Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Alex S. Yu, a Fashion Design Graduate, Blanche Macdonald Instructor, and a mainstay of Vancouver Fashion Week since 2014 made his triumphant return to the runway this April with his collection “Capsule 002.” As the name would suggest, this collection serves as the introduction to Alex S. Yu’s new direction as a capsule-based brand.
Two talented Fashion Design alumni take to the runway in their first ever Vancouver Fashion Week, showcasing their hard work and tremendous skillset in fashion’s favourite form – A finished garment. Blanche Macdonald Graduates Sujitha Shivajothi and Laila Aouinati speak on their experience behind the curtain and the inspiration behind their debut designs.
Motivated to put Vancouver on the map as a major fashion destination, design grads Graham Hood, Matthew Harrison and Marcus Quon have founded a unique creative haven. Their budding business, In House Creations, rents space to artists and produces branded merchandise for clients, but the beating heart of the business is the streetwear brand Sans Parole. When it comes to this In House one thing is clear: this is a design collaborative that celebrates art, community, and—of course—fashion.
Adam Fawcett already had a successful career in urban forestry when the lure of fashion became too strong to resist. Looking to create more than ‘just another fashion brand’, Adam set to work, meticulously planning the process. Five years later, we are proud to present to you contemporary streetwear label, LineSix.
Growing up in Japan with the twin loves of baseball and fashion, an injury forced the young Katsuki to trade his cap and uniform for an entirely new wardrobe. After earning his Canadian Fashion Design diploma, Katsuki returned to Japan and was quickly hired to work for a leading fashion magazine publishing company, Hinode. Now, Katsuki has taken on the role as the Japanese Region Branding Director for iconic label Katharine Hamnett London!
Fashion Design grad and founder of street/beach/yoga line Downtown Betty has made it her mission to design as sustainably and ethically as possible. "The concept of Downtown Betty is Whole, Healthy, Home. Our collective mission is sustainable fashion. We were doing it before it was in vogue. We hand cut everything. We use sustainable fabrics."