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Danielle Fuechtmann

Danielle is a design student and freelance writer; she is passionate about combining stories with beautiful design. Editor-in-Chief of the NAIT Nugget, she loves books, the internet, sharply tailored blazers, and Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night album. She has a huge lipstick collection and a drawer full of stationery for sending snail mail. Danielle is a stickler for fixing crooked paintings, using soup spoons, and is a fan of the Oxford comma.

You can learn more about her and her work at and you can often find her at fashion events around the city. Follow her on twitter ( or instagram ( to get a glimpse into her wardrobe and sketchbook or her most recent local adventures!

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Western Canada Fashion Week is this week!

Wednesday March 23 , 2016

Western Canada Fashion Week is returning to the ATB Financial Arts Barns this Thursday for another season of fashion, design and art. Bringing the catwalk to Edmonton since 2005, WCFW is the second-largest fashion week in Canada!

Photo by Donna Lynn Photography

Setting WCFW apart from Canada’s other fashion weeks is their commitment to supporting the growth of Western Canada’s fashion and design community through providing a platform for designers and opportunities for emerging designers to compete in incubator programs that provide recognition, financial support, and marketing and publicity. Every season, WCFW brings hundreds of designers, models, hairstylists, makeup artists and more, providing an exciting chance for the entire community to connect and build lasting connections.

This season, the shows include presentations from student showcases from Estelle Academy, MC College, and Eveline Charles Academy on Thursday, March 24th. These showcases, the Emerging Designer Competition, and a presentation from last season’s winner of the Emerging Designer Competition offer an opportunity to spot tomorrow’s talent today. WCFW’s “support local, think global” perspective struts down the runway with collections from international designers from Vietnam, the Philippines, Finland, and France, plus collections from multicultural collections from Canadian designers.

Photo by Kelly Rosborough

A small sampling of the collections being presented by Western Canada’s best designers include a menswear showing from Edmonton’s beloved Stanley Carroll Clothing, LUXX Ready-to-Wear’s “LUXX in Space” collection, menswear and womenswear from Daniel Snow, Malika, and Melany Rowe.

Photo by Simply Cpatured Photography

For more information about the season, including the full lineup and ticket information, visit Western Canada Fashion Week online at