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Students in spotlight of Eco Fashion Week 2017

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April 06, 2017

On March 31, 2017, eight students from LaSalle College Vancouver(LCV)’s Yaletown campus and Renfrew campus presented their garments for “Fairmont Waterfront Chic Sheet challenge” and kicked off the night at Eco Fashion Week 2017.

Students used recycled hotel bed sheets and Tintex dyes to create a collection of runway ready garments. This year, to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, student designers also drew inspirations from Canada’s nature and its diverse cultures.

This year, instead of walking down the runway, models showcased the garments on eight live stages. So the judges and audience can walk freely around the models and get a close look on the details, and appreciate the design.

We were amazed by the designers’ craftsmanship and how their creativity transformed plain bed sheets into these funky, elegant and edgy looks! It’ hard to believe that they were once old, plain and wrinkly bed sheets.

JinJu Ha, Fashion design student from LCV’s Yaletwon campus won the night’s JUDGES’ VOTE and won a $1000 prize. There is also a PUBLIC VOTE opening right now, until April 14 on ECO Fashion Week’s website. Head over to vote for your favorite design now!


Picture | Haley Yoon designed a dress that bounces and swings in unique movements. It symbolized diversity and unity of our unique Canadian identity.

Picture | Left - Christa Granneman’s elegant night gown drew inspiration from the Victorian era, she used a unique hand sew technique called smocking that looks like scales to represent another inspiration – salmon.
Picture | Middle - Rodica Goreea drew inspirations from the native land, she used multiple earthy tones to represent layers of rocks from the mountains and the strength that the natives possess. 
Picture | Right - Ryan Li designed a red, flowy dress with long train and pattern detail looks like the veins and colour from maple leaves - a symbol of our diverse cultural backgrounds that blend in altogether. 

Picture | LaSalle College Vancouver student JinJu Ha and her winning design of the "Fairmont Waterfront Chic Sheet Challenge 2017"


Congratulations to all the student designers, you are all winners in helping raise awareness to sustainable design and eco-consciousness!

For more photos from this event, click HERE

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