Brothers Nick and Kyle Haney just ‘pop’ in their hand-crafted bubble wrap suits in the show’s finale.

Brothers Nick and Kyle Haney just ‘pop’ in their hand-crafted bubble wrap suits in the show’s finale.

Stylin’ Lake Cowichan School grads show fashion, strut for fellow grad

Grads helped to raise funds for one of their own, John Hieta, and his famil

A crowd of about 100 people were entertained at — what seems to be the annual — Lake Cowichan School grad fashion show on Friday night as the grads sashayed down the runway.

This year the grads helped to raise funds for one of their own, John Hieta, and his family. The $1,006 in proceeds will help get them to Toronto where John will receive a lung transplant.

Four Lake Cowichan clothing stores were showcased: Copper Lane Boutique, Scarlets Second Hand Boutique, Fit for a Princess, and for the guys, Neiser Sales, Service and Rentals who provided some of their work and casual men’s wear to the fashion show.

Corrie Helliwell from Copper Lane, was pleased to see “all local shops” participating, and for the first time Neiser’s with their work clothing.

The finale of the show was outfits creatively designed by the grad models themselves. Using up-cycled materials ranging from bubble wrap to newspaper theysurely inspired any up-and-coming fashion designers in the audience.

“The finale was the funnest part I think,” gushed student organizer Carmen Brooks. “It was so fun and what we talked about afterwards.”

Thanks also goes to local hair studios Remedy Salon, Studio 87, Heads or Nails, and to the LCS leadership class for all their efforts in the behind the scene hair and makeup.

Belinda Waller won $77 in the 50/50 draw which she kindly donated back to the fundraiser.

To keep the show interactive with the audience, emcee Lauren Frost did a great job and tossed out trvia questions about each store.

“What is the name of the Scarlett’s store mascott, the dog?”

Keen shoppers knew the answer was Abby. Frost kept true to the local theme and spoke about shopping locally in her segues.


“The grads had great energy and I’d certainly take part again.” said Terri-Lynne Warren, owner of Fit for a Princess.



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