Oakridge: brown paper to haute couture

Celebrating it’s fifth year, Oakridge Centre and Langara College recently wrapped up Brown Paper Couture 2018. Demanding presence in Oakridge’s East Galleria stood 22 iconic designer gowns transformed from modest materials into haute couture fashion.

Student’s from Langara’s Design Formation Program were challenged to handcraft paper made gowns entirely of recycled craft paper, coffee filters, cardboard, string, thumbtacks, and other raw materials. Beginning March 12 the exhibition was embraced by media from all over the province including articles in Montecristo Magazine, and Georgia Straight as well as an exclusive four minute segment on CBC’s Your Vancouver with Gloria Macarenko and Breakfast Television.

“Oakridge Centre is thrilled to once again display these magnificent handmade paper gown creations for all of our guests to enjoy,” said Bonney Rempel, Senior Marketing Director, Oakridge Centre. “These extremely talented students gain inspiration from famous fashion designers. The Brown Paper Couture event is truly a stylish and educational exhibition that we are proud to be a part of.”

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