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Young designer hopes Kamloops fashion show takes him to New York school

Plunging necklines are a feature found in many of Quentin Collier's latest designs.
January 19, 2015 - 7:30 PM

KAMLOOPS — Quentin Collier proved once again why he is well on his way to becoming a household name as he showcased his latest fashion collection in a packed room of about 300 people.

Collier has been working on his collection, Noir by QTC, for several months already and spent the last several weeks pulling together his looks. He worked with new materials and more intricate patterns this time around and his growth as a designer is evident to those who have seen any of his previous work.

“It’s the contrast between the ease of the ‘70s and the harshness of the ‘80s,” he notes. “The collection is really in your face, but at the same time it’s also really soft. It’s got the softness of the ‘70s, the nice gentle flow."

On Friday, with the help of Nic Zdunich, the Grade 12 student transformed an empty space in Hotel 540 into a runway reminiscent of the Meatpacking District in New York. Rough, unfinished walls, floors and ceiling were offset by the 300 well-dressed people who packed the room.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served as friends and family waited for the show to start. Last minute preparations kept the 14 girls Collier enlist to model his latest collection, which combines the softness and ease of the ‘70s with an ‘80s edge, busy for the hours leading up to the show. 

With plans to use this collection as the main part of his portfolio, professional hairdressers and makeup artists were also brought in to help complete his vision. Collier will be applying to Parsons School of Design in New York by the beginning of February with the hopes of attending the famous design school in the fall.

Here is a look at some of what those lucky enough to get a ticket saw Friday night.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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