Vancouver Fashion Week celebrated another season of multiculturalism with up-and-coming designers on its runways. This year, two Filipina designers joined numerous emerging and established designers from around the world; Krizia Jimenez and Tia Lacson showcased their collections that feature a wide range, from high-quality evening wear designs to unconventional high street style.
Jimenez (left) and Lacson (right) at Vancouver Fashion Week 2018
We chat with the Manila-based and Bacolod-based designers to find out more about the inspirations behind their collections, their creative processes, and what to expect from them post-VFW.
Describe to us the experience of showcasing your work at Vancouver Fashion Week.
Krizia: It’s been quite overwhelming. Almost like a never-ending rollercoaster ride. I have to admit; I have to kick myself sometimes. It’s been tough, a lot of hard work but it’s all worth it. Starting small, learning and just grew from there.
Tia: Being able to showcase your collection and your work of art, on an international scale was an experience I definitely would find hard to forget. It was exciting, exhausting, and emotional. But once you finally see your models wearing your creations, see people applauding and hear great feedback from the guests, it all becomes worth it.