Baroque Japanesque: Mixture of two worlds

Baroque Japanesque: Mixture of two worlds

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A fusion art designer, Shiori Watanabe presents their captivating new collection at Vancouver Fashion Week F/W 2018 Season (VFW). She says, “I used to work in the Historic Centre of Vienna for 15 years and was inspired by the art such as Art Nouveau, Baroque, and Gothic, which have a 2000-year-old history. I have also surrounded art during my time in Japan, and the traditional Japanese colors. I used to live in Ise, Kyoto which has the remains of old houses and buildings along the streets. I found inspiration in the woodblock print of Alfons Maria Mucha and Hokusai Katsushika. European and Japanese arts, especially unique shades of color and elaborated design from the past really inspire me.”

“I found inspiration in the woodblock print of Alfons Maria Mucha and Hokusai Katsushika. European and Japanese arts, especially unique shades of color and elaborated design from the past really inspire me.” – Shiori Watanabe

She is lived in Europe for 15 years and get inspired by European and Japanese fine arts.  Shiori created her brand Baroque Japanesque to transcript her inspirations from these traditional arts in her creations with baroque, art nouveau and Japan breeze. 

Vancouver Fashion Week is the fastest-growing fashion week in the world and the only industry event that actively seeks out to showcase international award-winning designers from over 25 global fashion capitals. Since its inception 17 years ago, VFW has celebrated multiculturalism and up-and-coming designers on their runways.

“Mixing emerging and established designers from across the world has been our recipe for success for over 17 years. Vancouver Fashion Week is fortunate to be working with remarkable talent and growing alongside maturing designers. We are grateful that we, as an organization, can and have acted as a stepping stone in their careers.” says Jamal Abdourahman, producer and founder of Vancouver Fashion Week.