Inspire de La Rue: Vancouver's newest fashion event includes culture and dance

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A brand new fashion event concept is hoping to take the Vancouver couture calendar to the next level. The latest west coast fashion addition is Inspire de La Rue, and it’s set to take place on May 26 at Club 560.

Inspire de La Rue celebrates the theme of “street style inspiration” through an intercultural gathering of fashion industry professionals. The added element of dance and culture is what makes this event stand out. Not only is Inspire de la Rue providing an environment for Vancouver designers and models, but it also gives a platform for local dancers and performers to promote their artistic talents. The one day show is being described as an “eclectic collaboration of performance, dance and runway.”

Designer and show producer Arshia Khan said the event came about as a brand launch for her line Queenie Couture. “As I developed the idea, I came across both new and established designers that wanted to be involved in a fashion show to market their products and services to potential buyers. This inspired me involve local artists, dancers and models in a unique platform that brings fashion to the local culture, and incorporates dance, performance and runway,” she said.
About 75 artists are already involved in its first year production, among them a ballet dancer and a girls hip hop dance crew.
Khan plans to have Inspire de la Rue an annual Vancouver fashion event in the future. For more information or if you’re an artist looking to get involved, visit Inspire de La Rue’s website.

What: Inspire de La Rue
When: May 26, 2013, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Club 560, 560 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $20 at Inspiredelarue.com or eventbrite.ca

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