VITRUVIUS


Designer Name:
Collective (Yannie Lo, Tiffany Wang, Daniel Zhang, Tina Li, William Park, Vivian Zhou)

Label Name:
Vitruvius

Website:
http://Vitruvius.ca
http://www.greenappleartcenter.com

BACKGROUND:
Vitruvius is a collective student brand founded in 2015 by M. Pollio Education Group Inc., the holding company of Green Apple Art Center based in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada. Vitruvius is an embodiment of young designers’ bold creativity, authenticity, exploration, and distinctive self-identity.

 

Our educational entity, has been established in Vancouver since 2006, dedicated in providing art and design education for primary, secondary and high school students. We focus on teaching through interdisciplinary creative approach and experiential learning, as well as by providing opportunities to showcase their works on professional platforms. The ultimate goal is to help our students develop a brand new perspective to unleash their creativity, ignite the creative catalyst, and cultivate a future full of development potential with their independent thinking. Every child has the chance to influence the world, and it is only possible to nurture them by providing an open learning environment fused with opportunities for challenges and advancement. Vitruvius was born under such vision, bringing young designers to experience the process and thrill of fashion world.

 

Our student brand had the first runway show in February 2016 with Globe Fashion Week. Our collection was named ‘I am Astronaut’. The students used their imaginations to create garments inspired by aliens, planets, moons, and gravity.

 

WHEN WAS YOUR BRAND FOUNDED?
2015.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASONS COLLECTION?
“Venetian Carnival”

 

WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN THIS SEASONS COLLECTION?
Taffetas, satins, synthetic fur & leather, velvet, silk organza

 

WHERE ARE YOUR MATERIALS SOURCED AND YOUR GARMENTS MANUFACTURED?
We source materials worldwide. Our garments were designed in Vancouver and manufactured locally and in China.

 

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Vancouver, Canada

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR COLLECTION UNIQUE?
Our collection is entirely designed by high school students who underwent an enjoyable yet challenging process to design, explore, and experiment.

 

WHAT STATEMENT IS YOUR BRAND TRYING TO MAKE?
Passion, confidence, and determination are at the core of our brand’s philosophy. However, to say we instill thesen to the students is hardly true, we only help them to discover those elements. Together we strive to keep moving forward, share our experiences, and develop a better, grander platform for young and aspiring designers in Vancouver. Any dream is possible when you are fully equipped with the three elements.