Vancity Street Week

To share real moments with great people is a blessing in this day and age. The creatives that belong to the Vancouver art world are some of the brightest and most open-minded people I’ve ever aligned with. Vancity Street Week was the true embodiment of a budding culture.

Me and the team headed down to Celebrities Nightclub and got right to it. We spent a lot of time backstage throughout the nights- taking photos and engaging with the creatives in their rawest form. Hair and make-up being patted and pulled, models running back and forth, and designers coordinating their sets, is always an empowering experience.

The Shugarboy brand kicked off the event, showing off a multicolored array of urban style. Shugarboy is known for a hardcore aesthetic, but I would define it more so as elegant graffiti. There’s a certain level of anarchy to the clothes that carry both an abrasive message and a careful touch.

I personally was excited to see Austin Ottone live in action. We featured him in an VSW exclusive a week before the show, and to actually see the complexity of the pieces kill across the stage was epic. From hand-crafted denim jackets, to one piece snow suits and ponchos, AO’s whole set was phenomenal.

If there’s one thing we can say about Jason Siu is his originality is an extension of his true essence. For anyone who knows him will tell you he’s one of the best in the business. His collection was full of gentle imagery and dark tones, all the way up until the ball gown entered the room...