Edge Grabador, the WCFW Asian Liason Officer and Charitable Seat Officer is our Filipino connection to one of the longest running event of its kind in Alberta and second largest in Canada. It’s Canada’s longest standing fashion week having outlived its counterparts in Toronto & Montreal. Forty designers entries from across the country as far away as the Philippine & Vietnam participated in this long awaited fashion week. This year from September 14-22 , the designers converged at the ATB Arts Barn and showcased a spectacular runaway show.
Edge, being a model himself and with his connections with international Filipino designers plans to bring our talents to Canada particularly in Edmonton. His mission and responsibilities to Western Canada Fashion is to contribute to Edmonton community and share his knowledge about fashion industry. He wants to help as Charitable Seat Officer to help homeless kids and less privileged students from high school who can not afford to buy a ticket to watch the fashion week events ‘ I believe that children is the future of our new generation and by showing them positive events like Western Canada Fashion Week, this will help them to get inspired and get ideas for the future interest in modelling, design and photography someday. ‘
Children’s fashion is also emerging and Alligator Pie Kidswear introduced its fall clothes for kids. The Angeles sisters Aylah and Aaliyah modelled some of its creations on the runaway. Edmonton is creating a name in the fashion industry that will eventually compete in Toronto, New York, Milan and other international fashion cities.