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Immigrant, Indigenous fashion designers launch from VFW runway – Welland Tribune

April 6, 2022

Searching for a new life and career, South African immigrant Larainne Kaplan came to Vancouver in 2003 carrying two garbage bags full of clothing samples made by a family charity program near her former home in Cape Town.

“I wanted to pursue having a fashion business with a strong social responsibility component,” said Kaplan, who was transitioning from a 15-year career as a social worker in South Africa.

“And then I met him, and he helped me get my business going,” said Kaplan, pointing to Jamal Abdourahman, the founder of Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW), in an interview with New Canadian Media.

Read More: https://www.wellandtribune.ca/ts/news/canada/2022/04/06/immigrant-indigenous-fashion-designers-launch-from-vfw-runway.html

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