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VANCOUVER​ ​FASHION​ ​WEEK​ ​RECOGNIZES​ ​FASHION INDUSTRY​ ​ORIGINATORS

VANCOUVER​ ​FASHION​ ​WEEK​ ​RECOGNIZES​ ​FASHION INDUSTRY​ ​ORIGINATORS

(Vancouver, BC) | During the opening gala on Monday September 18, Vancouver Fashion Week presents the 2017 Industry Originator Awards. Started in 2015, the awards recognize veterans of the Vancouver fashion industry who have contributed to the advancement of the local market. The nominees and winners have worked endlessly to develop their own success and have helped newcomers in the industry along the way.

Past winners and the fashion industry at large determined this year’s nominees. Then a panel of judges including VFW founder Jamal Abdourahman, Fashion Capsule’s Sarah Murray, Apparel Camp’s Vanessa Fors, VFW Ambassador Extraordinaire Marilyn Wilson, owner of JC Institute Jim Falconer, and Retailer Plum Clothing voted on the winners. For 2017 we are excited to present awards to entrepreneur Chip Wilson, local designer RozeMerie Cuevas of JAC, and City Councillor Andrea Reimer. We invite you to come and see who else takes home an award in the following categories:

RETAILER

  • Brian Hill, Aritzia
  • Jennifer McKay, The Block
  • Michelle Rizzardo, One of a Few
  • Rebecca Rawlinson, Rebecca Bree
  • Wendy de Kruff, Dream

PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Alphonso Arnold
  • Brendan Meadows
  • Chris Haylett
  • David Fierro
  • Matthew Burditt

STYLIST

  • Alecia Ebbels, clothing
  • Diane Gagne Pacey, clothing
  • Kerry Weinrauch, clothing
  • Leila Bani, clothing
  • Tania Becker, hair

TEACHER

  • Fiona Curtis, VCC
  • Kevin L Smith, Langara
  • Michael Pope, KPU
  • Peggy Morrison, Blanche MacDonald
  • Shainin Hudda, Lasalle

JOURNALIST

  • Aleesha Harris, Vancouver Sun
  • Janet Smith, Georgia Straight
  • Joy Pecknold, Fashion Magazine

“It felt great to win a VFW Industry Originator Award. It was an honour being surrounded by nominees that are some of Vancouver’s innovative creative fashion talent,” says photographer Angela Fama. “It validated my work with independent designers and encouraged me to continue to support the local fashion community.”

Past Vancouver Fashion Week Industry Originator Awards winners include: Stylist- Tracey Pincott, Luisa Rino | Retailer- Plum Clothing, Boys Co | Teacher- Sharon Greeno, Lisa Gellert | Journalist- Susie Wall, Lisa Tant | Photographer- Angela Fama, Evaan Kheraj

About Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) | VFW is the fastest growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals. For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week has celebrated multiculturalism and up-and-coming on their runways. We strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and internationally reputable platform. Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project past designers on to the stages of success.

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Daman Beatty

The creator of Surrey604.com, Daman Beatty (AKA ‘Beatler‘) is originally from Sackville, New Brunswick. A longtime blogger, visual designer, marketing and communications specialist, Daman loves travel, tech and photography. He has taught online marketing at BCIT, and Brighton College and is also the Marketing Manager for Microsoft Education Partner, CCI Learning.

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