Saturday, September 24, 2011

Emerging Designers Shine at Western Canada Fashion Week

The second night of Western Canada Fashion Week truly spotlighted Edmonton's fashion community with a Whyte Avenue retail showcase, Emerging Designer competition, A restyled collection from March 2011's Goodwill Stylist's Competition winners, last season's Emerging Designer winner Andrea De Ocampo's collection and the TK Couture swimwear collection.

Last year's Emerging Designer winner, Andrea De Ocampo high-fiving her model's backstage. De Ocampo debuted her first full collection as part of her 1st place prize from winning the contest in March 2011 at Western Canada Fashion Week.

Andrea De OCampo Collection

Andrea De OCampo Collection

Andrea De OCampo Collection

17 year-old designer Andrea De Ocampo was incredibly humble and appreciative,
"You'll all be part of my history tonight."

The Emerging Designer Contest is a Western Canada Fashion Week tradition that gives local designers the opportunity to showcase their talents. The first place winner receives:

- The opportunity to show their debut collection at the Spring 2012 WCFW

- A $500 scholarship for any class at MC College and $200 gift certificate for products
and services at MC College.

Celebrity judges of the Emerging Designer Competition, James Kershaw, Makeup Artist; Stacey Boruk, Co-owner of Bamboo Ballroom; Bridget Smatlan, Designer for Fridget Apparel.
Third Place wining design in the Emerging Designer Competition by designer Beth Anne Pedersen.
2nd Place winning design in the Emerging Designer Competition by designer Laura Molinz.

Va va voom! 1st Place Winning Design in the Emerging Designer Contest by designer Patience Soyege.

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