Friday, October 21, 2011

On the runway at the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

I wanted to do something special to celebrate the launch of Cebrellex, my third collection. I did feel like it was the strongest one so far, and I was finally ready for people to see it and be acknowledged of my work... . Even though, I had two collections in the past, I never felt quite as ready for media, launch events or reviews. This year, for the first time, I felt, like I was improving significantly, growing and heading to the direction I had hoped.

So, the invite to show at the Vancouver Eco Fashion Week came at the perfect time.
Vancouver Eco Fashion week (EFW) is a fashion event, happening twice a year and focusing exclusively on ecological labels: recycled, organic, all natural, locally made and vintage. Our salvaged leather handbags fit right in withe the rest of the bunch of eco-friendly designers.

I was able to show my full Collection to the public for the first time, do a collaborative runway show with Sofia clothing, a great match for me, and my first choice of an apparel designer. It was a great effort, and so far the biggest project I took part in, but it also was a great experience.

Here are the runway looks and other snapshots:

Patrice Has Options - in black re-claimed lambskin; worn as a wristlet..

Tasmain - also black lambskin, worn backwards.. Oh well!

Khela - Syrah, repurposed cowhide

Butterfly Clutch - black lambskin

Dovana Bow - Nude, repurposed upholstery cowhide

Closing walk-out:

 Everybody "must" have their picture taken at the media wall - with some help from Pinot Grigio, we did it.
 Eco Fashion World interview - I am yet to hear/ see...
My set-up for the tradeshow.... (Ask me about my neighbours next door...)

So, it was whirlwind of fun - glad I was a part of it; and glad it is finished... 

Posted by Jolanta


  1. This is awesome! I love your blog!

  2. Thank you, Eva - glad you've stumbled upon it..