Burnaby designer to star in West Coast Women's Show

Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Burnaby, B.C. – Along with two other Wilson School of Design alumni, Burnaby resident Natasa Nikolov will be taking her beautifully ornate clothing line to the 15th annual West Coast Women’s Show, hosted at the Abbotsford Tradex Oct. 16-18.

Her eastern European-inspired line Folkloric Memories first debuted at The Show: Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) annual runway event featuring the capstone collections of the region’s next generation of designers.

“My collection is inspired by my Eastern European roots, and explores a modern interpretation of old-world influences. The depth of research, business and design skills that I acquired in the four-year fashion design program at KPU really prepared me for the design career of my dreams,” said Nikolov.

Nikolov graduated in 2014 from KPU’s fashion design and technology degree program. Folkloric Memories, her final project, was inspired by her roots – an ancestry itself rooted in fashion.

Born in a small eastern Serbian town, Nikolov inherited her passion for design from her grandmother, who today still works in the fashion industry in Paris. Nikolov first studied fashion design at Mod’Art in Paris before coming to KPU.

It's a multicultural background that is evident in her designs. A revival of traditional craft with modern lines and rich fabrics, Folkloric Memories is a natural fit for the West Coast Women's Show’s fashion show, this year themed “international women.”

Nikolov’s unforgettable designs can be seen on the event’s main stage, sponsored by Guildford Town Centre, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at 6:00 p.m. and Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. 

For more on the KPU Wilson School of Design, visit kpu.ca/design, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Information about the West Coast Women’s Show is available at westcoastwomen.net.

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