April 2, 2015, 1:29 PM  |  Style


Vancouver Fashion Week is all grown up. Like a good wine that gets better with age, VFW gave us a reason to celebrate its 25th season. The vision of this city as a global showcase for emerging talents in fashion is coming to fruition. In fact ‘global’ is the perfect word to describe the Fashion Week 2015 line up.

Designers representing more than 60 labels were invited from around the world to exhibit their ready-to-wear and couture design proposals. They came from Canada, Japan, Iran, Korea, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Mexico, London and China. They presented their upcoming collections over the six-day schedule providing a feast of creative ideas in style and dressing. We can collectively feel proud to have hosted, if not nurtured, this event over the years.

In their search for innovation the designers collectively presented new design visions and many great ‘wearable’ fashion options. Gazette has selected for you some of the many highlights of the week.

NOE BERNACELLI – The new romantics

Sumptuously tactile and unabashedly sensual, like the stop motion projection of a budding white flower that opened this show, Noe Bernacelli renews the feminine mystique with a quasi-operatic opulence. Yet his dresses remain truly accessible within a luxurious dose of romance and ethereal glamour. In muted palette and overall longer proportions, it is a collection that makes you dream…Certainly one of the most memorable moments of VFW and Italian chic at it’s best!

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By Emmanuel St. Juste

Photography by Peter Jensen. Photos provided by Vancouver Fashion Week.

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