Nicole Bridger, explaining the concept behind her Spring and Summer 2013 collection ‘BE’.
Things conducive to getting ready for a fashion show: Matte rouge lipstick, favourite black blazer, and a pair of fun pumps. Check, check, and check.
Things not conducive to getting ready for a fashion show: Rain.
Fortunately, the chic, delicate and feminine concept of Nicole Bridger’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection ‘BE’ was an exciting reminder that we are not too far off from those sunny West Coast days we all love. With a little taming of my frizz-prone hair and a glass of rosé later, I was ready to get the scoop on her in-store fashion show held at her Kitsilano flagship at 2151 West 4th Avenue on Wednesday evening.
Bridger’s designs appeal to the modern woman – a woman who can look effortlessly stylish without compromising functionality. Fittingly, then, this collection is entitled ‘BE’, which embodies the value of staying true to yourself and beliefs, even when facing challenges or fears.
The neutral colour palette (including light grey-blues, corals, beiges, and olive greens) and flattering silhouettes in the Spring/Summer 2013 collection translate into some definite wardrobe staples. Each piece can either be dressed up with your favourite pair of heels, or relaxed down with a pair of flip flops (or even bare feet)! The clothes themselves are incredibly soft to touch, made of fabrics that are sustainably-sourced, and are manufactured right here in Vancouver. The price points, $50-$400, reflect the designer’s commitment to the environment and fair wages.
Best of all, real women – close friends of Nicole – modeled the collection, sharing their incredible backgrounds and experiences with the crowd of fashion bloggers. With their smiles and confidence lighting up the runway, the Nicole Bridger Spring and Summer 2013 fashion show was an intimate evening filled with inspiration, genuine conversations, and warm, hearty applause.
Here are some photo highlights from Wednesday’s event:
Rosé to start off the evening.
Friends from 05 Tea came to cater the event with their cold-infused teas.
Some of Nicole Bridger’s prêt-à-porter pieces from her Spring & Summer collection.
Getting ready for the show!
Alice, in one of Nicole Bridger’s maxi dresses.
Nicole showing us the versatility of her pieces.
This one’s my personal favorite! You can wear this both as a dress and a skirt.
Flowy, feminine designs call for lots of twirling!
Suzanne, in her gorgeous black maxi and silk scarf.
Can’t forget the jewellery!
Kelli Taylor modelling the Inspire dress, a personal favorite of Kim Burden, the store manager for Nicole Bridger.
Well, there you have it! Thank to the amazing team who made it all possible, Nicole Bridger’s fashion show was a night I won’t forget. Hurry down to her flagship store to purchase some of her pieces from this season’s new collection.
Nicole Bridger, 2151 West 4th Ave, 604-730-1129, Nicolebridger.com
Photos: Youna Choi
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Youna is currently a third year UBC pharmacy student and Kitsilano resident. She collects succulents and terrariums. In her free time she loves to run, take photos, and jam out on her guitar.