KPU alumna Ashley Morin gets intimate at Vancouver Fashion Week

Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Vancouver, B.C. Hang on to your knickers, a retro line of lingerie is hitting the runway.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) design graduate Ashley Morin is taking her thesis to the runway March 22 as part of Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW). Her lingerie line for large busted women, Ginger & Flora Intimates, was first conceived and developed while she was a student at the Wilson School of Design.

Since graduation, Ginger & Flora Intimates has taken off and Morin is eagerly anticipating the unveiling of her latest addition to the collection, Heirloom, at VFW.

“Each stitch and seam has a purpose to create silhouettes that complement and enhance the body,” said Morin. “KPU taught me to focus on exceptional fit and comfort when constructing garments, the combination of function and fashion is essential." 

Designed exclusively for sizes 28DD-34GG, Heirloom is delicately crafted with hand embroidered details contrasted against digitally printed textiles on silhouettes reminiscent of the early 20th century.

“We are thrilled to support Ashley in this acclaimed event and for further growth and development with her collection,” said Andhra Goundrey, KPU fashion design faculty. “Ashley is an exceptional representative of the Wilson School of Design as she excelled not only in all aspects of her studies, but also as a peer mentor and supporter of our program and the community.”

Morin is currently working in the lingerie design industry while continuing to research and develop Ginger & Flora Intimates. To learn more about her designs, visit or follow her on Instagram @ginger_and_flora_intimates.

Morin’s collection Heirloom will grace the runway during Vancouver Fashion Week March 20-26 at the David Lam Hall in downtown Vancouver. For more information and schedule of events, visit

Photos of Ashley Morin and her collection are available on Flickr.

About the Wilson School of Design
The Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a leader in design education, playing a significant role in shaping the design leaders of tomorrow. Located on Canada’s spectacular West Coast, the Wilson School of Design offers seven unique programs through certificate, diploma, bachelor’s degree, and post-baccalaureate qualifications. With its purposefully small class sizes, hands-on learning approaches, faculty expertise, direct connection with industry and advanced technological resources, the School of Design instills a deep understanding of design thinking and the design process. For more information about the Wilson School of Design, please visit

About Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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

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