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.
NOT DEAD YET by Adam-Lin Bungag:
NOT DEAD YET is a Vancouver-based experimental unisex apparel line designed by Adam-Lin Bungag that aims to deconstruct and divulge the unspoken narratives of finding identity in relation to the constructs of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality.
PROFANITY by Lillzkillz, Lillea Goian:
Lillzkillz, Lillea Goian is a 20-year-old Vancouver, Canada based fashion designer. Her line Profanity is a direct reflection of Lillea’s personal style and ethos. Profanity represents freedom from societies rules, inclusivity and limitless possibilities. She has been featured in Nylon, Vogue USA, Vogue UK, Elle Magazine, and is currently selling on dollskill.com
Launching in 2017, NOZOMI KUWAHARA is a childlike, humanlike, optimistic, and playful designer. For her latest collection, she showed her fun and friendly monster collection at Vancouver Fashion Week. Visit the website to browse of her eclectic collection on the runway.
About her background, she graduated from Parsons New School for Design after she studied at Bunka Fashion College in Japan. After she graduated, she worked as an intern at several places in New York. After she completed and came back to her country in Japan, she decided to launch her label.
KIM TIZIANA ROTTMULLER:
Kim Tiziana Rottmüller has been working on her own line since 2017 while she was still studying and has showcased since then internationally. She graduated recently after a 4-year BA program at Polimoda, Florence Italy in Fashion Design. Its her second time in 2018 at New York Fashion Week. She exhibited her previous collection Bittersweet in the Mood Museum, Italy for which got awarded with the IDA Design Award in Haute Couture Gold, Avant Garde Bronze and the Silver A Design Award. Her design signature lies in provocation through a feminine but also playful way which stress and complete the main idea of the concept that also provocation is beautiful too, as well as the discovery of oneself through her design. She pays a lot of attention that everything is connected in a coherent way, supported with a surrealistic impact.
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. Ley launched her eponymous label in 2017 and immediately gained sponsorship to showcase her avant garde works. In the span of just 12 months, Ley has shown three collections in seven international shows, including New York Fashion Week (FW18) and Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo (SS18), and has been featured five times in British Vogue, Vogue Italia and Vogue China.
XY by Han (Crystal) Zhang:
XY is the first letter of the word Xiyuan, which can be roughly translated as ‘Cherish Predestined Relationship’, a concept that has a lot to do with Buddhism philosophy. ‘Yuan’ can be understood as good karma. In terms of inspiration, most stem from ethnic Chinese cultures with focus on the finer elements in the embroidery works of the ethnic Miao people, fused with Chinese red and contemporary fashion concepts. She transcended the solidarity and constraints of traditional ethnic culture and expanded on the concept of what ethno is internationally. The totems in red in her works represent mythical energy guarding the people living in the mountains. The red totems give life to modern fashion, radiating love and passion for life. They are utterly different and out-of-this-world, a metamorphose of vogue and a lasting classic.
Carlton Jones started turning heads early in his career as a stylist, when he began to transform the image of hard rapper Queen Latifah into the beautiful songstress we know today. Almost two decades later, after serving as a fashion director, style correspondent, image consultant, and wardrobe designer, Carlton has begun to combine his love of style and fashion with the elation received from traveling to some of the most breathtaking destinations imaginable. The genesis of his eponymous resort-inspired collection utilizes his experience dressing body types ranging from Halle Barry and Erykah Badu, to Aretha Franklin and Michelle Obama. Carlton has incorporated his fondness of relaxed fluidity, sensual fabrics, colors and prints with a seasoned ability to forgive and accentuate. Creating this travel inspired collection in New York, resort clothing becomes less of a destination; it's a Feeling!