Richmond Runway: B.C.’s biggest student fashion show April 19 & 20

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

KPU students are pushing the boundaries of fashion.

This week, 32 emerging designers set to graduate from the Wilson School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) will watch their diverse collections strut down the runway at B.C.’s biggest student fashion show.

2018 The Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel Inc., will display collections for various ages and genders: showcasing designs that push social boundaries and stereotypes, articulate diversity in identity, and emphasize intent and function in apparel. 

A few of the standout lines for this year included: technical rainwear apparel for men commuting to work; a transgender lingerie line; tailored suits, steampunk and historical costuming collections; and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-inspired line for elementary school-aged girls.

Highlighting the work of fashion design and technology students who have come to KPU from across the province and beyond, this year’s runway event will take place at the new Wilson School of Design building. The beautiful and innovative $36-million building houses a range of KPU design programs including the four-year fashion design and technology degree program. 

For more information including a full student media kit, and to purchase tickets, visit

Photos previewing a sample of the collections is available on Flickr.

Media contact:
Tatiana Tomljanovic
Media Specialist, KPU
t: 604.599.2883
c: 604.364.1288

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