KPU holding annual grad fashion show in mid-April

Mar 27 2018, 11:14 pm

Vancouverites who are eager to discover more of the city’s style scene should definitely check out this upcoming mid-April event at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

According to a press release, 32 studentsĀ from the Wilson School of Design, will have models strutting down the runways in everything from evening wear to lingerie.

Connie Cheng, a student from the Fashion and Technology program, will be one of the graduates as she presents her capsule collection, MAUD.

Cheng said she chose KPU because of the intensive training involved in their bachelor’s program that helps students like her prepare for the workforce.

“Thereā€™s many schools out there that offers like more design-focused, artistic, creative courses but I personally was not that type of person, I want to develop and polish my technical skills,” said Cheng.

Her line draws inspiration from “bleisure wear,” inspired by female travellers who incorporate leisurely activities and business duties, marketed towards young millennials.

Cheng explained why she came up with the nameĀ MAUD, by wanting to reflect some of her personal style through clean and sophisticated designs.

“The name MAUD means ‘powerful battler’ and I just wanted to use a name that wouldnā€™t colour my brand,” said Cheng. “After searching through many different types of names, that was the one that sort of spoke to me.”

The upcoming show will begin on Thursday, April 19 and ends on Friday, April 20. Start grabbing tickets while you can and check out the latest fashion, designed by emerging young local talents.


Model wears MAUD by Connie Cheng outfit, inspired by women who are ‘bleisure’ travellers. (Photo courtesy: Connie Cheng)

2018 Fashion Show at KPU

When: Thursday, April 19 to Friday, April 20

Time: Shows starting from 11 am (doors open early at 10:30 am)

Where: Wilson School of Design ā€” 5600 Kwantlen Street (4th floor), Richmond

Tickets: $20, available online

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