GLOBAL FASHION COLLECTIVE

About Global Fashion Collective (GFC): Global Fashion Collective is a platform supporting creative designers from all around the world. The collective produces runway showcases in different fashion capitals with the aim to accelerate the designer’s global development, increase their international media visibility, and open new markets. By presenting its designers in front of international media and buyers globally, Global Fashion Collective is an expansion of Vancouver Fashion Week.

ERXI X MRHUA MRSHUA: NiuNiu Chou, of ERXI X MRHUA MRSHUA, uses Pop Art as an approach to cross borders with fashion. He creates with digital printing and embroidery to showcase the beauty of the East. He focuses on emotions, the five senses, and strives to create trends with his avant-garde fashion. Based in China, NiuNiu Chou has showcased his clever collections at Arab Fashion Week, Tokyo Fashion week, Vancouver Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week. He combines art and fashion to create innovative collections such as his latest works ‘Green Fairy Tales’, and ‘Retro Sentinel’.

FAUN by Marisa P. Clark: FAUN Studio was created in early 2018 by Canadian fashion designer, Marisa P. Clark. This up-and-coming contemporary womenswear line is known for its whimsical and feminine pieces; timeless and charming, yet playful and bold! Seen on the runways in Vancouver, LA and Paris Fashion Weeks, this is her first debut at New York Fashion Week. This collection will showcase new pieces from FAUN’s Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 ready-to-wear capsule. From personal loss, Marisa channeled her grief into her creativity; moving into fashion and launching her own line. Marisa believes in building personal relationships between everyone she works with from the fabric suppliers and production team to the boutiques across Canada that carry her collections.

M.E.: M.E embodies that which is uniquely female and offers a luxurious perspective on self-expression. M.E is a designer womenswear collection created by Michelle Elizabeth.

Michelle Elizabeth Lee is from the gulf islands of British Columbia, Canada. She leads a life focussed on the process of creation and self-expression. Graduating from the Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion, and teaching at Blanche Macdonald centre for Applied Design lead to the creation of the boutique sample house Kloth. Mentoring under a master pattern maker and working with greatly skilled individuals has enhanced her ability to render concepts into reality. With a focused attention on personal desires, designing and creating…this evolution has produced M.E.

Kirsten Ley: Kirsten Ley is an award-winning Canadian couture designer who has recently launched a prêt-à-porter line. Using intuitive and sculptural techniques, she creates visceral one-of-a-kind  works of art, juxtaposing structurally bound garments with the softness and translucence of fervent, flowing silks. Gifted with both a technician’s hand for tailoring and the unhindered inventiveness of her artistic expression, Ley’s signature aesthetic is laden with fabric manipulation as she playfully challenges her viewers' perception. She moulds thick leather by hand to imitate the lightness of organza rippling down the runway, and manipulates chiffon with couture-style hand sewing to mimic the hardness of organic structural curves. Her empowering garments balance strong lines and hard tailoring with soft femininity, immense attention to detail, and free flowing creativity of reckless abandon. Kirsten Ley is rapidly making her mark as an innovative, experimental, and tactile designer on the world of fashion.

Queenie Zoe by Bomin KimThe featured brand is a collaboration between Queenie Zoe (The lady's costume brand of DESHENG, a fashion company in Shenzhen, China) and Korean fashion designer Bomin Kim. Queenie Zoe by Bomin Kim will show you the most gorgeous looks and careful craftsmanship with the re-creation of the Haute-couture spirit. With a love for all the beauty in the world like beautiful houses, goods, and people, Bomin Kim believes that all the beauty of fashion can be achieved through the happiness of the wearer. In her pursuit of eternal values, she has run her poetic and romantic label "CANEZOU" for over 15 years and is now creative director for various brands, Queenie Zoe for instance in Korea and China, at present.

HIGHTLI: Based in China’s historic city of Xi’an, HIGHTLI is a post-modern and new vintage fashion brand established in 2013. Tong Li, the chief designer and founder of the brand has previously fused various European art forms, such as Rococo, into the design of staff uniforms for Xi’an’s modern theatre and music hall, and collaborated with Mercedes Benz as well as participated at Shanghai Fashion Week. Educated at London Central Saint Martins, Northumbria University, and Tsinghua University, Tong Li is endowed with multicultural perspectives, a poetic mindset, as well as the ability to roam through the timeline of history.

 

February 2018

 
 
 
 

September 2017