Vancouver Fashion Week FW17 Runway Recap

Last week I showed you my fashion week outfit, and now it’s time for my Vancouver Fashion Week FW17 Runway Recap.

It’s always an interesting fashion week to attend because there are designers from all over the world, which also means a wide variety of designs. In one night I discovered designers from the UK, Australia, Chile, Italy, the USA, Sweden and Paraguay. Ones I probably never would have heard of otherwise.

Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate all different kinds of fashion. Even if it’s not something I’d wear, I can respect all the hard work and creativity that goes into a piece. I couldn’t imagine having to come up with several collections a year. And without further ado, the looks that made my head swivel the most on the night.

Jose Hendo

An eco-conscious designer from London, who uses organic and recycled materials.

Katherin Olivos

A Chilean eveningwear designer.


An indepdent Australian label.

Pierrot by Emma Viedma

A designer from Paraguay who incorporates South American textures and patterns in her designs.

Tieler James

A 17 year old (!!) designer from New Orleans who made a Joan of Arc inspired androgynous collection.

Photos by Arun Nevader

Thanks for reading! Which of these looks/designers is your favourite?


  • Inna

    Great review Maria! Emma’s collection is closer to me, but last one from New Orlean is very impressive too!

    • Maria

      Thanks Inna 🙂

  • Monika

    I really like the black looks from Tieler James the best! I had no idea that Vancouver fashion week showed collections from designers all over the world. I’d really like to get to know a lot more fashion weeks besides the big 4 in nyc, london, milan and paris that we always hear about.


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    • Maria

      He definitely had a strong and memorable collection. I’m glad I could give you a look into VFW, you get to learn about a lot of new designers at smaller fashion weeks. But it’s still a dream of mine to attend a major fashion week.

  • Batsheva

    So I have some thoughts:
    1) Tieler James !! Like I would wear everything. That kid is so talented, like I can’t even. I would totally wear that black dress and the first guy looks amazing. Although I will admit the 3rd guy kind of creeped me out, lol.
    2) As for Maak– I cannot and probably will not ever understand how someone can dress a woman naked and in chains, make her walk down the catwalk to gawking eyes, and call it art. It’s not art. It’s demoralizing. I don’t know, people can do their thing, but it’s just so demeaning. Especially when we try so hard not to be seen as objects. Sorry, rant over, haha.
    Love those south american designs tho!

    • Maria

      I know! I think it was an unfortunate shot lol, the guys looked good IRL. I liked the androgyny in the collection, and yeah it’s insane how young he is!
      Oh no, I didn’t want to offend anyone with the Maak dress! I just liked the structure and I thought it was really cool they could make a dress out that material. Surprisingly the rest of their collection was quite commercial and simple.

      • Batsheva

        naw, you didn’t offend me– just because I think its demeaning doesn’t mean you should’t put it up on the blog– In fact, it’s important to know how much esteem the woman is afforded in our era, and fashion is a great way to gauge our social status. Also, there is something to appreciate about such a design, it is extremely cool– but why objectify the woman in the process? Don’t worry, I loved your post, and every photo you put up as well! xx

        • Maria

          Ok good! To be fair I think she had the choice to wear the dress because the models are volunteers, so she could have opted out. So hopefully she didn’t feel demeaned.

          • Batsheva

            lol, this things getting long– alright, then I guess she didn’t feel demeaned. If it was her choice to wear it, then she must see the artistry in such a dress, and then in that case, I am no longer mad at Maak, haha!

  • Jessi Malay

    Wow Vancouver fashion week definitely killed it girl! My favorite of these looks is definitely the Tieler James collection… i can’t believe those gorgeous pieces were designed by a 17 year old! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    XO Jessi,

    • Maria

      Yes his collection was amazing! I found out he was 17 later on, when I received the press release at home, and I was so surprised. He’s one to watch.

  • Paola Lauretano

    Amazing creations!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      Glad you enjoyed Paola x

  • Molly Xiao

    Amazing style babe

    Molly X


    All these looks are amazing!

    Love, Lindsey

    • Maria

      Thanks Lindsey!

  • Eunice

    It’s good to see your view on the fashion show. Awesome style.
    Would love to witness a Vancouver Fashion Show!

  • Kamara Williams

    It’s always nice to get an inside view of any Fashion Week. I liked the Pierrot by Emma Viedma designs. Great recap!

    • Maria

      Thanks Kamara, glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • Maray

    Great post, kisses!!

  • Paola

    Have a lovely day darling!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  • Trends Gallery

    Fantastic! Great review!

  • Atsuna Matsui

    These looks on the runway look so avant-garde and elegant!! It’s like pure art.


    • Maria

      Yes! I love seeing clothes on the runway that are a bit more out there.

  • Paola

    Happy Friday beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.
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  • OnTrend

    I adore this post

  • Caitlin | Beauty & Colour

    Vancouver is an amazing city and it looks like you had fun at fashion week!

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    • Maria

      Thanks! It was fun.

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  • Federica Di Nardo

    Great recap, thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Maria

      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • Dasynka

    Wow! Love these collections!
    With love,

    • Maria

      Glad you enjoyed!

  • Julia Pepper

    What an amazing FW recap my dear, thank you for sharing it honey
    Whishing you an amazing new week
    Much love xo xo

  • HsinWei Ho

    I used to prepare for fashion shows or at the back stage. It was a nightmare!! But I am so happy that now I only need to attend them instead. So much more fun to attend fashion shows. :))

    • Maria

      Lol true. Sometimes I miss it because it is a great feeling after the show is done, but it’s way more relaxing to just sit back and watch.