Sartorial bonanza

Sartorial bonanza

Island School's Vivacity 2011 fashion fund-raiser was a feast of colour and design - for a cause

Kate Ng, 15, Queen Elizabeth School

Island School's second Vivacity charity fashion show took place on April 4. The show's theme was "Old Hollywood Glamour plus Masquerade". Nine leading brands and four student designers presented their creations during the event that served as a fund-raiser for earthquake victims in Japan and New Zealand.

Gail Shamon, one of the student designers, evoked vintage French fashion with her black knee-high dress and round hat design.

Erin Han, another student, showed off a long red dress with a triangular fold around the waist to accentuate a feminine figure.

The show featured both casual and prom-night outfit designs. At its climax, two student models sashayed down the catwalk in modern bridal wear - to loud cheers from the audience. Ballet dancers and singers helped add a further layer of aesthetic splendour to the colourful event.

Iris Cheung, 18, CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School

The annual Island School fashion show had no shortage of fabulous clothes. Vivacity 2011 was staged for charity, and several famous brands agreed to show off edgy designs from their new catalogues.

GUESS and Abercrombie & Fitch showed off chic designs made of light fabric with colourful floral prints. Designer Michael Kors, meanwhile, proved his wonderful touch with downtown fashion trends. His retro designs featured simple cuts with geometric patterns.

Tommy Hilfiger shone with edgy casual wear for men. Shorts and sweaters with chequered and striped patterns dominated. They were vintage Hilfiger.

Lucky Brand Jeans, too, wooed males in the hall with the promise of a cool new look.

And let's not forget the dresses. The show had plenty of them - all fashionably gorgeous. I loved a tie-dyed blue gown the most with its low-key elegance.

Naoko Tsuruta's kimono chic designs blended traditional Japanese styles and European clothing trends.

Kaprice, meanwhile, went for its trademark colourful Southeast Asian styles, including a fabulous and sparkling blue cocktail dress.

The event was a visual feast.



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