VFW…Night Three

To see all the photos from Vancouver Fashion Week, click through to my Flickr page.

Night three of Vancouver Fashion Week featured mainly local Vancouver designers with one designer from London, England thrown into the mix.  First up was Vancouverite Jenny Hedberg and her collection entitled Hawks Ave.  Jenny’s line consists of street wear made of sustainable fibers such as bamboo and organic cotton.  She adorns her pieces with West Coast inspired graphics (this season there were Dream Catcher images screen printed on to the clothing), and a rock n’ roll aesthetic.  Her first model represented the feel of the line…she had dreads, tattoos, and killer legs!  While I like the idea of a local label that is Eco friendly, the designs themselves were quite simplistic and plain.  The entire line consisted of jersey tees, tanks, dresses, and hoodies.  Not too much detail and no texture.

Next up was another Vancouver designer Hannah Matiachuk and her collection, Papillon Eastern.  Her designs are flirty and feminine and this season she showed a varied mix of animal prints, faux fur, and patterned knits.  Her overall palette of the line was black, grey, red, and ivory with pops of silver and gold thrown in.  Hannah uses a lot of texture like hounds-tooth, tweed, and lace to give every look interest.

Our third Vancouver designer was Eva Chen.  Her Fall/Winter collection was a real departure from her Spring/Summer line.  Spring was all about long flowing gowns, soft color, and femininity.  This season Eva gave her looks an edge with leather and an almost all black collection.  She gave a real 80’s rocker feel to her pieces with exposed zippers, studding, fur, and some leopard prints.  Capes look like they will be an important item this Fall as many collections have done their own version.  Eva showed a fab cape in her edgy, glam collection.

London designer Cressida Kirby was next up with her collection Fever London.  Fever London is a classic womens wear clothing label inspired by vintage styles.  Her line draws on a European influence, specifically Milan and London.  Her line was varied with looks, that I thought at times, were more Spring than Fall (or perhaps it was Spring?).   A colorful spectrum of hues like royal blue, orange, turquoise, fuchsia, red, coral, and pale peach with gold and taupe accents.  Floral rompers, long print maxi dresses, and bright florals gave a fresh and vibrant feel to collection….but definitely didn’ t feel like Fall.


Our last show of the night was local boutique The Trues featuring hats by Saskatoon label Sova (Yes, I’m loving all the Saskatchewan talent in the shows this year!).   The Trues collection was fun with and flirty with soft flowy fabrics in warm beige’s and taupes, ivory’s, with gold accents.  Fur vests were paired over floral dresses and every look was topped off with a fabulous hat from milliner Sherri Hrycay.

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  • Reply
    Michael Hrycay
    April 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Thank you so much for mentioning Sova Design Millinery. Based on the feedback of the crowd and media, people really enjoyed seeing the hats. See more pics of fantastic hats from Sova Design at

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    Liane Cunningham
    April 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Looks like VFW was another success, and so are all your reviews. Great coverage and lots of great fashions.

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    Michael Hrycay
    April 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you for your kind words, Sova Design was honored to be a part of VFW and meet so many new and excellent people. See more pictures at

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    April 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My pleasure Michael! Always love to see such amazing talent coming from my home Province:-)

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