Fifty Year Love Affair with Sally Ann
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Fifty Year Love Affair with Sally Ann

Costume historian Ivan Sayers showcases highlights of his glamorous collection of historic clothing and accessories curated through five decades of treasure hunting at Salvation Army stores. The event also marks Ivan Sayers' Big Birthday Bash.

Be sure to join us for a special night of celebration of Glitz, Glamour and Birthday Cake. Featuring a live fashion show of historic and vintage clothing and accessories.

 

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A Century of Fashion in Vancouver
Apr
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Century of Fashion in Vancouver

Costume Historian Ivan Sayers explores the changing fashion-scape of Vancouver throughout the decades. Featuring an live fashion show of historic and vintage clothing and accessories

Date: Sunday, April 24th 2016
Location: Hycroft
1489 McRae Ave. Vancouver
Time: Doors Open @ 1pm
Presentation 2 PM – 4 PM

Tickets: www.SMOC.ca
Info: ranav@smoc.ca
Students: $10
Members: $20
Non-Members: $22

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Dare to Wear... Red
Feb
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Dare to Wear... Red

The Society for the Museum of Original Costume Presents Dare to Wear… Red !

Costume Historian Ivan Sayers explores the many facets of crimson couture in a live fashion show featuring historic and vintage period dresses and accessories.
 

Doors Open @ 1pm
Show: 2 PM – 4 PM

Students: $10
Members: $20
Non-Members: $22

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Oct
25
1:00pm 1:00pm

Resurrecting the Fashion Wasteland Sunday

“Resurrecting the Fashion Wasteland “

The Art of Ethical Design by Dahlia Drive                         
Featuring a live fashion show of designer originals

Fashion Designer Wendy Van Riesen shares her process for layering evocative images on the storied history of pre-used textiles. Pieced kimonos, vintage silk reinvented, painted slip dresses, sculptured bustles ….. and more.

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Sep
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

J’ADORE! Live Fashion Show of Ivan Sayers' Favorite Things

Featuring a live fashion show of vintage and historic treasures

Costume historian Ivan Sayers showcases highlights of his stunning collection of historic clothing and accessories spanning six decades of collecting.

The event also marks Ivan Sayers’ Big Birthday Bash, so be sure to join us for some glitz, glamour and birthday cake.

Hycroft Ballroom
Doors open @ 1 pm
The lecture: 2 pm until 4 pm

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May
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

“Silk, Purple and Gold”

SMOC MEMBERS ONLY

SMOC and KOTI Designs present: “Silk, Purple and Gold” with host Ivan Sayers

An exclusive evening featuring original handbags by award-winning designer Kaarina Talvila and vintage fashions from the Ivan Sayers Collection.

The Gala fashion show will pair vintage dresses from the Ivan Sayers collection with KOTI-designed handbags.

Please note: this is a SMOC Members Only event, but SMOC members are welcome to bring along a guest with purchase of another ticket.

Thursday, May 28th 2015
Time: 7 pm
3670 McKechnie Ave.
West Vancouver.

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Apr
19
2:00pm 2:00pm

Dressed as Humans

Join costume designer Ines Ortner to explore the artistic, spiritual, socio-political influences in German Expressionism as portrayed in stage costumes for dance and theatre.  Special archival footage of original performances will be shown.

Sunday, April 19 at 2:00pm
Hycroft Ballroom
Vancouver British Columbia

 
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Mar
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Soft Spaces and the Woven Landscape

The Society for the Museum of Original Costume Presents:
“Soft Spaces and the Woven Landscape“

Award-winning fiber artist Sola Fiedler explores her textile creations from her larger than life City Tapestries to more intimate studio pieces. Sola’s Soft Space Studios (based in Vancouver)produces embroidered and woven originals. Her monumental City Tapestries have been internationally exhibited to much acclaim. They capture the panoramic cityscape in minute bird’s eye detail. With over 50 years of experience, Sola will provide an inside look at the technical and creative processes behind her art!

Sunday March 22nd , 2015
Hycroft Ballroom

Doors Open @ 1pm
Lecture 2 PM – 4 PM

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Feb
15
1:00pm 1:00pm

Love, Love me Do

Who said romance was dead ?

Join costume historian Ivan Sayers for a magical Valentine’s Day fashion spectacle. Decades of historic and vintage costumes come to life in a glamorous review of retro romantic clothing – and the stories behind them. From Subtle Edwardian lace to cherry red fifties crinolines, there’s something for all connoisseurs of fashion.

Sunday February 15, 2015
Hycroft Ballroom
1489 McRae Ave. Vancouver

Doors Open @ 1pm
Lecture 2 PM – 4 PM

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Jan
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Tales and Treasures

The Society for the Museum of Original Costume Presents: “Tales and Treasures from the SMOC Collection 2015″

Join costume historian Ivan Sayers for a glamorous review featuring the best of the SMOC collection’s recent acquisitions. As a bonus, some of the collection’s star attractions will also be highlighted.

White gloves will be provided for guests who are encouraged to view the treasures up close!

Sunday,January 18th 2015
Hycroft Ballroom

Doors open @ 1 pm
Lecture 2-4 pm

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Nov
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Instinct to Play

The Society for the Museum of Original Costume Presents: 
“Instinct to Play” Dance Costumes and the Mechanical Body on the Bauhaus Stage 1922-1929

The Bauhaus movement fused Art, Technology and the Human Form, creating the foundation of modernism in popular culture. Join Guest host Ines Ortner for a detailed exploration of Form, Function….and the limitless Imagination.

Sunday, November 30th  2014
Hycroft Ballroom

Doors open @ 1 pm
Lecture 2-4 pm

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Oct
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Bad Taste 2014

SMOC [The Society for the Museum of Original Costume] Presents: BAD TASTE 2014

“I Can’t Believe She Wore That….Again!“

Join Host Ivan Sayers for an unforgettable Sunday afternoon with some ladies of [almost] high fashion.

Back by popular demand, this curious study in Bad Taste features a live fashion show of beautiful outfits that are stunning for all the wrong reasons.

Beauty is indeed in the Eye of the Beholder !

For a fun and fantastic weekend, make sure you have your ticket to style.

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Oct
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

The Sporting Life: Historic Dress for Fun and Games

SMOC - The Society for the Museum of Original Costume - inaugurates  the fall season with a sporting spectacle hosted by Ivan Sayers.

A brand new series of lectures and events begins on Sunday, September 21st at Hycroft with “ The Sporting Life: Historic Dress for Fun and Games “

A live fashion exhibition details men’s and women’s historical sportswear for both spectators and participants. The event also marks Ivan Sayers’ Big Birthday Bash, so be sure to join us for glamour, games, birthday cake and a special collectibles sale.

…and don’t forget to wear your Ascot Hat !

Sunday October 19th, 2014
Hycroft Ballroom
Doors open at 1 pm
The lecture begins at 2 pm until 4 pm

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Apr
13
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wet-Coast Rainwear

"Wet-Coast Rainwear" Decades of Dressing for Liquid Sunshine

Spring has arrived !

Join costume historian Ivan Sayers for a live fashion show and lecture on how to stay chic and dry at the same time. The show features a parade of historical rainwear and unique pieces designed for both beauty and function. A must for all residents of British Columbia !

Sunday April 13th 2014

Hycroft Ballroom
Doors open at 1 pm
The lecture begins at 2 pm until 4 pm

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Mar
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

A Living Culture: The Woven Arts of Peru

 

Art and Textiles Conservator Sarah Confer charts a colourful journey through the indigenous textiles of Peru.

Her presentation outlines the centuries-old traditions of woven fabrics, with special emphasis on how the environment, communal identity and language are embodied in the art of fabric making.

Sarah Confer has extensive firsthand experience working with village communities in Peru, and her presentation evokes the varied colours, textures and patterns of a nation.
As a bonus, a select sample sale of Peruvian textiles will for sale during the event.

Sunday March 16th 2014
Hycroft Ballroom
2 PM – 4 PM
Doors open @ 1PM

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Feb
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Transitions: Past, Present & Future

Transitions: Past, Present & Future - Men's and Women's Style Trends 2014/2015

Personal Stylist Nicolette Lang-Andersen and Fashion Forecaster Vivienne Taylor share professional style tips and trade secrets

February sees the future of fashion come to Hycroft. Join personal stylist Nicolette Lang-Anderson and fashion forecaster Vivienne Taylor as they trace the latest trends to grace the global catwalks. Suits, dresses, separates, coats, accessories and more… With their combined experience in styling, retail management and marketing, this dynamic duo will help you start the New Year in Style.

Sunday February 16, 2014, 2-4 PM

Hycroft Ballroom
Doors open at 1 pm
The lecture begins at 2 pm until 4 pm

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Nov
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Making Strides - Funky Fashions and Fabulous Footwear

John Fluevog Shoes and SMOC present: 
Making Strides - Funky Fashions and Fabulous Footwear

Join SMOC for an intimate evening at Fluevog Shoes.

Host Ivan Sayers presents vintage chic with a modern twist. A parade of retro-clad models highlight the unique artistry of John Fluevog designs.

Date: Friday November 29th, 2013
Time: 7-9 PM
Doors @ 7 PM
Location: John Fluevog Shoes
837 Granville Street, Vancouver
 

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