International Looks for Spring / Summer 2017
By Edward Quan, StyleDrama
Oct 30, 2016 - 12:09:31 PM
JAC by Jacqueline Conoir
Vancouver Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2017 season began with the Opening Gala where we were treated to three exceptional local and international designers.
JAC by Jacqueline Conoir (Kuna Photography)
JAC by Jacqueline Conoir: Satisfying Sartorial Needs and Desires
For RozeMerie, designing was a predestination. A photograph of her late mother sitting behind a sewing machine inspired her to create pieces for herself throughout her teenage years in Vancouver. RozeMerie enrolled at ESMOD and moved to Paris to study design and pattern making.
With passion, focus, determination and skill, she returned to Vancouver in 1986 and developed Jacqueline Conoir, a line of women’s power suiting and evening wear.
JAC identifies as accessible luxury: unique design, playful clean lines, versatile and easy to wear with rich fabrics at a moderate price (ex. 100% silk, wool, modal, cashmere and other natural fibers). The JAC woman projects her beauty and feels confident in her everyday life.
The Label (Kuna Photography)
The Label: Innovative, Refined Clothing of Deceptive Simplicity
Emma O’Rourke is one of a new breed of passionate young designers pushing the boundaries of minimal design without compromising on style.
THE LABEL is based in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and challenges head on everything we have come to expect from ethical clothing.
A graduate of the Canberra Institute of Technology’s prestigious fashion design degree, Emma wants to transform the face of ethical fashion, creating timeless garments that women can – and will – wear again and again.
The Label (Kuna Photography)
Simon Barth (Kuna Photography)
Simon Barth Couture: Obsession and Fantasy
Simon Barth, who lives and works as a Designer in Vienna today, has been impressed by Haute Couture and gorgeous embroideries since his early childhood. Fascinated by fashion, artwork and models he first came to a Munich couture studio where he learned his tailoring skills. The atmosphere there, the intricate materials and the extensive process of manufacturing made it clear to him that he wanted to become a fashion designer. He then studied at the international famous ESMOD-school in Munich where his top marks and his final couture show were distinguished with the “Prix de Jury”.
In his own workshop in Vienna, he creates collections of couture, exclusive bridal wear and elegant evening gowns as well as intricate embroideries. Since his time in Vienna he was a successful part of Fedrigoni “paper couture”, one of the finalists of the vienna fashion award by Steffl. He published his collections several magazines and fashion editorials.
His new collection “Dark Seduction 2016” is a elegant and mysterious trip on a sparkling garden full of obsession and fantasy.
Photos by Kuna Photography
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About the Author: Experienced luxury fashion buyer
has worked with the most prestigious designer brands across Europe and
America and shares his inspiration for effortless style on his website,
He has a passionate, yet intelligent way of describing his subject and
has a keen eye for detail. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.
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