PARKSHOW 2015 Presented by Chinook Centre

The non­profit arts and fashion organization, PARK (Promoting Artists | Redefining Kulture) will host its eighth instalment of PARKSHOW on May 23 in the newest north parkade addition at Chinook Centre. The event will bring the coastline to Calgary through an interactive and underground experience transporting guests into a surreal, ocean inspired setting. PARKSHOW 2015 aims to showcase emerging designers from across Western Canada to an Albertan audience of over 700 guests. PARK continues to support Canadian designers that share a similar need for exposure to consumers and media.

Ten hand­picked Canadian designers will fill the runway with their Spring/Summer 2015 collections, including headliner Eliza Faulkner ​(Vancouver), along with Bano eeMee ​(Calgary), SP Badu ​(Calgary), Vivian Lee ​(Toronto/Calgary), LUXX RTW ​(Edmonton), Suka ​(Edmonton), Coutu Kitsch ​(Calgary), Lennard Taylor ​(Winnipeg), 6 Streets ​(Calgary), Forge Apparel ​(Calgary), as well as several Canadian Chinook Centre retailers. Featured artist Jennie Vallis (Calgary) will also be showcasing a series of ocean themed installations.

“PARKSHOW is a great opportunity for emerging and new designers to showcase their designs to discerning fashionistas. It brings the artistic community together to celebrate art and fashion and provides the much needed exposure to the local fashion scene. Bano eeMee has been able to emerge as Alberta's local leather label thanks to PARKSHOW.”

Aleem Arif, founder and designer of Bano eeMee said. Aleem continues, “..Looking forward to seeing my work on the runway and to share the latest Bano eeMee designs with Calgary. Also looking forward to celebrating the Canadian fashion scene with my friends and supporters and proponents of art, culture and fashion in Calgary. Thank you PARK for the opportunity!”.

Kara Chomistek, PARK President, comments, “Each year our talent, production and guest experience improves and we are grateful for the interest PARK continues to receive at a local, Western Canadian and now national level. We are especially thankful to our returning title sponsor, Chinook Centre, for allowing us to flex our creativity and provide our guests with a truly unique artistic experience. We cannot wait to show you what we are creating!“

PARK’s goal to cultivate art and culture within Calgary means that 100 per cent of the proceeds from ticket, bar sales and sponsorship enables the organization to continue to host events that bring exposure and entrepreneurship opportunities to aspiring artists.

Purchase your ticket here.

PARKSHOW Event Details
Date: Saturday, May 23

Location: Chinook Centre
North Parkade - P2
6455 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB

Doors Open at 7:00 pm
Show I - 9:00 pm (seated)
Show II - 10:00 pm (seated)
PARK Pop-up Shops available throughout the evening.
Early Bird ticket prices are in effect until March 31!

VIP - Tier I: $125
VIP - Tier II: $100

General Seating: $60
Standing Room - $30
Tickets are Available here

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