By Nikolina Djuric
KPU students are pushing the boundaries of fashion.
This week, 28 emerging designers set to graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will watch their diverse collections strut down the runway at B.C.’s biggest student fashion show.
2017 The Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel Inc., features lines that meet market needs, praise the slow fashion movement and incorporate different design techniques exclusively taught at the Wilson School of Design at KPU.
Ruling the runway this year: plus sized swimwear featuring welded seams and laser cutting; gender defying collections including an eye-popping colourful kids’ line; convertible hijabs and saris for millennial travellers; and a modern take on traditional Korean dress.
All 28 fashion and technology KPU graduates will reveal their collections across six shows at the Imperial Vancouver (319 Main Street, Vancouver) on April 5 and 6.
Photos previewing a sampling of the collections are downloadable on Flickr.
For more information, visit kpu.ca/2017fashionshow. Both 7 p.m. shows are sold out. Online ticket sales are closed, but select seating and tickets for the remaining shows are available at the door for $25 cash only.