The rain and cold couldn't put a damper on all there was to see at Vancouver Fashion Week. Ready-to-wear collections were the true highlight of the week, featuring looks that we're ready to add to our wardrobes as soon as they hit the stores.
Some of the strongest collections came from the newest designers, many of whom were showing for the very first time at VFW. From neon knitwear to studded "anti-fashion," click through the gallery, below, to check out the best designers we saw at Vancouver Fashion Week.
Knitwear designer Klaas said of her (literally) seamless collection: "The collage-like outfits of the collection are put together by a knitted-in belting system, further closures include knitted-in magnets. Constructed in color-graded layers and see-through structures, the knitted fabrics have a painterly look." Klaas drew on furniture designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec's abstract felt-tip drawings for artistic inspiration.