Designs of Port Moody Secondary grad to walk B.C.'s biggest student runway

Fri, Apr 1, 2016

Coquitlam, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) fashion student Sara Lowe will be one of 36 emerging designers showcasing their collections in the Wilson School of Design’s 2016 The Show.

The Coquitlam-born graduate of Port Moody Secondary will unveil her line of fashionable outdoor menswear over five sold-out shows at B.C.’s biggest student fashion show April 6 and 7 at the Imperial Vancouver.

“It will be great to see all the hard work I’ve done come down the runway. It has been such a great experience these past four years to get to where I am now. It will be amazing to see it all come together,” said Lowe

Lowe’s line Surface includes technical outerwear fit for the elements, but stylish enough for the city; suitable for both hikes up to Crystal Falls and drinks afterward at a local bar.

The clothes feature venting, reflective patches and articulation to give the wearer comfort throughout the day. Sleek designs and lots of pockets also help the wearer transition from activity to activity.

Lowe developed the line 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, requiring students to create garments that meet a perceived market need.

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

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    

An illustration of Sara Lowe's line is available on Flickr.

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