Difficulties such as how to take a week off work and not get fired, organize daily duties to happen between 9 a.m. and noon so as to allow four hours to prepare for that days runway posing, pre-packing snacks and beverages to get through that long 4 to 9:30 p.m. stretch without gnawing at your new manicure, and the most difficult task of coordinating seven different outfits that represent your personal style in a fresh way every day!
Nadia + Zehra
Last March – Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 – attendees feasted on the colourful chaos that was Nadia Mustafa and Zehra Mustafa’s streetwear line. The New Zealand twins crashed hard into the taste wall and assaulted our senses with Lego headpieces, colourful feathers, googly glasses and a big ‘fuck you bitch’ all over.
Since their last Vancouver appearance, the Twins have relocated to Bologne, Italy, where they have begun a fashion collaboration with 30 year fashion industry veteran Angela Mele Milano, who will be investing in their brand.
Veronica Fujimoto is a Peruvian designer who studied at the prestigious Mod’Art fashion design school in Lima, Peru. Her works blend tradition alpaca and cotton based fabrics with Japanese cuts and styling and she imbues the pieces with a subtle cheekiness by adding cheerful prints of hearts, birds and flowers.
(This article by Helen Siwak was originally published at VancityBuzz.com)