costumes to gender-neutral kidswear: this year’s lines at the 2015 Fashion Show are set to impress and inspire.

On April 9, 39 unique capstone collections will walk down the runway in British Columbia’s biggest student fashion show. The annual industry event is the culmination of four years of rigorous, studio-based design training at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Wilson School of Design.

The 2015 Fashion Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel, will feature collections for men, women and children. Traditional Far East-inspired casual attire, plus-size corporate clothing, androgynous fashion and organic kidswear are just a few of the distinctive collections that will be featured.

There are collections for all phases of life – maternity, youth, the golden years – plus stunning outfits that repurpose vintage clothing, incorporate slow fashion and are created by-hand with locally-sourced sustainable materials.

The featured designers study in Richmond, but are from throughout the province, including: Aldergrove, Burnaby, Langley, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, South Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria, West Vancouver, White Rock.

Tickets for the 2015 Fashion Show start at $18 and are on sale now. More information is available at: kpu.ca/2015fashionshow.

Follow the team of 39 designers on  Instagram as they fix, fashion and finish their final projects.

More information about Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fashion and design programs can be found here. Contact Hayley Woodin for photos and details about the designers and collections.

WHERE: River Rock Casino, 8811 River Road, Richmond
WHEN: Two shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
MEDIA PASSES: Please contact Hayley Woodin for media passes to the 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. shows. 
MEDIA-ONLY ACCESS: Designers will be available for interviews and photos for one hour before each show, at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 124 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at www.kpu.ca.

Media contact:
Hayley Woodin
Media Specialist
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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