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Fur flies at Vancouver Fashion Week's second day

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It wouldn’t be fashion without a little drama.

Three fur protesters interrupted South Korean brand JUKOJulie’s opening show at Vancouver Fashion Week on Tuesday.

Carrying signs reading “Fur is dead” and "This is not fashion, this is violence,” the protesters— who identified themselves as “concerned citizens” and said they are not affiliated with any animal rights’ groups— stormed the runway in spectacular fashion before they were swiftly removed by security.

But the show must go on, and so it did.

Designer Julie Lee of JUKOJulie presented variations on a theme: luxe fur coats and vests in a variety of shades on an all-black uniform of cropped skinny jeans, simple blouses and stilettos. Halos of hair teased to wild volumes and dramatic makeup put the finishing touches on each model's glamorous get-up.

Next up was Vancouver-based designer and dressmaker Grandy C.’s brand, Grandi’s Atelier.

Her Scotland-inspired line, Hieland Flouer, featured feminine silhouettes, from peplum tops to midi skirts and curve-hugging dresses, in a diverse mix of fabrics and patterns. Tartan dominated the collection, however, contrasting elegantly with leather, satin and silk.

Peruvian designer Magaly Guillen's penchant for futuristic knitwear appeared in every colour combination Tuesday.

Models decked out in fondant-like folds of fabric trudged down the catwalk with heavy knitted rings around their ankles— the cheerful colours at least bringing slight comedic relief to an evening that kicked off with theatrics.

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