Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Fashion Night Out Vancouver

Hellooooo Vancouver!

September is now upon us and along with the fall weather, back to school shopping, and ecstatic parents, this month brings with it the most exciting season of all... Fashion Week Season!

This Thursday, September 6, 2012, to mark the beginning of Fashion Week Season, Vancouver is participating in its very first Fashion Night Out. FNO is an iconic shopping extravaganza celebrated all over the world. What originated in New York in 2009, as a means to support the fashion industry and restore consumer confidence after the recession, is now a global initiative participated in by over 4700 retailers.

Vancouverites are encouraged to join shoppers all over the world to celebrate a night of fashion shopping glam.  The night will launch at 5:30pm with a fashion show at CBC's Studio 40 featuring Vancouver designers such as Jason Matlo and Jacqueline Conoir, then shoppers hit the streets until 10 to take advantage of special deals, complimentary gifts, and live entertainment.

The main districts are Robson Street and Alberni Street between Burrard and Thurlow, but other participates outside of these areas are also participating. You can visit the Fashion Night Vancouver Website for more details on locations and schedules.  There will also be an after party at Bar None in Yaletown.

While all this information may be news to you, us fashionistas all over the city have been partaking in satellite events during the past few months to gear us up for this fabulous night. Take a look at some pictures below at a couple events put on by the fabulous Florence Leung of Fashion Showcase.


Some of the contestants' finished products at the FNO Stylist Competition

Some of the designer creations from the FNOV Designer Competition


Results from the head-to-head 5 minute designer creation challenge


Get your shopping feet ready to enjoy this iconic shopping event.

Hope I've done my best to rev you up for Fashion Night Out on Thursday!.  Come say Hi to me on Alberni Street where I will be covering all of the action for the Social Life Magazine!!  I'll be looking for fashionably fun people to interview, so make sure to come by.

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