Last weekend was a real success for the cultural hub in Calgary, a city that is better known for its corporate vibe and the Stampede Rodeo, rather than an emerging fashion industry. While Toronto Fashion Week was discontinued due to the lack of funding, CANIFFF 2016, the first ever Canadian Fashion Film Festival brought us the joy of discovering fashion in a totally distinctive and game-changing way.
Apart from the panel talks and the screenings, the cool European vibe of the after parties and the people that were on board with the idea made these two days really exciting and really promising for the local fashion industry.
This is a special space for virtual applauses for our friends Katrina Olson – Mottahed, Rania Al Naimi, Antonjia Klotz and the entire team for making this happen.
For the official after party, we chose to wear something classy with an effortless charm. One can never underestimate a perfectly adapted midi length, right?
Julia: “Nothing can empower you better than a tube midi dress. This peach one with a silky texture and a geometric pattern called for a sharp hairstyle so I decided to go with a classy top bun and statement earrings for additional glamor. “
Gabi: “I rarely do low-cut necklines, but when I do I make sure to also add a dramatic bottom slit to my style equation. Following Tom Ford’s advice, I didn’t think too much when deciding to mix some black and white patterns. By the way, talking about mixing stuff, no one died from seeing my box clutch golden chain work with the silver studs on the shoes.
Here is our own winner of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival.