Western Canada Fashion Week
March 25, 2016
Friday Night's Line Up
Zapato Sanchez – Men’s shoes [Clothing by Derks Menswear]
Designer's Den by Esha – Calgary / India
Aman Couture – Edmonton / India
Nazila Couture – Edmonton/Phoenix/ India
Hulos by The Huy Hai Long – Vietnam
Here we are again ready to tell you about the local and international fashion that has come back to Edmonton in season 23 for Western Canada Fashion Week (WCFW).
Joined by Kazper Harley, a male model who walked the runway at last year's event, I was treated to an evening of colour, style and culture.
Aman Couture - Edmonton, AB/ India
The show started with a beautiful East Indian dancer who made her way down the catwalk in a two-toned blue pants and top with a flowy dress over top and rose gold embellishments with music that took you away to the homeland.
Their makeup was a smokey eye with a nude lip, a perfect combination for this showcase. This line was an elegant mix of traditional attire with a modern twist. There were many beautiful bright colours with exquisite detail. The male outfits had a strong noble feel as they walked to the end of the runway. My favourite dress was a cream coloured outfit with long steamed, closed orange roses with orange trim and matching sleeveless rose top. The open back and the movement of the gown was flawless.
I loved this entire collection.
Zapato Sanchez - Men's Shoewear
Who doesn't love shoes especially a classy men's shoe with fine craftsmanship and attention to great detail? I truly loved the fact that this amazing line was breaking rules, but kept style and class paired with pops of colour, pattern and texture.
Each shoe told a story of adventure and whimsy. Kazper's pick was a black leather and multi-coloured combination: "They were different and fun like nothing I've seen before and well made too." Perfect shoes for stepping out of the box for any true gentleman.
Designer's Den by Esha - Calgary/ India
Long flowing hair paired with soft and elegant makeup on the eyes and pale pink on the lips was a simple, yet sophisticated look. Dreamy East Indian music took us to a far off place where clean lines, beautiful fabrics and more colours than can be found in the rainbow lived.
Unfortunately the designer was not able to make it to Canada in order to be there with us, but fortunately their amazing collection hit the runway without a hitch.
It was, by far, my favourite collection of the night with bright colours, patterns, pictures and textures to treat the eye. Each piece had its own story embedded in jewels and pictures. Long and short fitted dresses hugged each model as the amazing art work walked the runway.
Two oversized coats were presented in this collection and I'm a fan of the big comfy fashion oversized coat. That's all I have to say about that. I loved a black jacket with patterns across the shoulder and front side which was very different.
Nazalia Couture - Edmonton, AB/ Phoenix, AZ/ India
Pants and tunics of sheer fabrics and shimmering tones with gorgeous saris and crop tops were a fine way to finish the evening. The makeup was a soft smokey eye with winged liner, nude lips and subtle contour.
Thank-you to the awesome WCFW photographers. Check out some of the other amazing shots taken from the event at Flickr.
Image (left to right): Kelley Rosborough (Aman Couture); Lindsay Thompson (Designer's Den); Lindsay Thompson (Aman Couture); Kelly Rosborough (Aman Couture)