Magpie Goose – Vancouver Fashion Week

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Sometimes you can’t go everywhere you want, so thank the internet for delivering events to a laptop. I like many people hadn’t really ever thought about Vancouver Fashion Week which runs shortly after the big one for most of us, London Fashion Week. But when listening to Fashcast on Hoxton Radio one Friday morning co-presenter Steff mentioned that she was flying over to cover it for the week.

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Well as someone who loves finding new designers I thought I’d have a look and dropped a line to former Industry Voice guest star Courtney Blackman to see what it was all about, over the next few weeks I’ll be bringing you some of the designers that appeared in my Dropbox after the request and showcasing some of the amazing talent I found through it.

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I think I must put my hand up here and say I hadn’t thought I’d find much at the time, well I’ve learned my lesson and wow there are some amazingly talented people that showed. We’ll start with Magpie Goose.

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Magpie Goose does simple so well, limited colour palletes, nothing flashy and garish, what this label has is understated very wearable chic. I love a clean line, an effective shape and Magpie Goose deliver that over and over.

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I think it shows confidence from Hila Herman to produce a collection that really is this wearable rather than send down a runway items that could never see the light of day. This is a carefully constructed collection that can move from day to night with effortless grace. You almost want it to be a click to buy show. I should be less arrogant about the Canadian scene and over the next few weeks I hope to show you why.

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About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

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