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Feeling en vogue? There's a free, public fashion show in Vancouver next month

There's even a public modelling contest!
Robson Square Fashion Show DVBIA
Downtown Vancouver will be having a free, public fashion show at Robson Square on August 12, 2022. The show will feature nine local designers and three downtown retailers, including Dipt Kicks.

Ever wanted to rub elbows with the stylish folk at a fashion show? Now you can, for free! 

"Rose & Thorn: Where Fashion Meets Fun" will turn Robson Square into a runway on August 12 from 5-8 p.m., showcasing nine local designers and three downtown retailers.

Downtown’s first free-to-the-public fashion show is organized by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) and will also include drag and dance performances, dancing, live music and a public modelling contest, where anyone from the audience can win a luxurious prize.

Inspired by fashion weeks around the world, the show will have pink florals trail along the runway with large digital screens overlooking the show, details a DVBIA news release.

A variety of Vancouver vogue will parade down the runway, from streetwear to unisex apparel, featuring iconic Vancouver brands like Dipt Kicks.

Vancouverites will also get a chance to show off their modelling skills at the “Walk the Runway” contest with prizes from Lumiére Spa, Lucid Motors, Mine and Yours, Good Co. Bars and Stock and Supply Vancouver.

Here's the full designer lineup:

Local Designers

  • Carlie Wong
  • Pattern Nation
  • Thirty-Seven East
  • Sleepless Mindz
  • She Means Business
  • Oge Ajibe
  • Shawna McLellan
  • Uwi Twins
  • Lav + Kush

Local Retailers

  • Dipt Kicks
  • Shelley Klassen
  • American Eagle

Rose & Thorn: Where Fashion Meets Fun

When: August 12 from 5-8 p.m.

Where: Robson Square

Cost: Free