Brown Paper Couture

Every year, we look forward to the brown paper couture dresses created by the talented students from the Design Formation program at Langara College. Since the exhibit has moved from the college itself to Oakridge, more passersby can stop to admire these paper re-imaginings of designer creations.

As we were there, a six year old girl told her Mum that she would definitely wear all these wonderful dresses. Admirers can vote for their favourites online; the winning Brown Paper Couture designer will get a $500 bursary.

Original Design: Alexander McQueen
Recreated By: Emma Craig

Original Design: Paolo Sebastian
Recreated By: Patricia Lin

Original Design: Zhang Zhifeng for Ne Tiger
Recreated By: Cassidy Gee

Original Design: Michael Cinco
Recreated By: Jewel Dimaya

Original Design: Christian Dior
Recreated By: Brandon Seatter

Original Design: Jean Paul Gaultier
Recreated By: “Maize” Nhat Ngô Ngoc

Designer: Hamda Al Fahim
Recreated By: Maya Sharp

Designer: Iris Van Herpen
Recreated By: Hannah Watkins

Designer: Marjan Pejoski
Recreated By: Oona Forrester

Vote For Your Favourite Dress


Original Design: Versace
Recreated by Carolina Rocha


Carry On Ema Peter


Steven Nederveen

Elizabeth Newton

Elizabeth Newton