HAPPENINGText: Aya Takada

A fashion show titled “Champions of the Universe: I Love T-shirts” was held recently at Cambrian Hall. Local designers and Amsterdam-Paris-based graphic/textile designer, Fredreque Daubal, were some of the participants in the exhibit curated by Robin Cameron and Niall MacClelland. Frederique Daubal makes classic and folk design into stylish garments with the text, “I love Adam.” Without being conscious of trends, he creates his own trend. His strong idea is conveyed through refined, elegant silk-screen T-shirts. In this show the participants present stenciled, embroidered, silk-screen prints on T-shirts. The models dancing on a stage with B-boys freely introduced the T-shirts.

Participants: Anna Sulikowska, Anne Elizabeth Low, Anika Yuzak, Annice Kessler, Claudia Rosa Lukas, David Lehman, Eli Bornowsky, Frederique Daubal, Kim Norcott, Lance Sells, Lukas Giniotis, Morgan Buchanan Watt, Nathalee Paolinelli, Niall MacClelland, Nick Pittman, Nina Palmer & Larry, Panagiotis Tsagaris, Robin Cameron, Sean Coggins

Robin Cameron makes a girls’ basketball team uniform. She, in Grade 8, couldn’t join a longed-for basketball team. ” I wish I was little bit taller…but I don’t need such a wish any more, coz I’ve got my own team, except the outfits are way more color coordinated and we carry trophies.” Her tight and sexy uniform was introduced by the models enjoying a basketball cheerfully.

The targets of each designer in this show are the people in this event. The curators, Cameron and MacClelland seem to understand how the city of Vancouver approaches the public. It focuses on local communities rather than global interests that cycle quickly. Since Vancouver is not the cutting edge of fashion, the city builds up its own style. This would be Vancouver’s style that holds a tight relationship between the public and the city, which is represented by the curators.

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