Emerging Designer Competition

On September 20th I participated in Western Canada Fashion Week’s Emerging Designer Competition. I designed a 3 piece, casual outfit and won 3rd place! The 13 other competitors had a large variety of designs and it was a great experience taking part in the competition. 

Photo: Ferd Isaac
Photo: Ferd Isaac

My iceberg inspired design consisted of printed leggings, a silk tank, and knitted sweater.

Photo: GREX Photographic Visuals
Photo: GREX Photographic Visuals

I wanted to create a wearable outfit and was inspired by the shapes and lines of ice and the arctic.

The organic cotton leggings are digitally printed with a glacier photograph. The a-line tank has a low back and raw finished neckline and armholes, it is made from a silk with a lot of volume so it has movement and floats. The open sweater is machine knit with draped pockets and angular, drop-stitch details on the back.

WCFW DesignThis outfit incorporates environmentally conscious features including:

  • certified organic cotton
  • digital printing which doesn’t use water and reduces dye waste and water pollution
  • ‘rescued’ fabric – excess fabric purchased from companies who want to avoid it going to the landfill
  • wool made from recycled fibres that would have otherwise been discarded in the production process
Photo: Kelly Rosborough
Photo: Kelly Rosborough

Thank you to the team who helped bring everything together and to the judges for the recognition! It was great to be part of the event and see the design talent from Edmonton and across Canada!