SFDF Runway 2016: Night Two

Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival was a two day event that occurred November 5th & 6th. I already talked about the first night so you should definitely start with that post if you haven’t already read it. That’s where you can find all information about ticket prices, the brands featured during night one, and a bit of background on the festival itself.

Night two of Saskatoon Fashion & Design Festival featured 8 different designers and boutiques so let’s get right into it!

The night started off with Ashryla Boutique, a brand that features handmade, genuine leather handbags.  I don’t think anyone can go wrong with a genuine leather bag, especially when they are as gorgeous as these were. There was a variety of colors, styles and sizes. They even featured a current, on-trend version of the classic fanny pack!

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Frakas is a local Saskatoon boutique that has clothing that’s perfect for any style and occasion. They have clothing, jewelry, accessories and even a few home good items. They have two locations and have been a staple of downtown Saskatoon for many years. As you can see by the styles shown, they have some fancier outfits for those dressier occasions, but also more casual options as well.

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North Shore Outfitters was the second clothing store featured on night two, and probably my favorite style wise between the two nights. They are a Prairie based retailer that features different lifestyle brands focusing on the snow, skate & surf styles. I could definitely see myself wearing the first style!

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Authentic Brave Apparel was hands down my favorite brand of the weekend, not for the styles but just because of the meaning behind it. They make apparel for men, women and children that have inspiring and motivating messages on them. The couple behind this brand have had many struggles in the past and kept silent for many years. Through their brand they want to break the stigma and silence that goes along with mental health. As someone who has had past (and current) struggles with depression I can always get behind a brand with this kind of message.

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Siwinikan Designs channels the designers Indigenous heritage with rich colors and traditional patterns. Some of the styles had more subtle patterns, like on the lapel of a jacket, and some are more obvious like the all over print of a skirt or vest. It’s a great balance for the pieces and brings the outfits together perfectly.

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Anthony’s Fashion is another local store that features both men’s and women’s fashion. Styles are modern and range from dressy business style clothing to fun, night out on the town looks. Seriously, how amazing is that purple jacket? There is definitely something for everyone here!

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Whiskey Teacup was the second brand of the weekend who was also featured last year. Their styles are delicate with details like lace, but also edgy with different fabrics and textures. We saw some more camouflage here, just like during the first night.

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Cedar and Vine is a minimalistic brand that works to inspire confidence and uniqueness in others. Styles felt a bit ’70’s to me (in the best way possible) and also a bit earthy with the neutral colors and the types of fabrics used. I LOVE the patchwork denim shirt, how cute is that? These

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There are a lot of people behind the scenes at an event like this and they did an amazing job. Both nights seemed to go off without a hitch and showcased 14 amazing brands and boutiques. Night two was definitely my favorite as the styles were closer to what I would personally wear and it just had a more relaxed, casual feel to it. That’s not to discount the first night though, the designers killed it on both nights!

I can’t wait to see what event SFDF has next!

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