26 Apr 2019

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

15 Feb 2019

Deedee Bak

i. I work as a(n: The old saying: ‘If you find your passion, you will never have to work a day in your life.’ I don’t work, but I do play at running the factory, pattern making, grading, overseeing production, assisting our private label customers with development and production. To top that

05 Feb 2019

Kate Pierre

i. I work as a fashion designer / storyteller / product developer. ii. I do this creative work because: Curiosity. Connection . Community. I am curious about people, about their stories, about their identities. I want to know how we think, how we are all different, but yet we are all

17 Aug 2018

Paul Long

i. I work as a…Designer, Production Manager, and a small business owner. I design and oversee manufacturing of high quality, locally-made clothing and gear using natural fibers. ii. I do this creative work because…it gives me an opportunity to connect with my passions. I am passionate about the outdoors and

07 Aug 2018

Jessica Redditt

i. I work as a: Natural and Eco friendly Clothing Designer Side gig: buyer for film sets and costumes. ii. I do this creative work because: I want to encourage responsible fashion in the industry and provide a stylish alternative to harmful and wasteful production, re: natural fibres, dyes, and

10 Jul 2018

Melissa Yin

i. I work as a full time mom and fashion designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I love it. It’s my childhood dream. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Make everything as perfect as possible, so I do my best to make my every single

06 Jul 2018

Alex S. Yu

i. I work as a fashion designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I love to create a story and vibe from my imagination through tangible and wearable garments. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Creativity, self-motivation and optimism. ~ ~ iv. The greatest challenges

25 Mar 2018

Allison Smith

i. I work as a fashion designer. I have two lines  – Allison Wonderland and Pillar. Allison Wonderland came first; it is clothing for work, events and everyday living. There are lots of colours and prints in feminine chic styles. Pillar is an eco focused line with more laid back weekend styles, like

11 Mar 2018

Katelyn Woodburn

i. I work as: An apparel designer and freelance writer. Street & Saddle is my business- baby; we do made-to-order equestrian apparel. We manufacture everything out of our studio in Strathcona. ii. I do this creative work because: Fashion is such a complex and beautiful industry. The art and business

25 Feb 2018

Lexi Soukoreff

i. I work as a: Creative Director/Business Development at Daub + Design. I handle all aspects of design, sourcing, HR, PR, textile design and print development, online and social media. I started as a dyer and began making swimwear and hosiery items under the name Daub + Design – Daub