The Models of Victoria Fashion Week

BY EMMA NEWTON @EMM.BELLISH

You've already heard all about our amazing designers, so you're no doubt excited for our upcoming runway show. And we couldn't have a runway without models! We've brought together a fantastic, diverse group of guys and girls to present the clothing and make the show truly memorable. But our models are more than just pretty faces (though they're definitely that too), so we'd like you to get to know the process behind getting runway ready, and to find out a little more about some of our models.

Models Tyna Kottova, Lexi Redman and Katherine Slingsby at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

Models Tyna Kottova, Lexi Redman and Katherine Slingsby at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

Speaking of pretty faces, one step in getting ready for the big night is taking care of your skin in the weeks ahead of the show. Many of our models are using products from Lush to pamper their skin (Ocean Salt has been a favourite), and toxin-free cosmetics from one of our sponsors, Elate Cosmetics. As well as using products from Elate, one of our models, Emily Mann, takes care of her skin by promptly removing any makeup as soon as she gets home, to give her skin a chance to breathe and replenish itself.

Models Geneva Frampton, Sunny Duggal and Alicia Maclaren at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

Models Geneva Frampton, Sunny Duggal and Alicia Maclaren at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

Equally as important as a model's face is his or her walk, and it's one of the things we really looked for when booking for the show. Since not everyone is born with a strut like Karlie Kloss, model Melissa Smith (@canadiancurlista) has been improving on her already great walk by watching videos on how to amp up her stride. As well as this, she's been working on giving face in preparation for the launch event. But luckily, she's already had plenty of practice after being featured in one of our promo photos leading up to the event, as well as acting as a stand in for a TV show.

Models Sophia Dishaw, Hannah Morrison and Vanessa Prescott at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

Models Sophia Dishaw, Hannah Morrison and Vanessa Prescott at the Victoria Fashion Week VIP Launch Party. Photo by Gregory Forsberg.

If you'd like to catch either Emily or Melissa, make sure to get your launch event tickets fast! Emily will be walking for Paradise boutique, Covet +Keep, and Sarah Runnalls, while Melissa will be walking for Ola Dubois, Nikki Babie, Teresa Lindsay, and Leisure.