Mark your calendars! Vancouver Fashion Week returns March 18th – March 24th. The 6-day event is touted as the fashion mecca for the most innovative designers. Style inspiration from international award-winning fashion designers from over 30 countries. VFW expects more than 20,000 fashion enthusiasts; including celebrities, stylists, models, industry insiders, trend-setters, media, buyers, and aspiring designers.

Photos courtesy of VFW.

VFW starts the week off with a gala that is not to be missed. The main events begin on Wednesday, March 19th. Tickets for the six day fashion feast are $30.00 for double show passes to $300.00 for all-access passes.

Jamal Abdourahman Vancouver Fashion Weeks founder and producer states ” We are so excited to showcase more than 80 designers from 30 countries this upcoming fall/winter season. ” We strive to identify undiscovered designers by providing an accessible and internationally reputable platform for designers to showcase their work.”

A partial list of this fall/winter 2014 season designers include:

Argentinian designer Gabriel Lage

Peruvian designer Noe Bernacelli

Peruvian designer Evolét- by Jercy Gutierrez

Korean designer Soojin Lee

Vancouver-based designer Stephanie Hung of Nina Tan

London-based designers Nadia Mustafa and Zehra Mustafa of Nadia + Zehra

Other confirmed designers come from Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Demark, United Kingdom, Australia, and Zanzibar.

About Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week is a bi-annual event that will take place at the Chinese Cultural Center at 50 East Pender in Vancouver. With 80 international designers and more than 20,000 attendees, VFW brings designers, buyers, and media together to celebrate creativity and new trends in fashion.

VFW’s media partners include: BC Living, NICHE Magazine, and L’Officiel Ukraine. VFW’s exclusive Ukrainian partner, L’Offciel will provide live coverage from the runway. As a part of the L’Officiel family, L’Officiel Ukraine features opulent topics such as personalities, fashion, art, and lifestyle while elevating the image of Ukraine on the international stage.

Other sponsors include Hasselblad, Fashion Seoul, Shopstyle Canada, and many more. For more information, please visit Like us on and join the conversation on


Dominique De Sentino ~ The Fashion Designer for Women

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing artist (she is also a painter and sculptor), and luxury fashion designer Dominique De Sentino.  A woman of great intelligence and spirit, De Sentino’s designs embody what I’d call pure womanism.   The clothes are feminine, glamorous, sexy, fun, classic and made well.  This line will probably entice you into wanting to play dress-up everyday.

Dominique De Sentino

“Life is serious, clothes should be fun.”  Dominique De Sentino

OCEAN ~ Summer 2010Dominique uses only the highest quality fabrics for her clothes.  The silks, knits and wools.  One look at her website and you’ll know right away that when your package arrives from UPS, you’re going to be very, very happy.  The showroom is located in Toronto and De Sentino is all about client service so, if you’re going to be in the area, call ahead and get yourself fitted for a lovely dress for dinner.

The line is available in high-end boutiques around the country and the price range is $250 to over 1k for coats and special occasion pieces.  To learn more about Dominique De Sentino, and to view the 2010~11 fall/winter collection, visit:

Please note that the 2010 Spring/Summer collection is not online.

Photos courtesy of Dominique De Sentino.