The FAM Favorites From Fashion Week

For my 7th season as a Media Partner for Vancouver Fashion Week, I was excited to see the new budding talent of a forever growing industry. Accompanied by my good friend and colleague Chau Le of CLE Management, the entire display of creative arts was another great experience within the land of Vancity. While each brand deserves a kudos for conjuring up the strength, preparation, and devotion it takes to display their designs on the runway, I have compiled a list of 14 designers that captured my eye aesthetically, artistically, and with wearability.

#14 "Yonfa"

Designed by Kim Yonghwa from Japan, the brand known as “Yonfa” is a great compilation of contemporary style. To cultivate a simple form into the core of a design process is not as easy of a task as it seems. Yonfa has tackled that niche with an innate styling ability, and includes a variety of pieces that add value to a woman’s current wardrobe.

#13 "Future Perfect"

Designer Lisa Mcanulty of Future Perfect incorporates an elaborate combination of New York and Los Angeles influence into her designs. While utilizing prints of her logo in some of her designs, Future Perfect is put together with a great layering technique that allows each individual piece to play its rightful role. Semi-transparent mesh was key in providing an attractive balance to the more opaque textures of the clothing, and allowed the style of the pieces to shine by their own merit.

#12 ization studio

Ization Studio created by Designer Amy Herndon is an experimental line with urban incentives. All Black Everything was the premise of this 2019 collection. Every piece was loose fitting and embodied a true casual perspective that stood out amongst an array of topnotch designs. Ization’s garments were timeless in their appearance and keen with their own form of creativity.

#11 "Authentique"

Designed by Nada Marzouk, Authentique dabbled with pristine cuts and interesting color palettes. The dresses and jackets carried an astounding professional feel but granted a certain level of sexy within every look. The risque-length pieces were both wearable and decadent but doesn't force itself into your closet. Every piece is completely under your control and is flexible pertaining to your own personal style.

#10 "Ocean Taylor"

The self-titled brand known as Ocean Taylor has propelled itself to the forefront of Fashion Week wearability. There was an eclectic range between daring and simplicity that made the clothing an excellent choice for those of the same nature. The Ocean Taylor collection was a stylish warmth of mixed fabrics, giving it the perfect juxtaposition for the fashion forward individual.