When: Fri., Sept. 27, 6 p.m. 2013
This year's [PHASE], in association with Adsum House, will be accepting donation items in the form of new socks, personal care items, towels, face cloths or new underwear at the door to receive tickets at the advanced sale price of $18.
Kicking off Atlantic Fashion Week, [PHASE] is the second annual showcase of the graduate students of The Fashion Design and Merchandising Program at The Centre for Arts and Technology. The theme is Journeys and Transitions, but the 13 aspiring designers hope that their fashion careers don't take them too far from home. "Nova Scotia is home for many of us, our family is here; our roots are here. Unfortunately the fashion industry is so small here in Halifax that we are losing a lot of our talent to places like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver," says Kayla Biron, one of the showcasing students. "The talent is here but it just seems to go untapped. We want to change this. At any chance we get, we are constantly promoting ourselves and getting involved in the industry locally in any way we can." The graduating class has produced street wear and evening wear, even steampunk-inspired fashion. They promise diversity and a strong showing of local fashion design talent. —Stephanie Johns