Designer Sabrina Breitenmoser (right). (Photo Credit: University of the Fraser Valley)
University of the Fraser Valley fashion student Sabrina Breitenmoser designed herself a spot in Montréal Fashion Week—and came away as one of Canada’s top five Breakthrough Designers.
Breitenmoser competed among 25 finalists in Canada’s Breakthrough Designers competition hosted by textile company Télio. After completing the challenge to create a design with the theme of ‘The Great Canadian North’ for the market of a high-end retail company, Breitenmoser was named a top five finalist and won a $1000 scholarship.
“To have one of our students be a finalist and win a scholarship speaks to the talent of our students as well the quality of education provided by UFV’s fashion design department,” said UFV’s Fashion Design department head Deanna Devitt. “The Télio competition provides students the opportunity to use their creative and technical design skills. . . . → Read More: Student Special: UFV Fashionista Breaks Out in Montréal Competition
(Credit: Emily Carr University)
Fashion is: fill in the blank. Fashion can be anything, and (zero.O.lab)—a collaborative effort with Emily Carr University and design graduate Katherine Soucie—aims to redefine local fashion in Vancouver by providing artists, designers and creative personalities a space to research concepts for waste-free fashion. The designated space of (zero.O.lab) offers an outlet for those interested in investigating the production and consumption behind fashion.
My Sister’s Closet is a Vancouver-area thrift store that is funded by the non-profit organization Battered Women’s Support Society (BWSS). Working with Soucie, My Sister’s Closet has become the area’s first thrift store to have its own in-house design label. Soucie—a MAA Visual Arts candidate, resident artist and designer of (zero.O.lab)—will showcase her designs from February 2011 to January 2012 in order to develop opportunities for research and localized production. Her sustainable designs are made up of items that have . . . → Read More: Dressing Up Eco-Friendly Fashion: Research from Emily Carr Gives the Fashion Industry a Makeover