Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Kwantlen Obsession

Fashion and the arts has always been an interest of mine, ever since I was a little girl and would dress up my dog and cat in different 'party outfits'.
The love of the industry has been something I've wanted to get into for a very long time, so when the opportunity came to look at possible career paths, my first choice was Fashion Design.
Looking at different schools, I came across Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Although I'd never heard of there programs in Fashion Design and Marketing, the Fashion industry sure had.
Although Ryerson is definitly a wonderful school to go to for the Art Industry, I was astounded at the hype I read over the Kwantlen program, sparking my desire to attend this school.

For Kwantlen's Fashion Design and Technology program, you recieve a Bachelors degree in the course, when you complete the 4 year program. At the end of the 4 years, graduates host a fashion show, displaying not only there finished clothing products, but also the art behind the clothing - their sketchbooks.

This years fashion show will be taking place at the River Rock Casino, and I am VERY excited to announce that I will be attending the show in early April. In hopes of attending this mesmerizing school, this fashion show will definitly be something to look forward to!

Kwantlen's Fashion Design & Technology Program

...As the only program of its kind in western Canada , Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Technology program prepares students for careers in the global apparel economy in fashion design, production, marketing and computer technology. This dynamic program features integrated comprehensive industry-based education and training using leading-edge technology; class projects facilitated by prominent apparel companies such as lululemon athletica ; and an extensive internship that results in employment.

Most people who apply to the program hold a passionate life long interest in fashion. They may come directly from high school, transfer from other institutions, be mature individuals returning to the profession, making a career change or industry personnel seeking upgrading. Applicants have a desire to undertake the depth of study that a degree program offers...

Kwantlen Students Design for Vancouver 2010:

Check out the Olympic costumes that third year Kwantlen students, Olivia Tang, Vicki Tse, and Nancy Fedoruk designed and produced for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics over the past month.

Olivia and Vicki designed/produced the medusa hats and Nancy designed/produced the capes and leggings for the Snow Angels. The Snow Angels (9 in total!) are in Whistler and Vancouver. Below is a schedule of the Snow Angels in Whister.

Nancy also designed and produced the Kiss and Tell Costumes (skating) which can be found at GM place (within security but outside building). The Kiss and Tell Costumes allow spectators to try on the costumes and get a photo taken as an Olympic skating pair

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