Image by Ron Sombilon Gallery
photos by Ron Sombilon Gallery
This Charity Benefitting Concert Gala is the premier red carpet event of Western Canada. Not just a fashion show, not just a concert, FMA Vancouver is a fusion of catwalk and concert set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful and trend setting cities.
Canadian comedian and actress Ellie Harvie and ET Canada’s Erin Cebula are hosting this year’s FMA Vancouver. The media duo will present ‘Sky 360’, the airy incarnation of fashion runway, live music and art performance held on September 27, 2008 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Sky 360 re-lives the old world glamour of travel as each segment celebrates the excitement of jet-setting and far away destinations along with an eco-green theme.
The whole venue at The Centre will be transformed into an exhilarating airport scene with staff in ’60s and ’70s-inspired airline uniforms designed by Jolie Chan of Jolie Couture.
Terminal 1 – Trans Canada – an exclusively Canadian roster of designers, musicians and artists.
Terminal 2 – Mile High – a provocative selection of lingerie and bathing suits.
Terminal 3 – Eco Green – featuring designers who are taking eco-couture to the next level.
Terminal 4 – Elite Star – first class finale of high profile designers.
International designers include Betsey Johnson, Wolford and Calvin Klein, while national stars join their ranks such as TV’s ‘Making it Big’ winner Jason Matlo, Bikini-designer extraordinaire, Anna Kosturova, Canada’s Project Runway designer judge Shawn Hewson’s ‘Bustle’, winner Evan Biddell, and runner-up Carlie Wong. Further locally-based stars include Nicole Bridger, Elroy Apparel, Evan & Dean, Odd Molly, Jacqueline Conoir and Mellinda Mae Harlingten. Also featuring top graduates from Kwantlen University College and Helen Lefeaux School of Fashion Design.
This year’s beneficiary is the Canadian Make Poverty History as part of Bono and Bob Geldof’s international campaign to eradicate global poverty, and The WordLoveWorldLove Project that connects Canadian children with children in developing countries who have been impacted by crisis.