Note: This post has also been cross-posted at Stylefinds, where you'll find more comprehensive coverage of VFW shows and parties!
An event like VFW couldn't take place without the generous support of sponsors such as local businesses and independent retailers. Several of these retailers presented mini runway shows of their latest spring looks at A Night In Shanghai on Friday night.
Remix presented a variety of shift and mini dresses with Asian-inspired prints. Models were styled with dramatic Chinese paper fans, bouffant buns on the side or top of the head, and metallic gunmetal eyeshadow. My favourite look was a yoke neckline patterned shift dress done in shiny coated cotton.
Bright colours reigned during the Tokyo Cop segment as the opening ensemble featured lime green, yellow, orange, and floral--very spring-like! Short skirts were paired with thigh-high neon socks and heels. Standouts included a couple of demure party frocks and psychedelic zebra-print leggings. However, as an avid Chanel lover who believes nothing compares to the real deal, I cringed at the sight of a gray satin dress styled with a white 2.55 knockoff.
So fresh, so clean. Lushuz sent neutral ensembles paired with metallic accessories and flat gladiator sandals down the catwalk. My personal favourite was the sun dress with an abstract blue angel fish print.
This Aberdeen Centre retailer showed ultra-girly looks that were a little bit Blair Waldorf, a little bit gothic Lolita.
4th Ave featured bohemian print frocks paired with structured Gaya handbags in bright patent leather. The standout ensemble for me was a gray sheath dress with hip panels, styled with a thick belt and statement necklace.
All photos in this post are by Yvonne Chew. Thanks Yvonne!