MC College Edmonton ~ New Designers Showcase

A review by Marni Walker

The annual MC College New Designer’s Fashion Show is kind of a big deal – and not just to the fresh class of budding #yeg designers! But also to their friends and families, as well as the local design community that will be helping lend support as they build their careers.  My former students worked insanely hard to get to this moment. They put in countless long hours in order to meet all the show requirements, they overcame design and material sourcing hurdles … they have been pushed (and pushed themselves) to their limits and beyond. But you know what? That’s how diamonds emerge from the rough <3

The fashion show  was held Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Edmonton Aviation Museum.  Guests began the evening with a lovely reception, aptly hosted for MC College by The Chvrch of John.  New and alumni designers had displays set up all around the hangar, creating opportunities to connect with their guests before and after the show. It also helped create a cool informal vibe, as the venue began to fill up before the show – you could feel the excitement ramping up as well!  There were VIP’s from both MC College and the #yeg fashion industry in attendance … Edmonton Campus Director Analie Rubie, Sandra S Fernandes and Sheila Ferriera from WCFW, and Derek Jagodinsky from Luxx RTW to name just a few.  

The agenda for the evening included not only the highly anticipated first collections from this new crop of designers 😉  When the lights went down and the show began, the first designer to ramp their collection (customarily a College alumni) was none other than #yeg success story Kevin Lemire! His latest collection (newly branded with his own name) received a great response, before being followed by the new graduating student collections.

Each of the designers in the Class of 2019 definitely has their own unique vibe! It has always been one of my favorite aspects of teaching, to see each student grow and develop confidence in their skills, over the course of just one short year’s time. On behalf of the Edmonton Muse, I am wishing each of these Designers every success going forward – never stop creating and never stop chasing your dreams!!! If I can do it at 56, then I know you can too.

Enjoy the wonderful photo galleries here … we have a few of the best looks from EVERY SINGLE collection of the night for you. Our photographers really outdid themselves this time! 

  • Photo credit:
  • MC College
  • Pixel Blue
  • Ron Palmer
  • Marni Walker