Help Change My City

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LBDG | Feature Designers for akHOME + Kalu Interiors Fabric!!

As the world becomes more accessible, it’s important to also remember community. Once again, Fashion Designers are coming together this weekend at the Little Black Dress Gala to support struggling women and youth in our own locale through Help Change My City, and I’m grateful to be a small part of it with my main muse, Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors.

Meet the Designers who are using our Exclusive Golden Hummstooth fabric this year on the runway, and be sure to support them as they give so much time and energy to this Gala!


COUTURE THERAPY

Sarah at Couture Therapy makes Limited - Edition ethical and sustainable womenswear with a minimalistic edge. You can find the collection online, at most markets and local pop-ups around Vancouver, and at select retail stores on Vancouver Island. Her line has been shown down the runway for Eco - Fashion week, Luvngrace Events, LBDG (of course!) as well as showcased at many galleries. Couture Therapy is made locally using sustainable fabrics, and doesn’t mass produce their pieces, staying true to the brand being Limited-Edition.

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GHREN STUDIOS

Janine McAughren crafts contemporary, hand dyed clothing for an eco-conscious woman. Their style combines west coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.  (from LBDG)
Indigo Shores, Ghren's debut collection is contemporary, hand-dyed clothing for eco-conscious women. West Coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods are combined to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.

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GIOVANNA RICCI DESIGNS

Joanne Ricci is creating timeless hand made pieces that transcend trends for the modern woman.  Her inspiration comes from her Italian roots and the years she spent working there in Italian fashion houses. Her pieces can be purchased on her website, and are featuring introductory pricing - so act fast!
She has shown her work at Vancouver Fashion Week, Little Black Dress Gala, SHINE, Promenades Sur L'Eau at the Vancouver Aquarium, and several other events around Vancouver for various fundraisers. Joanne offers sustainability through timeless styling, creating pieces that can enhance your wardrobe for many years to come. She, herself, continues to wear some of her earlier pieces from decades ago!

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KIM LEGLER

Kim is a triple threat - Artist, Fashion Designer and Model! And hair accessories, and tote bags - ok, she’s everything :) Ethically made in small batches in Vancouver, Canada, with sustainable fabrics sourced locally (some from our own akHOME Collections!). Made for those that appreciate the authenticity of handmade goods.

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JESSICA REDDITT DESIGN

HAND made with natural dyes?! Jessica designs from every thread and stitch. She grades each of her own patterns to cut and sew them at a local facility here in Vancouver, BC. After the cut and sew, she piece-dyes the garments by hand in natural dyes (made from plants!!!), at her studio in Vancouver. Each of the capsule items are available in their natural colour or botanical colour. How amazing is THAT?!

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TETYANA GOLOTA

Tetyana’s hats have been worn at Vancouver Fashion Week and the Deighton Cup, and her designs were on the Runways of Eco Fashion Week and Charity Galas around the City, featured in The Vogue. She is a designer, curvy model, speaker and reigning title holder of Mrs. Canada Globe. Tetyana believes that beauty brings just right amount of attention to change the world! She wants to inspire and empower women to create the world of positivity, possibilities and share her experiences, wisdom and happiness.

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[Designer “Feature” Photo Trio:
1. Fashion Piece by Designer
2. Fashion Sketch by Designer for LBDG Exclusive Fabric
3. Professional Model photos (3rd in Designer sets) taken by Jessy Penelon]

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#TBT LBDG F/W 2017 Photoshoot at Suquet Interiors!

Don't mind us, just reminiscing about the fabulous Designers using our fabrics, donated along with Kalu Interiors, at last seasons Little Black Dress Gala!! How amazing was this shoot at Suquet Interiors?!

Follow along as we prepare for the S/S18 season!! We're so excited to have an all-new, original artwork fabric print this year to support a feature RUNWAY for 6 uber-talented local Fashion Designers! 

Stay tuned...

Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Jules Blaney

Designed by : Jules Blaney

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THANKS from IDS Vancouver!

A huge THANK YOU to all who visited akHOME at IDS 2017 and/or followed us online this past weekend - it was an absolute pleasure meeting you!

It was exciting to introduce akHOME's newest textiles, WALLPAPERS!, art prints and pillows and your response was amazing - you all touched our hearts. Stay tuned on our website for updates as our latest designs go up online. 

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We had lots of lovely people sign up on site and online to follow our journey and WIN an Art Print, and Apron AND TWO tickets to Oct 20th Little Black Dress Gala --- Congratulations Ashley! We'll be emailing you shortly!

If you didn't win this round and you live in the Vancouver area, don't miss the Little Black Dress Gala! Not only does the amazing Help Change My City run a good show full of music, dance, art and fashion - but it's all to benefit women in need in our community. PLUS - you'll get to see the latest from local Fashion designers using our designer fabrics! See you there?

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EVENT | LBDGala 2017

I can't even begin to describe the honor of becoming a supporter of the Little Black Dress Gala, and their charitable base, Help Change My City. Little known fact - although I was in art classes for-ev-er as a young'un, my first conscious use of art on my own was to design fabrics + dresses! I still remember the thrill of my creations on the runways in high school, and all the grad dresses I designed that my Aunt had to painstakingly design patterns for (thanks, Aunty!). BUT, somehow I traded it in for a drafting scale and headed into a career in Architecture. It's only recently I've returned to fabric prints - and I'm LOVING it!!

For LBDGALA S/S '17 myself along with fabric collaborator, Interior Designer extraordinaire and all-around fashion icon Aleem Kassam donated some beautiful Gemma Black fabric to 6 incredible local Fashion Designers and they did not disappoint! Be sure to follow all of these talented designers, and stay tuned - we're gearing up for LBDGALA F/W17 as we speak!

Tetyana Golata, Apidi Onyalo, Rimpy Sahota, Kim Legler, Joanne Ricci, Shyan Owtram <3

We're already excited to see what this Fall's show will bring as we gear up for another season with the Little Black Dress Gala and Help Change My City!

[A small sample of the Designers creations!!]

Product, our SHOP

SALE | #JOUExKalu Pillow

As we get our SHOP up and running, we are thrilled to offer this popular Joue Design x Kalu Interiors collaboration pillow while supplies last!

Joue Design's sell-out Magnolia print, the Gemma, was re-invented in collaboration with Kalu Interiors for their Interior Design Show's GORGEOUS Wonderland-themed Dinner X Design set! Additional fabric was printed to create these plush down/feather filled pillows.

Photo by : Airisa Photography

Photo by : Airisa Photography

The IDS Wonderland-inspired fabrics have been donated to local Fashion Designers and will be FEATURED and auctioned off in this years Little Black Dress Gala in support of Help Change My City, passionately helping homeless women and single mothers. We can't wait to see what the Designers create with this gorgeous fabric!

In the meantime, you, too, can own a piece of this story right here in our SHOP!
Happy Shopping!!

XO Alison / akHOME