Fashion

Models strut their stuff on the runway at Atlantic Fashion Week

Runway showcases are at the Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing until Dec. 10

This model's makeup is almost as dramatic as the show Rory put on.
Dramatic makeup adds to the effect of Xander Rory Couture.   Luke MacDonald

Atlantic Fashion Week kicked off its 10th anniversary on the weekend with fashion shows in the Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing.

This year’s instalment features six runway showcases, artisan pop-up shops and over 20 designers from Atlantic Canada.

“For a designer to be in one of the other major centres, they pay a very large sum of money to be part of that event,” said Angela Campagnoni, event director. “We have been able to structure this event so far, so that the designers get everything in this whole program at no expense to them.”

Saturday’s event showcased four talented designers.

Young model showcasing the work of KeiKaiKoa Designs.
A young model showcases the work of KeiKaiKoa Designs.   Luke MacDonald

KeiKaiKoa Designs featured the work of 11-year-old Keilana Munden and her mother Melanie Munden. Their pieces had an urban flare and featured younger models.

A model showcasing Stephanie Rybczyn's comfortable cloth design.
A model showcases Stephanie Rybczyn’s comfortable cloth design.   Luke MacDonald

Stephanie Rybczyn’s work focused on soft clothing, intended to be both chic and comfortable.

This lovely lady strikes a pose for the camera, wearing a dress designed by Brittany Dawn.
A model strikes a pose for the camera, wearing a dress designed by Brittany Dawn.   Luke MacDonald

Brittany Dawn of Vivacious Apparel showed a collection of pin-up inspired outfits.

This piece, designed again by Brittany Dawn, takes a more simplistic approach with a black and white make up.
This piece, designed by Brittany Dawn, takes a more simplistic approach by using black and white.   Luke MacDonald

The show wrapped up with the work of Xander Rory of Xander Rory Couture. Rory did not let the audience down, showing everyone his dramatic touch for fashion.

Rory's part of the show added a dramatic touch, with extra lighting and a smoke machine
Rory brings the drama by using extra lighting and a smoke machine.   Katie Short

While all of the models did a great job strutting their stuff on the runway, there would be no show without the designers.

Melanie Munden, Keilana Munden, Stephanie Rybczyn and Xander Rory.
Melanie Munden, Keilana Munden, Stephanie Rybczyn and Xander Rory celebrate Atlantic Fashion Week.   Luke MacDonald

Atlantic Fashion Week runs until Dec. 10.

Luke MacDonald covers Atlantic Fashion Week in The Signal’s latest broadcast of its weekly radio show.