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Press release September 15, 2009 Fashion

Local design student participates in competition in re-creating top designers fur design using animal friendly alternatives.

(VANCOUVER, BC, September  17, 2009) Building up much anticipation as to what her final piece will be, Trisha Vo, design student at The Art Institute of Vancouver is working hard at her competition garment. Participating in the Art Institute’s annual competition Cool vs. Cruel, Trisha is re-inventing a design by famous runway designers using alternatives to the fur he used while competing against other students for an opportunity of a life time.

The competition is a fashion show that allows a group of upcoming graduates from the Art Institute’s fashion program to show off their animal friendly alternatives and show the top designers how it’s really done. The winner will head to nationals where they will compete for an internship in New York with an acclaimed designer who is involved with the Humane Society. The event put on by the Humane Society and the Art Institutes help celebrate the creativity of students and show that there are plenty of other materials that can be used besides those that are cruel to animals.

While Trisha’s competition design is unlike the pieces that you will find in final collection, there is no doubt that it is an Trisha Vo design. Come out and see her design along with many others on September 17th, 2009 at the Art Institute’s Renfrew Campus for a night of entertainment and sure to be a night like no other. There are no tickets required and no entrance fee only the desire to support the students and to see what they have created.