Saturday March 24th at the Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver will host the Polyera Spring Masquerade and Strut-Off. This event may be one of the best excuses all year to dress in your favorite retro outfit and enjoy an evening of live entertainment. Six vintage clothing stores, each representing a different era and theme, will strut their stuff on the catwalk in a friendly competition judged by the audience. If you’re one of those audience members your outfit might just win you VIP passes to Eco-Fashion Week too. Live music from Juno Award winning Moka Only and local band Prisoners will then kick the evening into high-gear afterwards. If you're unable to attend but would still like to support the work that OSF and HxBIA do please buy a ticket and we will DONATE IT to a DTES resident who may want to attend but is strapped for cash. Just get in touch with email@example.com to process your ticket donation.
Hosted by the newly formed Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association (HxBIA) and Our Social Fabric, a DTES Social Enterprise, the event aims to celebrate the rich diversity of textiles, colours, styles and fabrics that have graced the city’s fashion eras from the early 20th to early 21st century while also raising awareness of the work the two non-profits are doing to support the social fabric of the DTES. And of course have a lot of fun.
The stores showcasing their themed collections this year include Delux Junk, Starfish and Rose,The Fair, Erin Templeton, F as in Frank, Temple of the Modern Girl
The doors to the PolyEra Spring Masquerade and Strut-Off open at 7:00pm Fashion Show begins at 8:00. Don’t forget to dress up!