Highlights From VFW FW16 with Revlon Professional

I had the most incredible time at fashion week with Revlon Professional, the official sponsor of Vancouver Fashion Week for the last three seasons. It’s seriously such an honor working with the international beauty brand that I have been such a fan of for years as their Runway Insider. Partnering with them was not even a question. I genuinely LOVE the product and I love that their whole concept is taking this seasons trendsetting hairstyles from the runway to reality.

I loved working with the amazingly talented stylists and working closely with the Revlon Professional team. It’s always exciting to see our local designers in the press room as well as meet and interview the international designers who are flourishing on a global scale. Vancouver is the perfect platform for designers to premiere their collections to an audience that is receptive and open to viewing pieces that push the envelope while having a lot of fun.

Before getting into broadcasting I was a professional dancer performing and competing on stages across North America. Behind the scenes brought me back to that feeling of excitement before a show with a rush of energy filling my body. It was so special to experience behind the scenes of the fashion shows, the importance of hair to a collection and learning about all of the inspirations behind the amazing collections. I’ve put together highlights from my interviews, my favourite hair tutorials that will show you how to take the runway hair styles and create them on yourself at home as well as some memorable photos from the week and some of my favourite pieces and hairstyles from the runway. I hope you enjoy!

 

BRUNETTE SHOWROOM

BRUNETTE SHOWROOM

AKSHAY WADHWA

AKSHAY WADHWA

ELEPHANATICS

Turning the Spotlight toward endangered elephants when ELEPHANTASIA hit the runway!

One of Friday’s highlights at Vancouver Fashion Week was definitely the crowd-pleasing 90’s-themed runway show by Vancouver designer’s Miriam Alden and Ryan Rugsley of Brunette Showroom. The designers debuted their in-house brand Brunette The Label with causal ready-to-wear pieces that included their classic printed sweaters along with BB Dakota and Cupcakes and Cashmere FW16 collections. The audience was signing along to classic hits from Janet Jackson and Madonna while watching models with the half-up bun hair styles hit the runway. One of my favourite, trendy hair styles of the evening that Revlon Professional stylists created for the show.
Delhi-based designer Akshay Wadhwa collection channelled female warriors providing a strong message to inspire and empower women in the workforce. Wadhwa is a strong feminist who believes in an equal opportunity work environment. His collection was inspired by the simplistic elegance of modern Western styles against the grandiose opulence of the Indian palette.
BRUNETTE SHOWROOM

BRUNETTE SHOWROOM

 

OSCAR MENDOZA

OSCAR MENDOZA

Canadian-Mexican designer Oscar Mendoza is one to watchHis FW16 collection was a dose of fantasy, blended with sensuality and orginality. Lace, intricate detailing that accentuated the female form showed a glamorous yet adventurous side. I’m keeping my eye on Mendoza!

Street Style

Street Style

Opening Gala Runway

Opening Gala Runway

Runway

Friday’s Shows

Interviews on the Livestream

Interviews on the Livestream

One of Saturday’s highlights at Vancouver Fashion Week was Peruvian designer Noe Bernacellis FW16 collection. A local media outlet shot a commercial during the beginning of Bernacelli’s show garnering much attention and press. The emcee got the crowd on their feet while his first look hit the runway!

Noe Bernacelli

Noe Bernacelli FW16 Collection 

Vancouver Fashion Week FW16, Opening Gala Backstage, Ed Ng Photography

Designer AKSHAY WADHWA surprised me with one of his Indian clutches as a gift on camera in the press room, meant to strengthen, inspire and empower women in the workforce.

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Prepping my hair with REVLON PROFESSIONAL products

Watch our highlight reel from the week of events below!

Two-piece outfit | Long floral dress | Black Jacket Styling | Makeup | Hair

Images by Ed Ng Photography