Vancouver Fashion Week September 2016


There are all kinds of things going on at the Vancouver Fashion Week. There were around 79 fashion designers from all over the world who participated. My main focus is any designer who is from Germany, Austria or Switzerland. This time around, the only one I could find is Munich born Simon Barth, who now resides in Vienna.

The event is on this week from September 19th to Sunday, September 25th. Simon Barth was on Monday, September 19th at 9 pm.  It was hopping.  Every seat was filled out, the media had shown up full force and there was literally standing room only.  My suggestion would be they find a bigger venue.  They are starting to outgrow the place.  I am sure it would be hard to find another location, but popularity leads to crowds and too many of those and even some people who had paid for a seat didn’t get one.

I got there Monday when JAC by Jacqueline Conoir was showing and took this picture that I like. It is somewhat intimidating to be standing next to all of the media giants of Vancouver who came in with their professional camera equipment, but it was still fun.

JAC by Jacqueline Conoir
JAC by Jacqueline Conoir

Then I asked the volunteers to take a picture of me and here it is.

Elke Porter at Vancouver Fashion Week
©Elke Porter

Finally, Simon Barth was on at 9 pm Monday evenings, and here are some of his works:

Four models of Simon Barth
Four models of Simon Barth

And finally, here is the man himself – Simon Barth.

Simon Barth, Fashion Designer in Vienna
Simon Barth, Fashion Designer in Vienna

According to his profile on the

Simon Barth, who lives and works as a Designer in Vienna today, has been impressed by Haute Couture and gorgeous embroideries since his early childhood. Fascinated by fashion, artwork and models he first came to a Munich couture studio where he learned his tailoring skills. The atmosphere there, the intricate materials and the extensive process of manufacturing made it clear to him that he wanted to become a fashion designer. He then studied at the international famous ESMOD-school in Munich where his top marks and his final couture show were distinguished with the “Prix de Jury”.

And finally, here are his models finishing up the show:

Simon Barth End of Show

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