John Casablancas Institute Fashion Business & Creative Arts and Core Design students delivered a creative and dynamic fashion show on January 12th, 2018 at Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver.

Core Design Show

JCI Core Design students Martha Pandelo, Lyndsey Jackson, and Shito Mohammed graduated in September 2017 and made their appearance this Saturday to showcase their latest s/s18 collections.
Martha Pandelo

Martha’s collection showcased minimalistic fashion trends and soft layers. We were inspired by this young designer and her transparent pieces that graced the runway. Martha’s collection was influenced by origami techniques and geometric shapes found in architectural structures.
Lyndsey Jackson

LJ by Lyndsey Jackson is an edgy and daring ss18 collection. Pants with the pockets on the outside? Yes, Lyndsey did that! This Core Design graduate isn’t afraid to step outside the comfort zone of traditional fashion trends.
Shito Mohammed

Ethio Fashion House, a collection by Core Design graduate Shito Mohammed, consisted of relaxed silhouettes that had us dreaming of summer. The long flare pants seem as comfortable to wear as pyjamas!
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Tokyo Drift Show


The Tokyo Drift Fashion show hosted by JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts students was inspired by the Japanese race car culture and was unlike any show that JCI has seen. The show began with the entrance of a tuned Nissan GTR. The first model of the show stepped onto the runway which was lit by the beams of the GTR’s headlights.

This show was all about street style with a mixture of modern-day trends. The striking models worked the runway with hip-hop music in the background. The variety of edgy trends included fitted one-piece suits, body-suits, and distressed pieces.

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AMAZONAS Show


AMAZONAS Fashion Show hosted by JCI Fashion Business & Creative Arts students began with a video about the environment, deforestation of the rainforest and global warming.The gravity of the message of the show was contrasted by the bright and colorful whimsical clothing and brazillian music.

AMAZONAS collection opened up with contemporary designs and embroidered pieces. Floral was a major theme seen throughout the show, and there’s no denying that florals are a key trend for spring/summer.

Watch the AMAZONAS Fashion Show:

The fashion shows would not have been put together without the help of JCI educator Joan De Raucourt and JCI Fashion Director and Industry Liaison Maneli Nourbakhsh.


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!