Western Canada Fashion Week: Tickets, Schedules & Parties

Western Canada Fashion Week starts this week.

When: Thursday, March 24 – Thursday, March 31. Shows nightly at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Arrive early to peruse the Style Gallery showcasing goods from retailers like Miss Boss, Arbonne, Craving Color, Stella & Dot and Café Leva.
Where: Transalta Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue)

A fashion week pass ($85) grants you access to all the shows or you can buy individual tickets ($18) for each show.

The gals from the blog, A Pleasury of… A-Lines and B-Lines, have been interviewing designers and boutique owners to take you behind the scenes of Fashion Week on the official Western Canada Fashion Week blog. It’s absolutely worth the read.

The official after party, Splash!, will be taking place at North Point (10507 109 Street – formerly Donovan’s Fashions).  Splash! features a silent auction of artwork and fashion to raise dollars for Latitude 53, a contemporary visual culture that celebrates and supports art in Edmonton. The party takes place on Friday, April 1. Advance tickets ($25) now on sale.  

When the catwalk closes, head to the designer sample sale at Planet Ze Design Centre (10050-80 Avenue). Sale takes place Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 from 12pm-6pm.

Western Canada Fashion Week Schedule

Thursday, March 24 Collections
Andrea DeOcampo – Singer
Old Strathcona Showcase
Stylist Contest sponsored by Goodwill Industries of Alberta
Emerging Designer Contest Winner Sept 2010 Handcuffs Required by Nomin Gantumur

Friday, March 25 Collections
Sibel Thrasher – Singer Vancouver
West Edmonton Mall Showcase
Aman Dhaly – Calgary
Posta Ready to Wear – BoCCey Jewelry
Nazila Couture
Stanley Carrol - Mens and Womens

Saturday, March 26 Collections
Celebrity Showcase
124th ST Showcase
Just Me – Jenna Marie – Handbags
Cheri Howard
Judith and Oscar Garsia – Flamenco En Vivo

Sunday, March 27 Salon Showcase
Salon Montage
Eveline Charles Academy
MC College
Chrome Spa Salon / Beauty Lounge
Rain Salon
Aveda Academy
Salon on 6th
Ricci Hair Co.

Monday, March 28 Makeup Showcase
Firefly Theatre and Circus
Fantasy Makeup Competition Fall 2010 winner Cora Whitford
Fantasy Hair Competition
Temna Fialka by Natasha Lazarovic
Costume Competition
Elise Truong Sweet Carousel Corsetry and Apparel

Tuesday, March 29 Collections
Rebecka Pichoch My Secret
Lisa Marie Sciroli
Genette Salgado
Sessa by Tressa Heckbert
Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto presented by High Grade Clothing

Wednesday, March 30 Collections
DionneDionne – Calgary
Malorie Urbanovitch
Kelly Madden

Thursday, March 31 Collections
Kelsey McIntyre
Jessica Halabi
Emogene Couture – Calgary
Joeffer Caoc – Toronto presented by My Filosphy