Canada’s Breakthrough Designers’ Finalist & School Q&A: Vancouver Community College

This week’s Q&A Blog Post presents Vancouver Community College!

Enjoy. 🙂

VANCOUVER-COMMUNITY-COLLEGE

PHOTO CREDIT: VANCOUVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SHERRY CHEN, LISA GELLERT, ANDREA KORENS, GRACE TANNAHILL

Finalist – Sherry Chen:

What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a design and why?
The most exciting moments about conceptualizing a design is in the inspiration and brainstorming stages, because this is the time I can have the freedom to think and draw whatever I like.

Finalist – Grace Tannahill:

What Télio fabrics did you select for your Lux(e) design and why?
I chose to work with white silk organza, grey satin organza and reflection knit. I was instinctively drawn to the organza and knit because I wanted to juxtapose two silhouettes; one that falls away from the body and one that clings to the body. I like the combination of these three fabrics because of the way that they change when they are viewed in different layered combinations.

School Representative – Andrea Korens: Fashion  Program Coordinator 

What are the reasons that motivated Vancouver Community College’s interest and loyalty towards Télio and its Design Competition for all these years?
Télio’s Design Competition is an amazing opportunity for our students to test their skills on a national scale. Having access to beautiful fabrics and getting to imagine the interesting ways it can be used puts our students’ imaginations to the test. We love seeing what they design! It also acts as a guide to the success of our program as we see our students become finalists in the competition again and again.

In your opinion, what distinguishes your Fashion Design graduates? Why?
What makes VCC graduates special is their combination of technical skills and creative flair. While we focus on technical training in our programming, we allow creative freedom in collection design for our graduate fashion show, which allows our students to explore their particular area of interest.  We also pride ourselves on producing entrepreneurial graduates that find success such as Anna Kosturova, whose crochet bikinis are regularly featured in Sport Illustrated.

See you next Monday!

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