Discover the stories that make up our Blanche World.
Regional Trainer for Elizabeth Arden
Sunday Beauty Boutique Owner
Lana Condor, Herschel, Artizia
Victoria Ferguson: Hollywood North Makeup Artist
Featured in British Vogue and Vogue Italia
Mexico's go-to Fashion Makeup Artist
Salon owner and Davines West Coast Educator
Owner of Bodega Nails and Blanche Macdonald Nail Studio Instructor
Founded in 1913 with a reputation for crafting impeccable suits for celebrities, Modernize Tailors is a Vancouver institution located in the heart of Chinatown. When legendary owner Bill Wong passed in April 2017, the shop was handed over to his intern, Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design program graduate Mia Wu. Now, Mia continues the legacy of Modernize, creating high quality garments. Her mission? To turn Modernize to the leading tailoring house in Vancouver and across Canada.
At our 2020 Graduate Fashion Show, Sugar on the Side, 24 Fashion graduates sweetened up the runway with their immaculately crafted debut collections. The evening was filled with spectacularly chic moments, culminating with awards and the announcement of three Fashion Design graduates who will be representing Blanche Macdonald as Emerging Talent Designers at Vancouver Fashion Week.
With experience designing for some of the city's most coveted brands, Cristin Heck's immense talent has landed her a leading position at Arc'teryx. Now she's tasked with overseeing design operations for one of Vancouver's most beloved outdoor brands.