EASING INTO THE SEASON – SPRING/SUMMER 13

Photography: Alex Beraru – Pristine13

Stylist: Linda Sui Lem – The Mavric

Hair & Make Up: Douglas Cressman

Model: Brittany W – Artists Within

S/S 13

Top: Caitlin Power Available At Leo Boutique
Skirt: Wilfred Available At Aritzia
Bracelet: Mealan

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Romper: Free People – Available At Chinook Mall
Blouse: Vintage
Sweater: Available At H&M
Necklace: Vivenne Westwood – Available At Firoz
Bracelet: Karolinas-Style.Ca

RETAILERS

LEO BOUTIQUE
810 – 16 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

ARITZIA – CHINOOK MALL 

MEALAN
1518 – 4 ST SW, Calgary, AB

FREE PEOPLE – CHINOOK MALL

H&M – TD SQUARE

FIROZ
1
005 – 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

CALGARY FASHION MEDIA & CALGARYFASHION.CA LAUNCH INDUSTRY AWARDS WITH HONORARY MERIT OF CALGARY FASHION ICONS

Kimberley Jev, Director of Calgary Fashion Media and leading fashion website CalgaryFashion.ca announce the launch of the Calgary Fashion Industry Awards. We kick off the first installment of the Calgary Fashion Industry Awards for 2011 with the Calgary Fashion Industry (Honorary) Awards.

As ambassadors of the industry, Calgary Fashion would like to honor and reward Calgary’s foundation of fashion professionals who have stood through the test of time with hard work and a steady dedication to their craft. We will also be hosting a unique online event that spans over the remaining days of December where our readers will get the chance to vote and reward Calgary’s up and coming members of the fashion industry today.

Up close and personal with a steady hand in the scene, Calgary Fashion has interacted for 4 solid years with the industries top boutiques, designers, bloggers, journalists and stylists as well as covered some of the hottest fashion events to date in the city. The Calgary Fashion Industry Awards  aims to celebrate the cities finest.

“Calgary is on the verge of exploding as a top city in Canada,” says Jev,  ”if we do not recognize the individuals who have put in the leg work for the up and coming, it will always seem as though we have had no real fashion in the city. The first installment of the awards, the Calgary Fashion Industry “Honorary” Awards is about recognizing the people who have maintained fashion careers in the city, honed their craft in the city and worked diligently and professionally with others locally and internationally. It’s time for us to celebrate the professionals who have given us a reason to exist as a fashion publication in Calgary.”

CALGARY FASHION INDUSTRY (HONORARY) AWARDS 2011 

HONORARY 
FASHION BLOGGER 

 KD Faustino (The Girl With The Messy Hair)

HONORARY
FASHION JOURNALIST 

 Malwina Gudowska

HONORARY
FEMALE MODEL 

Heather Marks (Mode Models) 

HONORARY
HAIR STYLIST 

Phillip Elliott (Chrome Hair Design)

HONORARY
INTERIOR DESIGNER 

Alykhan Velji (Alykhan Velji Designs)

HONORARY
JEWELLERY DESIGNER

Manuel Galvez (Designs By Manuel) 

HONORARY
MAKE-UP ARTIST

Tara Anand (Artists Within)

HONORARY
MALE MODEL

Chad White (Mode Models) 

HONORARY
MENS BOUTIQUE

O’Connors

HONORARY
MENSWEAR DESIGNER

Haithem Kaadiki (KAADIKI)

HONORARY
PERSONAL SHOPPER/WARDROBE SPECIALIST

Kim Flanagan (SOUTHCENTRE MALL)

HONORARY
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER

Colin Way 

HONORARY
STYLISTS

Carl Abad & Leah Van Loon

HONORARY
WOMENS BOUTIQUE

Thomas and Truba

HONORARY
WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER

Paul Hardy 

Stay tuned as we get ready to release the Calgary Fashion Industry (Readers Choice) Awards; where our readers vote for the best of Calgary Fashion for  2011!

- Award Illustration by Garrett Naccarato 

ARTISTS WITHIN FASHION CAMP 2011 (SPONSORED)

FASHION CAMP 2011

July 4th – 8th

9AM – 5PM

Experience Artists Within’s Fashion Camp this summer! This exciting day camp is for ages 13 to 18! This intensive, once in a lifetime, five-day, hands on fashion experience is taught by numerous experts from the industry.

Educators include famous local makeup and hair artists, top models, local photographers, designers and fashion stylists! Famous local bloggers, fashion PR/ marketing, editors, health and nutritionists!

Over the course of five days you will:

  • •Shop with local fashion stylists!
  • •Learn from top models how to walk the runway and move in front of the camera
  • •Have a question period with the Educators!
  • •Learn the top tips for hair and makeup
  • •Create your own “signature” piece of clothing to wear during your photoshoot
  • •Discover insider secrets- from specific college business courses to seek out, valuable sites and blogs to bookmark and follow, resources for securing internships and hands-on work experience
  • •And much, much more…..

Contact Crystal Mckenzie at Artists Within @ 403-667-0457 or awmodels@artistswithin.com for all of the details.

Space is limited! Call today! www.artistswithin.com

Setsugetsuka- A Community Movement

If ever there were a job that seemed unattainable, fashion designer would be it. If ever there were a place where it is desperately difficult to find your feet as a young fashion designer, Calgary would be it. Even still, the last few seasons in local fashion have shown just how enthusiastic and motivated our home-grown designers can be. Despite overwhelming odds, our city of oil companies and cowboys now garners considerable praise for its creative gumption.

Now, picture a student, interested in fashion with fingers in every pot. Ashley Quan is a fibre major entering her last year at ACAD. She is also a model working for local artists conglomerate Artists Within, a blogger, a painter, and a fashion designer with ambitions to become a runway coordinator after getting her masters degree.

So how does one find success in an industry so fickle with so much responsibility? “You have to have the right connections” Quan admits. However, the most valuable connections aren’t necessarily those with the deepest pockets or the widest social network.

Besides her regular, packed schedule, Quan still manages to reflect on the importance of exploring and honouring your heritage, a realization which led her to the creation of Setsugetsuka, a night of fashion and dance taking place on August 26. As a frequent volunteer for events like PARKSHOW and artaWEARness***, Quan has relied on the tight-knit artist community in Calgary for help in putting her first fashion show together.

“Being in the arts student community, I always seem to find people willing to help out.” states Quan. Demonstrating the willingness of our community to nurture art and creativity, the night will also feature a dance performance by local crew Grim Reminder, as well as performances by five other local dancers.

Taking place in the Engineered Air Theatre at the Epcor Centre, the show will pay homage to her Asian heritage, showcasing a textile project that has been two years in the making. Quan specializes in printing silks, and the show will feature silks and silk jackets hand dyed using traditional techniques, showing images inspired by the works of Katsushika Hokusai.

Hokusai was an incredibly talented Japanese painter who successfully portrayed ideas such as movement and atmosphere in the solid and motionless medium of wood.  In addition to the theme of movement celebrated in fashion and dance, the silk jackets Quan will be debuting have been painted to show potentially grotesque Chinese traditions such as foot binding. Through the stylistic beauty of silk dying and painting, the unpropitious themes are seen in a different light.

Quan is excited and looking forward to her debut,  or what she calls, her coming out party. she admits that at times, she has found herself frustrated and discouraged. We can all take heart in the fact that hard work does in fact pay off, and Quan’s upcoming fashion show is a testament to that fact.

She leaves the piece of advice for aspiring designers and fashion lovers of all sorts. “Don’t limit yourself, go as big as you want, and use networking.” Undeniably, it is the spirit of cooperation and generosity that sets Calgary’s fashion community apart, and makes it a wonderful place to grow.

For more information on Setsugetsuka, visit the Facebook Event Page or Visit Ashley Quan’s Blog

Words By Adriana Sveen

Photos By Benjamin Hayden