Here we are in 2016. Knowing that our shows have gotten so big, we decided to provide an evening of connections between the designer and the one who would like to wear those creations. This year for Couve Couture, we will be taking over the downtown core during First Friday, April 1, 5-9pm in pop-up shop form. Nine of our alumni designers will be in seven locations. Come meet the designers, have you picture taken with them, get autographs and have the opportunity to purchase one of their creations. Going to be a very busy night so come down early! *Above photo by Oblique Foto
Designers and Locations:
Kelsey Jennrich at Leupke Flowers and Finds – 1300 Washington St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Kate Beeman at Siren Salon – 104 W Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660
Desi Designs at Salon Moxie – 1019 Main St. Vancouver, WA 98660
Wendy Ohlendorf at Beigeblond Salon – 909 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660
Shell Bell Vanity at Oblique Foto – 104 W. 9th Street Studio 201, Vancouver WA 98660
Alisa Ann at Most Everything Vintage – 815 Washington St. Vancouver WA 98660
Kate Miles and Niki Pappas at Divine Consign – 904 Main Street. Vancouver WA 98660
Stephanie Lynn at Sweet Spot Skirts – 105 W. 6h St. Vancouver WA 98660
SHOW SPONSORS: We are looking for show sponsors for 2017 Couve Couture Spring Fashion Show. If interested, let us know!
ABOUT COUVE COUTURE~
Beigeblond Salon and Most Everything Vintage have come together to create Couve couture Spring Fashion Show. Couve Couture is truly a visual celebration of the extraordinary talent from this area. Not only do we have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate fashion as we bring it to life on the runway, but we also get to support our community and local businesses. By choosing local business and individuals to be a part of Couve Couture, all the money spent on this show goes back into our community. As small business owners, we truly believe in and try to live this concept.
SHOW HISTORY: Fall ‘2012 Fashion Show was a great success selling out of tickets (250) before posters went up. We knew we needed to grow and found the perfect save in the Gravitate building (formerly Koplans) for our Spring ’13 show. This location allowed for us to have more designers, models, catered food & drink and 575 attendees on the first level and an upper location for a VIP after-show event. Here, participants were given the opportunity to meet the designers, see the clothes and accessories up-close with the potential to purchase and to ‘live’ in the moment of the event with music, locally created desserts and a little bubbly for toasting. We sold out once again.
Our biggest challenge in planning for Spring ’14 was finding a larger space in the downtown area giving us the ability to hold close to 1,000 people. We kept reminding ourselves that ‘this is’ a ‘good’ problem. We were thrilled to hold our Spring show at The Red Lion Hotel ~ Vancouver at the Quay Ballroom. Another sold out show. We have looked at parking lots and structures, tents and parks to allow for a bigger Spring ’15 show. We found something even better… The Historic Academy. We took over the whole building allowing for four very special shows ranging from 75 people to 250 people. Attendees were able to watch the show in the room of their choice; Ballroom, Chapel, Prohibition Room and Hallway allowing for more attendees. We even went for the US record of longest runway! 175 feet and that was only the first half of the show.
Spring 2016 – We want to build connections between our designers and the many people who love their designs. In lieu of a traditional fashion show, we will be doing a Couve Couture Spring ’16 trunk show/sale. Meet our incredible designers, get autographs, have pictures taken and be able to buy their one-of-a-kind creations. April 1, 2016 – 5-9pm around the downtown core of Vancouver WA. Showcasing alumni designers; Kate Beeman of Origin, Desi Designs, Kelsey Jennrich, Niki Pappas, Shelley Beauchaine, Alisa Ann of Most Everything Vintage, Stephanie Lynn of Sweet Spot Skirts, Portland guest Wendy Ohlendorf and youth designer Kate Miles.