Vancouver, BC–South Asian Fashion Week (SAFW) returns for its second year of runway shows from March 1 to 3, 2019 at the Plaza of Nations (750 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver). The three-day fashion event will fire up the runway on Friday, March 1 with an evening gala featuring Indian luxury fashion brand Falguni Shane Peacock. Tickets are now available at www.safw.ca
“Priyanka Chopra, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyoncé and many Bollywood celebrities have worn couture pieces by Falguni Shane Peacock,” says co-founder Cindy Khella. “At SAFW, our goal is to showcase the versatility of South Asian fashion. We invited the design duo behind Falguni Shane Peacock to open the runway show because of their seamless ability to blend Western cuts with Indian embellishments. We’re honoured to host the brand’s first runway show in Canada.”
Runway shows on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, will feature opulent creations by local South Asian designers and brands, as well as Pakistani designer Deepak Perwani. Guests can also enjoy the SAFW Showroom, featuring curated local, independent clothing, jewelry and beauty brands that will be available for purchase on site.
New for guests to explore this year is the Art Gallery Lounge, which will feature a collaborative art exhibit of canvas art, painted fashion and poetry curated by artists Don’t Doze. Guests can also experience the taste of South Asian cuisine from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and more at the SAFW Café. For a lucky few who managed to secure premium tickets, SAFW offers a VIP Lounge that will serve exquisitely crafted cocktails between runway shows.
“Visible representation matters and clothes are one of the best ways to showcase a touch of culture. We feel so proud when we see South Asian clothing on people from various cultural backgrounds,” explains co-founder Farah Hasan. “By celebrating South Asian fashion on the runway, we hope that our non-South Asian friends will feel inspired to add South Asian pieces to their wardrobes from local designers and boutiques.”
About South Asian Fashion Week | www.safw.ca
South Asian Fashion Week (SAFW) celebrates the talent, art and craftsmanship of South Asian fashion designers on the runway. Produced by Cindy Khella, Farah Hasan, and Hartej Dhanda, the event is a creative platform that inspires and defines upcoming South Asian fashion trends in contemporary womenswear, menswear and accessories.
- Falguni Shane Peacock (India)
- Deepak Perwani (Pakistan)
- Armaan DBG
- Sim & Saara
- Pink Rose
- Market Clothing
- Lux Collection
- Baynes + Baker
- masters in leisure
- City Lux
- Heran Design
- Bombay Couture
- In Vogue Fashion Haus
- Maynn Men
- Mehnaz Fine Jewels
- House of Raina