(NORTH VANCOUVER, BC) – On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 John Casablancas Institute’s (JCI) Fashion Business and Creative Arts graduating class of 2020 is proud to present the Annual Awards Gala and Fashion Show at the Pipe Shop in North Vancouver. The fashion show, Afterlight, will explore a theme of contrast between the best and the worst of the world while showcasing the diverse talents of this year’s graduating class. Business students will be joined by JCI’s Core Design class who will be showcasing their original designs. In addition to the fashion show, winners of the Fashion, Makeup, and Hair program’s Achievement Awards will be announced at the preceding gala.

The bi-annual fashion show is inspired by the topic of climate change, destruction and redemption. Climate change continues to be one of the prevalent discussions of our time, yet the world continues to be ambivalent to the fact. The narrative of the show is a focus on the current state of the world as it enters into a state of chaos amidst the environmental and political disasters. Despite this, the show focuses on cyclical behaviors of nature, and the show transitions from darkness and into lightness. By the end, the narrative enters a state of betterment and the theme is abloom with lightness and color.

Upon arrival, guests will be invited to sip on refreshments from the bar while browsing silent auction prizes from amazing vendors (vendors TBA). With a continued commitment to support Covenant House’s mission to provide love and support to Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk youth, all net proceeds will benefit Covenant House Vancouver. For more information about the organization and the work that they do, please visit https://www.covenanthousebc.org/.

The Pipe Shop venue is located at 115 Victory Ship Way in North Vancouver, with parking available at the Pinnacle Hotel or Londsdale Quay parkade. Doors will open at 6pm on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, and the event begins at 7pm. Advance tickets are $25 CAD and current JCI students can purchase admission for $15 CAD. They can be purchased by contacting Marley at marley.justus@gmail.com, or at the door for $30 CAD.

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