The Vancouver Fashion Week Fall Winter 2021 shows closed today with six incredible collections created by global designers. Due to COVID-19, this year’s show went virtual and was live streamed through the official Vancouver Fashion Week website, YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitch accounts. Danny Reinke started today’s show off with a sensible and sustainable womenswear collection, followed by Cédelar’s showcase of delicate and feminine garments. The Vancouver Community College 2021 graduating fashion students presented collections that showed off their unique individual styles. Next was Alça with their flowy and elegant designs and MTTC with their bold couture gowns. To close off the show and this season was Ryzyoryuan with a colourful and artistic collection.

Audiences got to hear each designer introduce their collection and watch a fashion film from each brand. To rewatch the Vancouver Fashion Week Fall Winter 2021 Day 3 livestream, please visit our official YouTube channel. 

Germany-based brand Danny Reinke presented M.Ö.N.2.0, a sophisticated collection inspired by the dying Baltic fishing industry and highlights sustainable garment making. The shades of gray and blue used in the collection evoke images of the sea. The pops of bright yellow vinyl garments are an elevated version of the classic fisherman raincoat. Structured coats and collared shirts are styled with Southwestern rain hats that come in a variety of checkered and waterproof fabrics. The collection was closed with a stunning grey tulle gown that resembles delicate sea foam.

Cédelar is a Paris-based brand that showcased Movement, a collection inspired by the art of dancing and the style of ballet clothing. Slip dresses and blouses come in pretty pastel shades and are crafted with lightweight silky fabrics. The looks have a loose and flowy silhouette, from the billowing sleeves to the oversized outerwear. A camel blazer with a line drawing of a man on the side is styled with a scarf, bearing the same man’s likeness and the phrase “We make art, not clothes.” Trendy and chic, this collection is ready to be worn for a night out. 

The 2021 Fashion Design and Production graduates from Vancouver Community College presented their final garments. Cayce Vanderzalm presented a fun kidswear collection with rainbow tulle and gold metallic accents. Nataly Kingsley’s garments combine leather and vinyl with camouflage printed satin and chiffon for a unique aesthetic. Shadi Arastehmanesh’s collection includes luxurious gowns and statement layering pieces that can be styled with a variety of looks. Brittany Cole’s collection was influenced by horror films, as seen in the jacket with burn marks and a sheer red stole with torn edges. Celeste Sudermann utilized found objects and materials to create edgy leather and denim garments accented with metal hardware. Cristian Montoya’s stylish garments draw inspiration from Mexican Mariachi culture, presenting dresses and sets embellished with gold embroidery, buttons, and chains. Kelley Fung’s collection features girly garments that were hand painted with a black outline for an illustrated effect. Jaspreet Kaur Cheema styles her airy tops and dresses with patterned jackets and shorts, giving the collection a feminine feel. Jaya Grewal’s collection includes bold colours and designs, from a lime green top and purple skirt set to a gold oversized bow necktie blouse. Rabab Loomba was inspired by gradients found in nature to create earthy garments in shades of green with pops of pink and red. Riley Simmons presented a playful and multicoloured collection with lace detailing and sheer puffed sleeves.

Japan-based brand Alça showcased The Abundance Collection, which was inspired by the designer’s African heritage and connection to art. The flowy garments come in a variety of rich jewel-tones and materials. The sleeves of the blouses and the gold bandeau top have a ruching effect. An abstract paint splatter pattern in purples and blues decorate a white silk fabric, and are used to create a loose dress and two-piece ensemble. Alça hopes to empower women with this collection of refined and sophisticated looks. 

De Luxe is the name of the latest collection from MTTC (Mariya Tamila Tkachenko Couture). The brand hopes to evoke feelings of joy and comfort on viewers and wearers. MTTC employs minimal waste artisanal techniques to handcraft their high quality garments. Their gowns hug the figure and feature high slits and low backs. The lush velvets and pretty embroidered silks are accented with metal chain detailing and styled with matching stoles and capes. These timeless and luxurious couture garments accentuate the figure and make a bold statement. 

RYZYORYUAN presented YOUNG POWER, THE CITY STYLE, a collection full of playful designs and bright colours. There are many structured pieces, from a leather cape with broad shoulders and metal chain details to a gray floral pantsuit with shoulder padding. Red sheer fabric is used to create a show stopping gown that resembles a bouquet of roses. A neon yellow bodysuit is covered in black roses for an artistic and abstract look. RYZYORYUAN also plays around with pattern, utilizing a sheer tie dye fabric for a tiered ruffled skirt and creating a multicoloured rose patterned bodycon dress. 

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