NICOLE BRIDGER – ECO FASHION WEEK 2012 – Covered by Brian Constantine, SCN Blogger
Fashion week has officially wrapped up this season. Vancouver’s ECO Fashion Week’s Fifth Season was a hit once again; showcasing local designers and artists who are committed to sustainability and environmental issues. To kick off this season, EFW chose the very talented Nicole Bridger, one of Vancouver’s leader in eco-fashion. Every detail is thought out and fabrics are sustainable and socially conscious. In fact, ninety percent of the line is manufactured right here in Vancouver, the remaining produced in fair trade factories overseas.
“Nicole Bridger is a fashion line for a new generation of women who want to look effortlessly chic while maintaining a commitment to the earth and its people.”
Nicole’s shows are known to be engaging and unique, and this time was no less. The show took place in Vogue Theatre, in the heart of downtown Vancouver. I have attended Nicole’s shows in the past, but this is the first time I’ve ever witnessed a fashion show in a theatre.
This season Bridger was inspired by Kali, a Hindu deity, who represents the death and destruction of habits and ignorance. Working with choreographer Heather L. Gray, Nicole was able to put on a memorable show for everyone that evening.
This collection is feminine, refine, and maternity friendly. Corals and blues and a floral print. Looks are effortlessly chic and very comfortable. Think high-fashion Lululemon, if you may.
The choice to use dancers along with models truly captivates the movement of each garment. Performing alongside the soundtrack of Oh Land’s album, the show was powerful and beautifully executed. Needless to say the show ended with a standing ovation.