JULY 11, 2018— After months of planning and promoting, JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts students put together two spectacular fashion shows: Fashion Killa and Where This Flower Blooms. The evening began with Core Design graduates showcasing their latest collections for ss18. There was a variety of unique styles shown at this show: from Drag-inspired looks, street style, and ’90s vibes.
Here is the recap of the JCI Fashion Show:


Core Design student Ried Hepnar opened the show with a collection that was more than fashion. His looks told a story and were inspired by the drag community. Dana Murray, the designer of her label Complex Kids Apparel is a brand inspired by streetwear, making over-sized fashion look better than ever.

Jovia Barnett focuses on contemporary pieces and unique patterns, her mint colour skirt with gold details was definitely a piece that we all obsessed over. Kimberley D’Souza, fashion designer and watch enthusiast showcased her minimalistic meets modern-edge collection, followed by Nairo Gutierrez closing the Core Design show with his futuristic designs.


Fashion Killa embraced streetwear culture and modern styles that were both edgy and rebellious. This show brought its own signature aesthetic to the runway with leather, lace, and sheer looks.

Models were styled in Alexander Wang, Kenzo and wore bold accessories such as chains and long belts.


Ask any millennial which decade was the absolute best for makeup, fashion and music, and they’ll answer with “the ’90s” in a heartbeat.
Bright and neon colours, floral prints, stripes, and playful hairstyles— Where This Flower Blooms was inspired by the ultimate ’90s culture and an overload on this era’s style with a hint of modern edge.

The high pigtail hairstyles and cat-eye sunglasses embraced the trends from this era. The models wore subtle makeup, allowing the audience to focus on their groovy accessories: pom-pom earrings, bucket hats and headbands.

All net proceeds from the night went to Covenant House Vancouver, a non-profit organization that JCI has proudly worked with for years. A huge congratulations to all of our Fashion students and Core Design graduates for hosting an amazing night and a special thank you to Maneli Nourbaksh, Director and Industry Liason, and JCI Fashion Educator, Joan De Raucourt for all their hard work which allowed these students and graduates to put together a fabulous show.

Love fashion and want to make it your career? JCI Institute Vancouver’s Fashion Business & Creative Arts Diploma Program provides students with a comprehensive overview of the fashion industry, combining creative and business elements. This diverse approach gives our fashion school grads a distinct advantage both in knowledge and skill. Prepare for many jobs in the fashion industry, including becoming a fashion buyer, fashion stylist, or for work in fashion merchandising. If becoming a fashion designer is more your speed, choose our Core Fashion Program. This course at our fashion design institute will give you all the skills you need to be a fashion designer. Choose between our fashion programs to find the best fit for you!