#VALT2012 Reviews:

“In the age of smartphones, reality TV and productivity killer extraordinaire, Facebook, we live in a moment where even these things can barely keep our attention. VALT, though in its inaugural year, has done well to blend together various arts to draw in even the most inattentive viewer.  Giving us a little taste of everything and in the most unconventional way, makes us want to see more and be entertained. And who doesn’t want that?”

~ Nailah King, VALT 2012 Review for HUSH Magazine




“The first ever Vancouver Alternative Fashion Weekend played with the word fashion, with its edgy, not-your-average tattooed models and barefoot performances. There were fancy face veils, antler head wear, flowery hats and long ruffled chiffon gowns, feathers and leather. How fitting for this exuberantly avant-garde fashion weekend.”

~ Anja Konjicanin, VALT 2012 Review for The Vancouver Observer




“And judging by the hard work and passion that obviously went into hosting the first night of the inaugural Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end] (VALT), the people behind the event love what they’re doing...Bravo VALT!”

~ Sarah Rowland, VALT 2012 Review for The Georgia Straight




“From the wild guests to the enthusiastic volunteers, artistic performers, gorgeous models, and delightful fashion designers, a fantastically, wonderful time was experienced by all.”

~ VALT 2012 Review for SNAP Downtown Vancouver




“Ever wanted to watch a Charlie Chaplin-esque mime Flashdance her way up and down a runway inside a renovated warehouse accompanied by live theatrical synthpop pouring out of a Voodoo-attired vocalist? Then you really should’ve been in downtown Vancouver a couple weeks ago.”

~ Matt Currie, VALT 2012 Review for XALT Magazine




“Element 7 took part in the Vancouver Alternative Fashion show last weekend and it was a success! What an amazing night full of music, fashion and art!” 

~ Element 7, VALT 2012 Fashion Designer




“I would like to offer my most heartfelt thanks & congrats to everyone involved in making VALT so amazing, directors, models, makeup & hair, dressers, musicians, assistants, artists, media, photographers, bartenders, all the phenomenal designers and the attendees WOW what an amazing thing to be apart of.”

~ Neid, VALT 2012 Fashion Designer



“We are so honoured to have been in the company of such talented and creative designers, performers, and artists, both in front of the crowd and behind the scenes. We experienced excitement and nervousness but knew we were in capable hands.”

~ Mitmunk, VALT 2012 Fashion Designer



“My daydreams still burst with flashes of elaborately black feathered Elizabethan neck pieces, Steampunk top hats and leather goggles bathed in gold studs, gorgeous boys and girls of all shapes and sizes, long, green, pointy elf shoes and wings and baby dragons, oversized oval hoop skirts, crinolines and bonnets, richly textured overcoats, sexy tattooed girls in black fishnets and chains, leather, corsets, and all things fashionably eclectic and surreal... It’s the kind of dream you wish you could stay in forever.”

~ Jacqueline Ryan, VALT 2012 Model, Review for Olio by Marilyn




“Thank you so much VALT for an amazing weekend!!! We felt very privileged to have our debut performance at your event and had a fantastic time!!!!!!”

~ Teddy Romance, VALT 2012 Musicians



“Thanks to everyone who was here...the band had a wicked time and we're looking forward to next year!”

~ Art Kenyon, VALT 2012 Musician



“Major props to Kat F. and Kat K., the deadly duo who put together VALT, and to all the designers who showcased their work – I have never seen so many beautiful designs all in the same place before, and it certainly made me proud to be a Vancouverite!”

~ Kieren Strange, VALT 2012 Musician