Contemporary minimalist looks were in abundance at the Fall Winter season at Vancouver Fashion Week. Designers showcased pared down styles that are perfect for a modern workplace look or chic everyday wear.

Designer Lyndsey Jackson has designed sophisticated styles for her brand Phased by LJ. We love these two artfully simple outfits, accented by metallic silver makeup.

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ChenXChen showcased a toned down collection with full monochrome looks. One of my favourite pieces was this burnt orange jumpsuit. The style showcases the looser fit of the collection, with a unique asymmetric sleeve line.

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Miranda Watson’s line was similar to ChenxChen in its simplicity. Her collection featured a variety of muted, earthy tones on structured silhouettes.

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Wet Ink, another contemporary line, featured a dramatic use of black. This simple monochrome look captures the boldness of the collection with an emphasis on smooth texture.

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Australian designer, Allie Howard’s collection, GRID, was inspired by shadowplay and reflection. Her clean cut textiles convey the depth and intricacies behind shadows and reflections. I love the graphic gridlike texture created in leather.

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Local brand, This is James, put forth a sleek menswear collection providing an elevated look for the modern man. This loose wide leg shorts and tailored jacket combo is a perfect example of the minimalist style.

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You can’t go wrong with a simplistic, ultra-pared down style. I will be keeping an eye out for matching co-ords and monochrome colour palettes for the FW 18 season.

Written by  Alexa Wenzel

Images by Tristen Williams @tristenwilliams

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