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Western Canada Fashion Week - Collections

Posted on April 1, 2016 at 2:39 PM
IMAGE: Donns Lynn Photography; Designer: Mark Abenir (Averynthe)

Western Canada Fashion Week - Collections

Edmonton, AB
March 29, 2016


Trippy Hippy – Brooks, AB
Madame Nadine Jewelry – Cold Lake, AB
Pari Chehrehsa – Calgary, AB
Averynthe – Calgary, AB

Back at the ATB Financial Arts Barn in Edmonton's Old Strathcona for another night of fashion, fun and whimsy.

Trippy Hippy Clothing - Brooks, AB/ London, UK

Tuesday night's show opened with an explosion of colour courtesy of Victoria Patterson's funky, off-the-wall knitwear.   Skirts and dresses covered with knitted pizza slices, rainbows and eyeballs may not have been a collection to  suit everyone's liking, but call me crazy, there was just a special something about those bulbous sweaters. 

IMAGE: Grex Photographic Visuals; Designer: Madame Nadine JewelryUnusual.  Bold.  Eye-catching.


Madame Nadine Jewelry - Cold Lake, AB

Jewelry lines can be hard to judge as they whiz by you on the runway; however, Madame Nadine Jewelry had more to offer than your basic bracelets and necklaces.  The pieces shown at Tuesday's event included hair accessories, beaded belts and full body pieces.  A brilliant way to add a little shimmer and shine to your outfit.     

Pari Chehrehsa - Calgary, AB 

This collection of hand-painted silk scarves was a treat.  As someone who owns about 50 scarves I may be a little biased; however, I don't think you need to be a scarf lover to recognize and appreciate the talent required to create such beauty.  Intricate portraits and scenes from nature piqued curiosity about the tale each one had to share as they danced down the runway.  

Averynthe - Calgary, AB
Averynthe's new collection 'Epithymeo' took to the runway with the fierce confidence we've come to expect from designer Mark Abenir and his team.  Draped in flowing solids, geometrics and sheers finished with gold hardware the models owned each step and nailed every pose to show the full radiance of the collection.

Amélie Loisy-Moutault - France

IMAGE: (Top Left) Nicole Ziegler (Madame Nadine); (Top Right) Grex Photographic Visuals (Amelie); (Bottom Left) Ian MacDonald (Pari Chehrehsa); (Bottom Middle) Kelly Rosborough (Trippy Hippy); (Bottom Right) Ian MacDonald (Averynthe)With her second showing in two days, Amélie Loisy-Moutault's 'Jeanne' collection featured full-length dresses and high-waisted trousers, all with clean lines and simple silhouettes.  A mostly monochromatic colour scheme of whites, greys and blacks was accented by the occasional splash of red detail. 

IMAGE: Ian MacDonald; Designer: Pari Chehrehsa

Thank-you to the awesome WCFW photographers.  Check out some of the other amazing shots taken from the event at Flickr.

IMAGES: Lindsay Thompson (Trippy Hippy); Donna Lynn Photography (Averynthe); Lindsay Thompson (Trippy Hippy); Donna Lynn Photography (Amelie L-M)

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Reply Tonya Hamlin
6:58 PM on April 1, 2016 
You captured the night very well!
Reply Lesley-Anne Morley
2:51 AM on April 2, 2016 
Thanks Tonya. We love when Fashion Week rolls through town. We have one more post coming from the last night of the event.
Reply bestessay
8:08 AM on December 18, 2017 
Western canada fashion the great collections as well for the explosion of colour courtesy of victoria patterson the more and great successful time. Thanks to this omd4makeup blog for more on dresses covered with knitted pizza slices and more bulbous sweaters.