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.
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.
Fashion Design alum Peter Zuk is brimming with energy, exuberance and off-colour one-liners. Peter is the living embodiment of what it means to be over-the-top. And you better believe that he bring his outrageous personality to the runway too. Renowned for his wild design sense and theatrical productions, Peter and his label Haus Zuk have quickly gained an enthusiastic following. His label has walked at international fashion weeks, you can find his work featured in Paper Magazine, and his designs have been seen on famed drag icons, like The Vixen. A self-described "liability", we guarantee that you've never seen a designer like Peter before.
Working as a flight attendant for Air Canada was always a dream of Sandy Na's. But she also possessed a life-long love for makeup and beauty that was too strong to ignore. Determined to pursue both of her dreams, Sandy now balances working full-time for the airline
Blanche Macdonald Fashion Design graduate Kirsten Ley has taken on international fashion weeks, including Tokyo, New York, China, Australia, and Vancouver, and now she is ready to conquer the Paris fashion scene.
Having recently graduated from the Fashion Design program with top honours, Hannah was chosen by the organizers of Vancouver Fashion Week as one of the breakout designers to sponsor.
Poised, sophisticated and radiating enthusiasm for all things fashion, it’s immediately apparent how Fashion Marketing graduate-turned-instructor Lyndi Barrett became one of Vancouver’s most celebrated Public Relations mavens before she became one of Vancouver’s most influential bloggers.
Fragmented fairy tales peppered with nostalgia. Susie Bubble meets Dr Seuss. Throw in a little teenage rebellion for good measure, and you have Fashion sensation Alex Yu.
This year at Vancouver Fashion Week, there was a runway platform unlike any other: The first-ever collaborative show between Blanche Macdonald and the city’s top-trending sartorial event unfolded under the eyes of the city’s fashion and media industry elite.