Handcrafted paper gowns on display in Vancouver

Langara students designs inspired by esigners such as Versace, Dior and Gucci

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Twenty-four handcrafted gowns made entirely of paper are on display at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver.

Students enrolled in the Design Formation program at Langara College are showcasing their artwork as part of the sixth annual Paper Couture Exhibition.

The artists had only four weeks and 16 class hours to research and re-create ab original piece inspired by designers such as Versace, Dior and Gucci — using only a variety of recyclable materials.

“The students experiment and explore couture fashion history, and they problem-solve to find solutions and techniques to work with a variety of everyday and common materials to re-create these haute couture gowns as paper sculptures,” said instructor Kevin Smith.

READ MORE: Vancouver Fashion Week apologizes after seeking models with 20-inch waists

Student Annise Hui said the experience has taught her to be patient with her ideas.

“Success comes from constant exploration,” Hui said.

The public can vote for their favour dress at oakridgecentre.com and be entered in a draw to win a $500 shopping spree. The winning student will receive a $500 bursary.

The gowns will be on display until May 12.



joti.grewal@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Students in the Design Formation program at Langara College display their paper designs at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver. (Oakridge)

Just Posted

Junior hockey back, as Flames host exhibition

Ice Hawks visit Maple Ridge on Aug. 23

Resident asks Maple Ridge council to skip UBCM reception

Doesn’t want politicians to attend China-sponsored event

The scenic route through Maple Ridge

Winding Fern Crescent offers relaxing views

Bulldogs defeat Ridge Meadows Royals

Exhibition game proved to be challenging for both teams

Pitt Meadows man attacked on Lougheed Highway

Ridge Meadows RCMP not sure if road rage incident

B.C. sockeye returns drop as official calls 2019 ‘extremely challenging’

Federal government says officials are seeing the same thing off Alaska and Washington state

Expanded support to help B.C. youth from care attend university still falling short

Inadequate support, limited awareness and eligibility restrictions some of the existing challenges

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians

Statistics Canada says new Canadians made up about one-fifth of the voting population in 2016

Cross-examination begins for B.C. dad accused of killing young daughters

Andrew Berry is charged in the deaths of six-year-old Chloe and four-year-old Aubrey in 2017

Dog attacked by river otters, Penticton owner says

Marie Fletcher says her dog was pulled underwater by four river otters in the Penticton Channel

BC SPCA overwhelmed with cats, kittens needing homes

Large number of cruelty investigations, plus normal ‘kitten season’ to blame

Memorial to deceased teen stays in place through Labour Day

Hundreds of tributes have been left at the Walnut Grove skate park

Wife charged in husband’s death in Sechelt

Karin Fischer has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Max

Most Read