Generation Next fashionistas – Metro US

Generation Next fashionistas

Western Canada’s best up-and-coming fashion designers had a chance to show off their stripes — and their pleats and plaids — at B.C. Fashion Week yesterday.
Dubbed Generation Next, the young, urban designers got to show off pieces from their collection while competing to win mentorships with experienced designers and a spot in the next B.C. Fashion Week in Fall 2008.
Vancouverite Christie Clayton jumped first onto the runway with her collection, which she described as “sophisticated space rock mixed with early 80s romance.”
“My clothes are figure-flattering, fun, and comfortable,” Clayton said.
Lara Presber, an architect-turned-designer from Calgary, strutted her collection out next. “My clothes are a contrast between structure and softness,” she said. “It’s for women who want age-appropriate professional and business clothing.”
Marcy Ross was last, with a collection inspired by nature and nostalgia.
Ross, who is from Victoria, taught herself how to design clothes by stenciling and re-working T-shirts. B.C. Fashion Week wraps up tonight.

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