Half Way

Vancouver Fashion Week

Designer focus - Gert-Johan Coetzee

I'm writing this as Vancouver Fashion Week is well underway, half way to be precise. I have been lucky enough to enjoy the runway shows for this event, and view both local Canadian and international designers.

South Africian designer Gert-Johan Coetzee brought a personality that was flurescent and a world of aesthetically plaesing design details. From leather, arcyllic and tulle the collection of multiple silhouettes shone into the spotlight of day one of Vancouver Fashion Week.


Laser cut arcylic detailling on garments, jewellery and belts added a textural element to this collection. This also added to the contrast colourway of lime and black, evoking a feeling from the viewers of adding fun to elegance. I have had the chance to met with Gert, the designer and he definately adds fun and elegance to his own personal style.

Overall his collection was cohesive as a range, showed great construction and interesting design details that kept you wanting more.

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