Refinery29 recently shared a feature article on Fairmont Pacific Rim’s ‘The Art of Design’ fashion showcase, held at The Lobby Lounge in November, 2019. The article, titled ‘How This Vancouver Show Gives Canadian Fashion Its Due’ highlights the all-Canadian lineup of designers including Stephan Caras, Catherine Regehr, Matlo Atelier, MARAM and Rock ’N Karma. The piece speaks to the challenges facing Canadian designers and how Fairmont Pacific Rim and the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA) have partnered to bring Canadian designers together and showcase their work.
“Truth is we’ve got loads of labels worth celebrating. And that’s why local initiatives like the recent Art of Design, a runway presentation featuring looks from a handful of designers, at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, are so important. The hotel’s annual sartorial soriée is now in its eighth year, but three years ago its organizers made a commitment to an all-Canadian lineup of designers by teaming up with the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards (CAFA). “It allows us to showcase the boldness of Canadian fashion and build community for fashion designers across the country,” says Jens Moesker, the regional vice-president and general manager of Fairmont Pacific Rim.”
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