Langley, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) fashion student Kaitlyn Schreiner will be one of 36 emerging designers showcasing their collections in B.C.’s biggest student fashion show, happening next week in downtown Vancouver.
The Langley resident, who graduated from Walnut Grove Secondary in 2012, will unveil her line Hetki / a moment over five sold-out shows at the Imperial Vancouver on April 6 and 7.
“I’m very excited to reach this point in my career as a design student. This is something I have been working towards since starting high school sewing classes,” said Schreiner.
“It’s very rewarding to go through this four-year program, and to see months and months of hard work, knowledge, creativity and skills produce a finished collection. I’m very proud of the work I will be presenting in my very first fashion show – it showcases years of dedication and passion.”
After graduation, Schreiner has a long list of things she hopes to accomplish, including taking her contemporary line of womenswear to market.
Schreiner developed her collection as part of her final project before graduating from KPU’s four-year fashion design and technology program this May. The program provides students with a rigorous studio-based design education. The final capstone project involves extensive market and design research, and requires students to create garments that meet a perceived market need.
“The inspiration for my final collection came from my experience in Helsinki. The Nordic and Scandinavian countries fascinate me. They are so beautiful, peaceful and slow-paced, and an overall quality of lifestyle is appreciated and valued. I felt these attributes should be considered in the fashion industry,” said Schreiner.
“The concept of the collection is to blur the lines between seasonal trends and to create designs that put an emphasis on quality, longevity, timelessness and uniqueness.”
About 2016 The Show:
Presented by Tamoda Apparel Inc., 2016 The Show will showcase 36 emerging designers and their collections.
The industry-grade event will take place April 6 and 7 at the Imperial Vancouver. On display will be lines for men, women and children; from eco-conscious evening wear to genderless, season-less clothing. Over five sold-out shows, everything from technical apparel to loungewear to lingerie will walk the runway at B.C.’s biggest student fashion show.
Tickets have sold out. Footage and photos from the show will be available at kpu.ca/2016fashionshow.
More information about the fashion and design programs offered at KPU's Wilson School of Design can be found here.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at kpu.ca.
An illustration of Hetki / a moment can be found on Flickr.
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