Langara College and Oakridge Centre present Brown Paper Couture

Vancouver, BC - An annual project from Langara's Design Formation students, the highly anticipated return of Brown Paper Couture will make its way to Oakridge Centre this Spring from March 3 to March 17, 2015. Building on the excitement from last year, the stunning student display will feature 26 hand-crafted paper creations inspired by famous fashion designers.

In January 2015, Langara College’s Design Formation students recreated the iconic designer dresses, transforming modest materials such as craft paper, cardboard, coffee filters, tape, thumbtacks, tissue and string, into haute couture fashion. This cornerstone project of Design Formation’s Retail Visual Presentation course teaches prop building, aesthetics, and creative problem solving.

We are excited to partner once again with Oakridge Centre for this student work. As part of this campaign, Oakridge Centre is running a social media contest to give away a $250 gift card. For more information, visit the website or contact the Oakridge Concierge Desk at 604.261.2511.

About Design Formation

The Design Formation program at Langara College merges the design disciplines of spatial formation and communication design. This challenging area of design bridges architecture, industrial design, interior design and graphic design. Students become familiar with a wide-ranging skill set that can be applied to everything from retail display to exhibit design to environmental graphic design, or as a basis for further study in design. Visit for more information on the program, or email Kevin Smith at

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path.

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