A runaway runway hit

Surrey Laura Warkentin debuted her new collection at Vancouver Community College event.

  • Sep. 28, 2012 5:00 p.m.
An outfit created by Vancouver Community College graduate Laura Warkentin.

An outfit created by Vancouver Community College graduate Laura Warkentin.

Surrey fashion designer and Vancouver Community College (VCC) graduate Laura Warkentin debuted her new collection at the 25th anniversary of Fiat Mode, VCC’s annual graduate fashion gala on Sept. 25.

The event showcased the designs of this year’s 25 VCC fashion arts graduates at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

“Fiat Mode is a celebration of the incredible talent, creativity and accomplishments of VCC’s fashion arts graduates,” said Tene Barber, dean of continuing studies. “It’s a delight to see their skills evolve and culminate in the creation of such interesting and dramatic pieces.”

Each graduate drew on their unique life experience and environment to create a one-of-a-kind designs.

“I was inspired from a trip to my childhood home in Saskatchewan where I saw beauty that I hadn’t really noticed before,” said Warkentin. “My collection reflects that uncomplicated beauty using texture, rich colour and lots of natural fibres.”

For more information, visit www.vcc.ca/fashionshow

Laura Warkentin

Surrey North Delta Leader