9/20: Day 5 of VFW S/S 2015 – Grandi’s Atelier & Ocksa

Twice a year, Jamal Abdouraman, owner and found of VFW, manages to find a balance in the fashion presented on the runway - hard and soft, casual and couture, minimalist and excessive - so that when you leave each day you are visually and emotionally fulfilled. On Day #5 the two collections I went to see, Vancouver's Grandi's Atelier and Brazil's Ocksa were indeed polar opposites. Grandi's Atelier is known for couture finery and Ocksa for earth-friendly organic sourcing. 

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09/15 Opening Gala of Vancouver Fashion Week S/S 2015

Game on! Tentology created the new venue for Vancouver Fashion Week literally in the days before the gala launch of the Spring/Summer 2015 event. It was a make it or break moment for owner Jamal Abdourahman and a risk that paid off. Walking up to the giant tented structure made my heart flutter. Visually stunning and so familiar. Must be all the hours invested Project Runway that makes the tent very 'MB Fashion Week' exciting. That and following Vancouverites Dominique Hanke and Joshua D Langston's adventures last week in New York!

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