Local designers make bold statements at Vancouver Fashion Week
40 local and 50 international fashion designers are showcasing their upcoming spring collections
When Jamal Abdourahman helped found Vancouver Fashion Week in 2001, it was to take local designs to the world by giving them a place to showcase their creations.
Now, the world is coming to Vancouver to be part of a show and a program that has a reputation for pushing boundaries and embracing the many cultures that make up the city.
"Every designer is unique, and they are always cutting edge and [trying] to one up each other every year," said Abdourahman.
This will be the 30th fashion week that Abdourahman has programmed.
The event runs twice a year, showcasing collections for the upcoming season.
This week, Our Vancouver got a sneak peak of what five local designers have created for their spring 2018 collections.
With files from Our Vancouver