When Fashion and Art Meet Luxury
By Daniela Codreanu
One of the most anticipated fashion events of the season is PARKLUXE. This Saturday, October 5th at Telus SPARK Science Centre, guests can expect a top notch evening.
Kara Chomistek, President of Promoting Artists Redefining Kulture (PARK) and a leader behind the event, explains the birth of the show: “PARKLUXE was created to assist designers and artists that focus on a high-end, luxury target market. These designers/artists are usually more experienced and have an assured sense of brand identity. We founded this event in 2010 after realizing that there was a gap between the newer emerging designers/artists we were supporting (0- 5 five years) and well established fashion brands or longstanding, successful artisans.”
PARKLUXE is a free platform for designers and artists to be a part of with certain criteria having to be met in order to take part. This is made possible because 100% of the profits made go back directly into PARK allowing for future events to be hosted.
Gracing the runway on Saturday are the Canadian collections from the exotic Anne B. Accessories, the globally influenced Laura Siegel, the classic Lauren Bagliore, the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Finalist Malorie Urbanovitch, the modern Nicole Campre (aka now CAMPRE), the international success Paul Hardy and the ground breaking Tanya Taylor.
Kirk Dunkley, a local artist, will be adding another element to the event with his installation sculpture being shown on display.
Best of all, you have an opportunity to learn more about the designers directly. Jacqueline Tyler, public relations director for PARK, says with excitement, “This season, designers have been encouraged to prepare a booth of information and display that will have staff support to provide opportunities for guests to book appointments, order items or buy off-the-rack!”
Known for her European looks and a hint of an accent, Daniela Codreanu surprises others when they ask where she is from and she proudly states, “I’m a born and raised Calgarian.”
It was back in 2010, when she first began writing about fashion. She decided to try it out to see where it would lead and has not looked back. Currently, Daniela is a freelance beauty and fashion writer for the Calgary Herald.
“There is so much underground talent in this city and I feel blessed to be able to share it with all of you!”
She believes that Calgary is fashionable and looks forward to giving you the insider information on designers and their events.