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Refinery en Vogue
Saturday, March 19, 2016
9 pm–2 am | 18+
$45/$39 AGA Members
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Your AGA and West Edmonton Mall present Refinery en Vogue, a celebration of our design-related programming through the Poole Centre of Design. Featuring a fashion show and textile-based installations commissioned specifically for Refinery en Vogue, this edition of our late-night art party combines art and fashion into one stylish event. Custom creations made specifically for this event by local designers are featured alongside new looks provided by West Edmonton Mall, while fashion-forward DJs Girls Club keep the party going into the night. Plan an outfit for the evening, and express your own original style.

Featured local designers:
Malorie Urbanovitch of Malorie Urbanovitch
Derek Jagodzinsky of LUXX Ready to Wear
WORKHALL

Installation by local artists Jenna Turner and Linda Moir

Custom work by iHuman’s Fashion and Art programs

Featured WEM retailers:
DKNY Donna Karan New York
Kit and Ace
Simons

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Take a peek backstage at Refinery en Vogue

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Contributors

 

Visual Artists Jenna Turner and Linda Moir

Visual Artists:

Jenna Turner and Linda Moir

Linda Moir has a degree in Clothing and Textiles from the University of Alberta. She has experimented with ceramics, photography and silversmithing, and currently sells recycled tin jewelry in Edmonton under the moniker Tin Giants.

Jenna Turner plays violin in The Olm, an experimental two-piece that often creates original projections and animations for performances. She has collaborated on bizarre sets for punk and psychedelic bands Look Away and Krang, and sells vintage clothing and handmade jewelry in her spare time.


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Local Fashion Designers:

Derek Jagodzinsky of LUXX ready-to-wear

LUXX ready-to-wear is an Edmonton-based fashion design company, and their clothing is designed and produced solely in Edmonton, Alberta. The LUXX heritage is rooted in making sophisticated, sleek, polished ready-to-wear for the modern woman of today. “Modern shapes with a classic edge” is the motto that drives LUXX. LUXX’s products embrace the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship with the unparalleled creativity.

LUXX is owned and operated by creator Derek Jagodzinsky. Derek acquired his Bachelors of Design from the University of Alberta. Derek also completed an internship in New York with fashion designer Michael Kaye Couture, which provided him with further insight about the business behind fashion from an international perspective while based in New York.


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Malorie Urbanovitch of Malorie Urbanovitch

Malorie Urbanovitch founded her eponymous brand in 2012 while studying Film and Art at the University of Alberta. Her work has gained national recognition with a 2015 Canadian Arts and Fashion Award nomination, as well as first prize at the Mercedes Benz Start-Up Program in 2013.

Based in Edmonton, Canada, Malorie works closely with artisans in Europe, where only the finest, ethical materials and methods are used. Malorie’s collections include knitwear, jewelry, and leather goods.


WORKHALL

WORKHALL

WORKHALL is a young design company based out of Canada and founded in 2014. WORKHALL was built on a mission to promote and foster design. They are designers with a community perspective; artists provoking thought and beauty.

The label has also graced the pages of international publications such as Vogue Italia and Fashion Mag. WORKHALL has expanded its collections to encompass jewelry and clothing. Their designs are created and sampled at both their downtown Edmonton and Saigon Studios. Production is done over the span of a few months with international family run businesses who focus on quality and artistry.


WEM Retailers:

DKNY Donna Karan New York

DKNY Donna Karan New York is the energy and spirit of New York – international, eclectic, fun, fast, and real. DKNY Edmonton, one of only three exclusive DKNY freestanding stores in Canada, is one of first realizing a new store concept being introduced worldwide.


Kit and Ace

Vancouver-based Technical Luxury™ retailer Kit and Ace has arrived at West Edmonton Mall. Kit and Ace products offer comfort and functionality without sacrificing style, taking you from day to night.


Simons

Simons, one of Canada’s leading fashion retailers, is an exclusive to West Edmonton Mall. Founded in Quebec City, Simons spotlights many of the world’s hottest designers and Simons’ own exclusive, original house labels in a revolutionary shopping environment on par with the world’s top names in fashion.


iHuman

In 1997, a few Edmontonians came together to solve a problem: there were too many neglected and abandoned young people on the streets. There was no existing model that worked well to engage the youth and solve this problem. iHuman invites young people aged 12-24 years old, to transform trauma into purpose through caring, creative and authentic programming and services. As a result, hundreds of youth beat the odds, break the cycle and become healthy member of our City.

Selected students from iHuman’s Fashion and Art programs are working with Refinery en Vogue to create a custom work on display for the night.


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Music:

GirlsClub DJs

Infamous for playing at trendy dance parties at some of Edmonton’s most elegant venues, Girls Club DJs are duo Jaclyn Panylyk and Suzy Kenny, two DJs from Edmonton who have made an electrifying impact on Edmonton’s dance floors and Western Canadian festivals since 2007.

Girls Club are ahead of the curve with discovering and mixing the most innovative sounds in dance music. They are a hot ticket, often playing to sold out crowds for Edmonton socialites at venues like the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Citadel Theatre, and Latitude 53. But it’s not all glamour and glitz. Often playing up to six sets per week, you can find these ladies DJing for packed dance floors until the early hours at hot spot nightclubs like El Cortez, The Common, and playing at private shows, where they headline among other well-established Edmonton artists or open for international acts.