Tickets are on sale now for Victoria Fashion Week kick off event on Feb. 25 at The Atrium.

Kick off to Fashion Week

The Atrium will host the kick off event for the Victoria Fashion Week Feb. 25, showcasing local designers and models.

It will be fashion-filled night to remember as Victoria comes together to celebrate our local designers at the Victoria Fashion Week kick off event Feb. 25 at the Atrium.

Victoria Fashion Week Producer Joseph Gonyeau – coordinator of the 2014 and 2015 Fashion Splash smash hit runway shows – felt inspired to bring a Fashion Week to Victoria.

“The expectation for Fashion Week is perfection and that it project what fashion should be, rather than what it is,” said Gonyeau. “Fashion in Victoria is emerging, so the idea with this show, is to cultivate it.”

The event will feature 20 models wearing offerings from 10 local designers walking down a 80-foot catwalk.

The two-hour event will serve as the official kick-off to Fashion Week set to debut in the Fall of 2017.

“We’re making this a launch event, we’re going to do one show and we’re going to make it amazing,” he said. “The look (of the show) is going to look like most fashion shows, but the designers and the models are really what make up our show.”

Leading up to the event, Victoria Fashion Week will host a film screening in conjunction with the Victoria Film Festival at the Vic Theatre on Feb. 23. The screening will feature Advanced Style, a documentary examining the lives of seven unique New Yorkers who helped shaped the fashion scene.

During intermission, a silent auction will be held with proceeds going to support the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC).

“People should be able to wear whatever they like without worrying about the threat of verbal or physical assault,” said Gonyeau. “The launch events are a great way to celebrate bodies positively, and to help raise money and awareness for this cause through the VSAC.” Regular and VIP tickets are available for the preview events taking place Feb. 20 to 25.  For more information visit victoriafashionweek.com

 

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