DEPESHA partners with the Vancouver Fashion Week as the International Media Sponsor for the Spring/Summer 2015 showcase from September 15th to 21st, 2014. Described by the industry as “no ordinary periodical”, DEPESHA is proud to join forces with the fastest growing fashion week in the world. With over 25,000 guests including industry insiders, buyers, media, and VIPs from over 30 global fashion capitals, this biannual seven days city-wide event is rapidly becoming the must-attend networking opportunity in North America.
“Our compatibility goes far beyond the stellar social media statistics, complimentary demographics and scope of interest in fashion and arts. DEPESHA and VFW share an appreciation for the grassroots cultural efforts and we both honor an individual’s desire to manifest their creative potential. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration,” comments Stephan R. Rabimov, founder and editor-in-chief of DEPESHA.
The current VFW runway lineup includes Andrea Lazzari (Italy), Atiz (USA), Elise Lucas (Belgium), George Styler (Serbia), Green Embassy (Australia), Hong Kiyoung (South Korea), Jaesun Chung (UK), Priscille Canivet, Joffrey Mongin and Laura Laval (France), Lubov Tumanova (Belarus) as well as a number of up-and-coming Canadian designers such as Oscar Mendoza, Evan Clayton, Nikki Babie and Connally McDougall.
“As a global fashion event, our core values are to promote and facilitate the exposure of creativity and fashion prodigy, regardless of geographical or socio-economic boundaries. The partnership between Vancouver Fashion Week and DEPESHA is forged from the shared belief that the showcase of emerging fashion talent should take absolute priority in shaping the fashion industry,” says Jamal Abdourahman, VFW’s executive producer.
VFW has worked diligently on its mission of promoting multiculturalism and nurture up and-coming talent. We deeply share a commitment to identify and support new designers across accessible and reputable global platforms. We both also acknowledge and nurture fashion’s potential to be an effective tool of intercultural dialogue. DEPESHA and VFW is a natural alliance. We look forward to sharing Vancouver Fashion Week with the world.
We invite DEPESHA audiences to follow this extraordinary event from September 15th to 21st via depesha.com
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DEPESHA is a contemporary Russian expatriate culture magazine at the intersection of fashion, art, literature, and modernity. Over the last four years we have curated the American program for the Aurora Fashion Week in St. Petersburg including Thom Browne’s first-ever showcase in Russia, supported the launch of Nicola Formichetti’s pop-up store in New York City with BOFFO Foundation, collaborated with Fashion Institute of Technology’s Museum of Fashion and San Francisco based Academy of Art University on a variety of initiatives, and served as a media partner of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Russia, Mercedes Benz Kiev Fashion Days as well as Korean Preview, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival, Fashion Art Toronto among other prominent international fashion events. We continue to seek out most exciting opportunities to introduce our audience to a wide range of designers, artists, and points of view.