Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_

Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - 2 Piece White Bathing Suit

2 piece white bathing suit with gold chains fs as well. However top is size L and bottoms are S but I’m not selling them as a pair! #2piecebathingsuit #whiteandgold #whitebathingsuit #chainwork #selfmade #fashionstudent #vcad
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - All You Need

All you need #visualmerchandising #windowdisplay #vcad #minimalistdream
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Before This Baby is Machine

What 15+ hours of hand sewing looks like. Hopefully just another 10 more hours to go before this baby is machine ready #swarovskicrystal #handsewing #shatteredglass #fashionstudent #vcad #designertobe
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Black and White Fashion Ill

More peeks #firstcollection #vcad #fashionstudent #fashionillustration #black&whiteillustrations
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Friday Night of My College

This is what the last Friday night of my college life looks like #allnighter #croquis #fashionstudent #vcad #fashionillustrations
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Knowing I'll Be Doing What

In the zone; love waking up and knowing I’ll be doing what I love. #fashionstudent #fashionillustrations #vcad
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Moodboarding by Fashion Stu

Moodboardin’ #fashionstudent #moodboard #styling #photoshoottheme #vcad
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - My Wonderful Model Who Look

& the big reveal #behindthescenes photo of my wonderful model who looks just so happy and myself at our photoshoot today. Thank you @vancity_tribe for the hair & makeup. You’re a life saver!! #vcad #designer #shoot #firstcollection
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Never Ending Days in the St

Never ending days in the studio #sewinglab #yvr #downtownyvr #vcad
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Swarovski Crystals

D e t a i l s #swarovskicrystals #collection #fashionstudent #vcad
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Life at VCAD on Instagram by sraf_ - Time to Execute All My Craz

Time to execute all my crazy ideas #sneakpeek #springsummercollection #fashionstudent #vcad
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Fashion Design Program
VCAD’s program gives structure to your creativity while providing hands-on training from industry professionals. Students gain an in-depth understanding about the tools and equipment used in the industry. Topics covered include garment, accessory and apparel design, fashion merchandising, fashion shows, and more.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Zoe Collins

My name is Zoe Collins.

I decided to go into fashion because a) I got obsessed with sewing and I knew I wanted to make something creative with my hands and b) everybody wears clothes; so, I see fashion as a great way of portraying your own style, your creativity and your artistic vision, and sharing it with other people in a very accessible way.

I was really struck when I first entered this program at how determined my fellow colleges were and it really spurred me to take it more seriously as I would have to. Going in to the program I knew very little about the fashion world, about design, this and that. I liked art and I liked making stuff, that’s all I knew. I thought I might be making dresses one day, but who knows.

Coming into the program and seeing all of those people who are so into it really made me to step up a notch.

Now when I think about fashion, there is a whole slew of things. I think that my vision of what fashion is has really expanded since starting at VCAD and since finishing at VCAD as well. To me now it’s a whole spectrum of self-expression as to where you hold yourself – it’s your posture, it’s not just the clothes you wear, but the way you wear them.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Tennille Oppen

Tennille Oppen. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta. I moved here about five years ago to go to the school and I have been living here since.

My collection was really inspired by the process of dyeing fabric; so, experimented a lot with natural dyes, synthetic dyes and what kind of fabrics would take different types of dyes and how they interacted together. It is supposed to be fun and light hearted, and not to be taken too seriously, which is how I like things.

I was inspired by 1930’s surreal art; so, it’s a little bit strange especially those couple of pieces. I designed all of my own prints on fabrics. I really like the surrealism aspect of the things, which are a bit larger than life and finding the way to tailor them to a wearable commodity.

Whether you like it or not subconsciously or consciously you judge someone for the first 30 seconds of meeting them and a large part of that is what they wear, how they look, how they present themselves and you want to pay attention to that because even if you don’t think it is important, it’s a lot more important than the most people think it is.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Ross Victoriano

My name is Ross Victoriano.

My collection is about Shaolin monks. It is actually originated from China where the martial arts were first formed. I thought it was an excellent opportunity to get my Asian culture especially because I am half Filipino and half Chinese. That’s why I used Shaolin monks as my inspiration.

At the beginning my collection was full of colors and full of details of every kind and then I’ve learned to minimalize it and go into one direction where it will tell a story to the people about those clothes.

The changes that I had I think are paying attention to every detail on making garments because when I was still studying I didn’t care about details, I always focused on the designs, but when I learned sewing I got to know more about paying attention to the details.

When I take inspiration I always get it from the people around me and people I see one the streets, that I get inspired from. Also, those are things I haven’t seen before.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Joshua Shin

My name is Joshua Shin and I am from Korea.

I always loved fashion and how people dress, and I was interested in shopping too. I was thinking about my career and I made a decision that fashion is what I like the most. I realized that hotel management was not my course; therefore, I switched to the course that I like which is fashion. I did some research on the internet and came across VCAD. I’ve learned a lot about what to expect, which was very good.

I like classic looks and also I love Alexander McKimm’s crazy looks.

My collection is about nightmare mixed with the Asian looks – really dark, but kind of unisex. I always wanted to make that kind of collection and I think that it was the only time to do what I wanted to do. So I did it.

I am following my dream.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Olivia Stewart

I’m Liv. I was born on Vancouver Island.

I grew up sewing with my grandmother from a very young age and realized that I had passion for the fashion and clothing; so, couple of years ago I went here to Vancouver and took the program at VCAD. I have been working on clothing ever since and mastering my craft.

My collection is called “Pioneer Provisions” and it has been inspired by the silhouette of the moth and cocoon shape. I kind of find that the moth has been an underdog of the butterflies and that is why I took an inspiration from the moth and based my clothing on that.

I think in fashion personal taste has been very opinionated and no matter what you make there will be always someone out there who hates what you make or is going to love it; so, it is a matter of putting yourself out there and finding those people who are going to love your work for what it is and how you make it.

I think to intrude your own vision and having outlets to express yourself is key. Just really a way to express what is going on inside of the person and that is what it is for me.

I see clothing as a functional thing that everybody needs, everyone has to wear it and it’s also a way to express who you are inside. Everyone wakes up in the morning and choses what to wear to show that’s the type of person they are and I think that is the most important thing for me in fashion.

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VCAD Fashion Interview with Huong Le

My name is Huong Le and I am from Vietnam. I have been in Canada for about three years.

In my country I studied law and worked in a business for more than ten years. When I came to Canada I decided to change my life and start going to a school to study fashion design.

At VCAD I have learned a lot about fashion, for example, how to design clothing from a concept to the actual garment. The most important thing I have learned was to keep practicing.

Prior to VCAD I didn’t know anything about drawing or sewing because I had never done anything like that before. My decision to pursue fashion design was very surprising for my family, friends and even me.

When I designed my collection and I was thinking about a woman of my age who wants to be feminine, elegant and classy. Beauty of a woman is my inspiration for the fashion design.

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VCAD Fashion Design Interview with Tira Hummelle

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My name is Tira Hummelle and I went to VCAD for fashion design.

I am actually from a small town in Alberta; so, coming to the city was a huge change for me. I was originally thinking about going into the arts program and I just started looking at the different schools. I saw that there was a fashion design program available here. I thought to check it out and see if I would be interested in it, and it turned out exactly what I kind of needed. Yeah, it was right after high school.

What I have learned most while going to the school at VCAD was garment construction. I had an excellent garment construction teacher and he really taught me how to take my designs and be able to put them together and make them successfully.

To see my pieces on a model for the first time I think is one of the biggest highlights. It is different creating pieces and seeing them on a mannequin or something, but to have the whole picture put together and have all of your models wearing the pieces is amazing.
It is totally worthwhile. I could have never imagined myself doing anything else now and I had no idea that it was going to be as exciting. Being able to creatively express yourself in so many different ways is an amazing experience.

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VCAD ONwards Fashion Show Designer Collections Video

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November 19, 2013 VCAD ONwards fashion show at the Croatian Cultural Centre on 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC, Canada V5N 4E4

VCAD Fashion Design program grad collections:

Zoe Collins
Sun Orange Long Dress
River Bed Blue Short Dress
Gull Grey Long Dress

Shaunique Simpson
Tulip Tree Yellow Dress
Short Dress and Top with African Motifs
Minsk Violet w Manz Green Top and Pants

Ross Victoriano
Neon Carrot Orange Pants and Top
Graphite Yellow Top and Old Lace White Pants
Beige Brown Outfit

Olivia Stewart
Long Chicago Grey Dress
Brown Dress
Black Pants and Top with Beige Shirt

Olivia Bing
Space Shuttle Brown Cape and Bokara Grey Skirt
Short Black Dress and Grey Top
Sand Dune Brown Skirt and Bronco Brown Shirt

Joshua Shin
Turtle Green Shiny Dress
Graphite Yellow Top and Karaka Green Skirt
Forget Me Not Yellow Jacket

Huong Le
Tenne Orange Top and Bison Hide Skirt
Ghost White Dress
Half Dutch White Long Dress

Evan Ducharme
Half Dutch White Long Dress
Forget Me Not Yellow Top and Valentino Violet Skirt
Cocoa Brown Extra Long Dress

Darius Tuliao
Maire Yellow Short Dress
Maire Yellow See Thru Top and Black Magic Brown Skirt
Creole Brown Coat with Hood

Tira Hummelle
Maire Yellow Long Dress
Island Spice Yellow Body w See Thru Cover
Chardonnay Yellow Long Dress

Tennille Oppen
Khaki Yellow Top and Buttermilk Yellow Skirt
Desert Sand Brown Short Dress
Biloba Flower Violet w White Nectar Green Dress

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VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 at Croatian Cultural Centre in Va

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 at Croatian Cultural Centre in Va

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 at Croatian Cultural Centre in Va

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 at Croatian Cultural Centre in Va

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 at Croatian Cultural Centre in Va

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

VCAD ONwards Fashion Show 2013 Runway at Croatian Cultural Centr

This year the following VCAD fashion design program graduates participated in the ONwards fashion show – Olivia Bing, Zoe Collins, Evan Ducharme, Tira Hummelle, Huong Le, Tennille Oppen, Joshua Shin, Shaunique Simpson, Olivia Stewart, Darius Tuliso and Ross Victoriano.

We’re grateful to all the sponsors who helped make ONwards such a success! Thanks to our corporate fashion sponsors:
Makeup & Hair – La Biosthetique Paris Team
Shoes – Townshoes

Watch VCAD ONwards fashion show official video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwA0pnkygt4

Here is what one of the fashion design program grads says about VCAD:
“The instructors make sure that I understand the class material and make it clear on what is expected of me to succeed. The instructors are friendly yet business oriented. Some of the instructors are in the industry, which makes them very resourceful for the students. My experience on campus has been very nice. The staff is always nice and helpful.”

Visual College of Art and Design
500 – 626 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1V9