Vancouver Fashion Week

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Vancouver Fashion Week
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The F/W18 collection 'Beryl' by Qiongxin Kou, photographed by Tristen Williams
Date(s)September and March
Location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active2001-present
PeopleJamal Abdourahman

Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) is a fashion week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada that is currently run by Jamal Abdourahman. The event is seven days long each season and held twice a year. Vancouver Fashion Week was established in 2001.

Since 2014, the Nancy Mak Award has been presented at Vancouver Fashion Week, a scholarship recognising up-and-coming British Columbia based designers that have a "strong creative vision", a solid business plan, and a desire to expand either their design knowledge or brand’s reach. Awarded once a year, the scholarship is named in honour of Nancy Mak, an active member of the fashion industry and a major supporter of Vancouver Fashion Week during her life.[1]

Vancouver Kids Fashion Week (VKFW) was established in September 2016. The two-day event takes place during Vancouver Fashion Week. VKFW has partnered with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation (BCCHF) donating a portion of ticket sales to the Foundation.[2]

Global Fashion Collective (GFC), an expansion of Vancouver Fashion Week, is a platform specialising in supporting creative designers by establishing their presence around the world. Launched in October 2017.[3]

Since 2018, Vancouver Fashion Week has been producing a digital magazine Micro Macro Magazine, a contemporary design and culture platform.[4]


  1. ^ "Nancy Mak Award". VFW. 2017-10-25. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  2. ^ "Vancouver Kids Fashion Week". Vancouver Kids Fashion Week. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  3. ^ "ABOUT - Global Fashion Collective". Global Fashion Collective. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ "Micro Macro Magazine". Micro Macro Magazine. Retrieved 2018-07-12.