White Night Fashion Designers

Corinna Chow

Corinna Chow – Parasol Designs

 

Designer Corinna Chow graduated from Marvel College's Fashion and Apparel Production Program in 2009 and has been slowly making her way into Edmonton's fashion scene with her brand Parasol. Corinna's most recent highlight has been taking 3rd place at the EDM Spring Classic which took place in April 2011 and showcased many of Edmonton's other talented local designers. Inspired by anything and everything cute and lovely, Parasol can occasionally be found at Bamboo Ballroom, at her 104th Street studio and online at Facebook.com/parasol.designs

Genette Salgado Genette Salgado

 

Genette graduated with a BA in Anthropology from the University of Alberta before moving to Vancouver, BC to attend the intensive fashion design program at Blanche Macdonald’s Centre for Applied Design. She has interned with Vancouver-based eco-designer, Nicole Bridger, Vancouver design house, Obakki, and Project Runway Canada’s, Genevieve Graham. In 2009, Salgado was selected to present her work at BC Fashion Week’s Youth in Fashion Showcase. This past spring Genette had the opportunity to show her 3rd collection, to rave reviews, in her hometown of Edmonton during Western Canada Fashion Week. She is currently working on her Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Rebecka Pichoch

Rebecka Pichoch

 

Rebecka has a vision and imagination straight out of this universe. Acquiring her first sewing machine at the age of nineteen, she went on to successfully complete Marvel College’s fashion program in 2007. Spring 2008 marked her first collection in Western Canadian Fashion Week (WCFW). This was just the beginning. Soon after she accomplished Marvel’s makeup course and hair design program. An inspired career led her to participating in Western Canadian Fashion Week in 2010 with a collection called “Veil My Secret” inspired by Mark Sheppard, a creative mastermind in the entertainment industry. Watch for her this fall once again gracing the runways of WCFW.

Kelsey McIntyre

Kelsey McIntyre – Serendipity

 

Kelsey attended the Fashion Design program at Marvel College and graduated at the top of her class. After her apprenticeship with Kathleen Todoruk of Todoruk Designs, she was asked to stay on as a design assistant, which she gladly accepted. In the evenings she was working on her own designs, taking in clients and building her own reputation. After a year and a half with Todoruk designs, it was time to make her own way. She began working with brides, creating for them the dress of their dreams. Then she created the line Serendipity - a ready to wear line to cater to popular demand. Kelsey McIntyre’s love of all things vintage flows into Serendipity. She is unashamedly girly and designs clothes that reflect this love. You can now find the Serendipity line at several stores in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario. It is also available through Kelsey’s website www.kelseymcintyre.com.

Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans

 

Tanya Evans, who grew up in central Alberta, was always a creative person growing up but didn't realize her love of fashion until she took a course in high school. After learning the basics the sky was the limit. Later she attended the fashion program at Olds College, after which she took time off to raise her family. She freelanced for five years, and then decided that she needed a competitive edge. She completed the fashion program at Marvel College and now she designs, produces, and merchandises her own clothing line "TDRE".

Trisha M. Pasnak

Trisha M. Pasnak

 

Trisha has spent the better part of the last decade honing her fashion and design skills. A graduate from both the B.A. (classics) program at the University of Alberta and the Fashion Design and Merchandising program at Vancouver’s Art Institute, her flair and thoughtfulness are evident in her garments and collections. Inspired by her travels, “Old Hollywood” and mid-century style, Trisha’s clothes are a carefully crafted nod to the golden age of glamour. Her strong sense of community has lead her to become involved with different charitable organizations, such as the Humane Society (“Cruel Vs. Cool” campaign) and making a donation of some evening dresses of her own design to forthcoming graduates in Slave Lake, many of whom lost their own garments in the recent wildfire. Currently living in Edmonton, she runs a free-lance business operation which includes clothing and web design. (www.pasnak.com).

Nomin Gantumur

Nomin Gantumur – Handcuffs Required

 

Upon her graduation from Marvel College Nomin is following her dream doing exactly what she is doing right now. Designing and illustrating. Her accomplishments include winning the Silver medals at Provincial Skills Canada Competition in 2008 and 2009 for Fashion Technology and most recently Emerging Designer Contest at Western Canadian Fashion Week in Spring 2010 season. Her debut collection Handcuffs Required is and edgy specialty brand inspired by 1950's pinup and pop culture. She combines sleek, silhouettes with fun embellishments, such as leather, fur and feathers to create a grungy, bad girl aesthetic

Cherie Howard

Cherie Howard

 

Cherie Howard is a local Edmonton fashion designer who specializes in avant-garde clothing for the unusual and strange. Her street style can be described as simply elegant with a twist of eccentricity. Cherie Howard has been an active player in Edmonton’s fashion scene since 1993. She holds no valid fashion design certification but instead possesses 16 years of hands on experience, which proves to be one of her greatest strengths rather than a weakness. Cherie explains, “Sewing is in my blood, passed down by my mother and grandmother. I am well rounded with my skill set and I do however have certification in hairstyling, business management and graphic design with an emphasis on fashion of course. Most recently I have been utilizing my skills in photography, which I have been dabbling in since 2004.” You can see Cherie Howard’s work during Edmonton Fashion Week or at one of many local Edmonton art shows such as Form vs. Function sporadically throughout the year. A couple of Cherie’s future goals include owning her own design house and participating in Toronto fashion week.

Janine Desjardins

Janine Desjardins

 

Originally from Spirit River Alberta, Janine acquired her diploma in Fashion Design and Apparel Production in 2009. Shortly after she participated in various fashion shows, including Edmonton Fashion Week, and HEART Beat, as well as local fundraising galas. Her upcoming shows include Vancouver Fashion week in November 2011 to show her Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Her design aesthetic blends tailoring, hand sewn glass beading, innovative texturing, an array of natural fibers, and hand dyed fabric. Janine has an artistic style so unique it defies classification.