MARCH 19, 2018, VANCOUVER BC – Sam Stringer isn’t your typical Vancouver fashion designer. At the age of 23, she has already received her degree in Fashion + Technology, launched her custom evening gown business, and shown her first 2 collections at Vancouver Fashion Week and Amazon Tokyo Fashion Week respectively.

This powerhouse designer/photographer has been making waves and working to make her name known in the Vancouver fashion industry since her move  to the city in 2012, leaving her hometown of Victoria BC at the age of 18. Wearing many hats in the local industry, her achievements as an independent custom couture designer set her apart from the technical and active aesthetic of the city.

With the success of her first 2 collections (SS17 Vesuvius and SS18 Embers & Ashes) which have been all over the world, from Tokyo to LA, Stringer is now excited to focus on the launch of her 3rd luxurious collection of handmade black tie gowns.

The details of Stringer’s SS19 collection are still tantalizingly secretive, but it has been announced that the first design from the collection coming to light is being worn by Toronto singer/songwriter Gabriela Geneva to the 2018 Juno Awards on March 24th, 2018.

The entirety of the collection will be hidden for a little while longer, but with murmurs of other artistic collaborations and high profile showcases, Stringer’s SS19 collection is already highly anticipated.


Sam Stringer was born on April 14th, 1994 in Victoria BC, Canada. She grew up in a family of artists; her mother a painter, her father a photographer, and her brother a musician. She moved to Vancouver in 2012 to pursue further education, and received her BA in Fashion Design and Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2016.

Fusing the fashion and photographic worlds, Sam Stringer is known for her work as a couture evening gown designer and editorial fashion photographer. Her pieces combine traditional mastery with modern aesthetic to create elaborate and luxurious evening gowns, which celebrate local talent in a fusion of art and fashion. Her photographic work is edgy and sincere, fueled by the creative people in her community, and has been featured in over a dozen print and online publications, including Vogue EU and Elle Mexico.




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