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?

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  1. Inna 03/04/2017 at 15:34

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

    1. Maria 03/04/2017 at 17:22

      Thanks Inna 🙂

  2. Monika 03/04/2017 at 17:12

    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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    1. Maria 03/04/2017 at 17:23

      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.

  3. Batsheva 04/04/2017 at 11:27

    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!

    1. Maria 04/04/2017 at 14:05

      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.

      1. Batsheva 04/04/2017 at 17:05

        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

        1. Maria 05/04/2017 at 12:41

          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.

          1. Batsheva 06/04/2017 at 16:53

            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!

  4. Jessi Malay 04/04/2017 at 12:31

    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,

    1. Maria 04/04/2017 at 14:06

      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.

    1. Maria 05/04/2017 at 12:39

      Glad you enjoyed Paola x

    1. Maria 05/04/2017 at 12:41

      Thanks Lindsey!

  5. Eunice 05/04/2017 at 13:11

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

    1. Maria 05/04/2017 at 16:24

      Thanks Eunice!

  6. Kamara Williams 05/04/2017 at 18:48

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

    1. Maria 06/04/2017 at 17:34

      Thanks Kamara, glad you enjoyed 🙂

    1. Maria 07/04/2017 at 17:00

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

    1. Maria 08/04/2017 at 14:45

      Thanks! It was fun.

    1. Maria 08/04/2017 at 14:48

      Thanks Eleine!

    1. Maria 09/04/2017 at 14:06

      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    1. Maria 09/04/2017 at 14:06

      Glad you enjoyed!

  7. Julia Pepper 10/04/2017 at 03:24

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

    1. Maria 10/04/2017 at 17:16

      Thank you! xx

  8. HsinWei Ho 29/04/2017 at 12:56

    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. :))

    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 17:29

      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.


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