Luxury Canadian designers showcase talent at PARKLUXE 2016
Fashion lovers across the city filled the walls of Calgary's Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in East Village on Saturday Oct. 1, 2016.
Designed by Brad Cloepfil, Canadian Architect Magazine says the building reflects the emergence of a new Calgary. This made Studio Bell a fitting venue for PARKLUXE 2016, a fashion show celebrating the work and promoting the talents of Canadian luxury designers.
The night connected the city's sophisticated fashion lovers with the talented designers through pop-up shops, a champagne raffle and VIP private concert by local artist Run Deer Run. All tickets purchased go directly back towards funding other PARK initiatives including PARKSHOW and PARKSALE.
PARKSHOW is a fashion showcase celebrating the work of emerging Canadian talent, whilst PARKSALE is an outdoor market featuring local artists and designers.
This mainly volunteer-run organization depends hugely on individuals who are passionate about growing the arts and fashion culture in our communities, and includes many day-of volunteers.
All photos by Emily Thwaites.
Published on October 4, 2016.
From left to right: Model Ania Boniecka wears a beautiful dress combining modern edge with romantic femininity from Lauren Bagliore’s new line.
Model Rachel Hardy wears a playful yet sophisticated silk dress from Edmonton designer Malorie Urbanovitch’s line.
Model and fashion editor for FREQ. Magazine Kim Noseworthy wears Floor Length Trench and Hank Knit Oversized Turtleneck by Malorie Urbanovitch.
From left to right: Model Una Filipovic wears intimates from YEAR of the RAM.
One-sleeved white silk never looked so chic. Model Sammy Gardner wears an elegant piece from Okakie’s line.
Model Ania Boniecka wears Oriental Silk Suit Jacket in Wine and Oriental Silk Suit Pant in Wine from Nicole Campre and husband Marc Parrent’s line Okakie.
From left to right: Model Una Filipovic wears a piece by Montreal designer and second runway show opener, Maison Marie Saint Pierre.
Model Rachel Hardy wears the Grey jumpsuit Overlap Blouse Silk in Grey by Okakie.
Model Tessa Greiner wears a stunning dress by Maison Marie Saint Pierre.
From left to right: Model Mark Majeski wears an Italian grey suit from the line Atelier by Ensemble Style.
Model Ying Zhu wears the gorgeous Priscilla: Maxi Shirt Dress with Belt and Scout Moccasin in Black by Calgarian designer Paul Hardy.
Model Sean Clancy wears Vitale Barberis Canonico Italian Hopsack Suit in French Blue from line Atelier by Ensemble Style.
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, was inspired by instrument design and echoes the Canadian landscape, making this a stunning venue for this year’s luxury fashion show.