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Have you been to Vancouver Fashion Week?
Through international media coverage and cogent buyer connectivity, VFW has provided the exposure to project designers into the next stages of success.
I was there on October 3rd,2015 and took some pictures. One of the designers that I took was Elena Bodysheva.
Elena Bobysheva profile
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Launched in 2013, Elena Bobysheva found her name-sake label after graduating from Columbia College, Chicago with a double Bachelor’s in Fashion Design and Business Management. Her first collection was picked up by a luxury speciality retailer after debuting at Chicago Fashion Week. During her studies, Elena won numerous design awards including the Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence and the Council of Fashion Designers of America Approved Certificate, which celebrates the most promising emerging fashion design talent in the country.
Applying her own deeply held values to the heart of her business, e l e n a b o b y s h e v a was found on the principles of sustainability, animal welfare, and traditional dressmaking techniques. Elena Bobysheva does not use fur, leather, or exotic skins in her collection. Each dress is hand-crafted in-house in limited runs on a cut-to-order business model, only making the dresses that are ordered, therefore not over-producing garments, using more resources than needed, or contributing to clothing ending up in landfills.
“We are committed to creating an honest and responsible business that not only considers the future of design, but also the future of the planet and all its’ species.”