VIP Opening Gala at Vancouver Fashion Week Features FMA Weekly, Karma Exchange and Masik Studios

Vancouver Fashion Week explodes into arts scene with local entertainers, performers, and good karma.

Vancouver, Canada, November 01, 2011 --( Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) will roll out its red carpet at Masik Studios to launch the much-anticipated week of shows and events. Andy Chu, creator and producer of FMA Entertainment Weekly, will host the VIP Opening Gala, kicking it off with a live performance from Pamela Masik and Vancouver-based musician Jagua.

As an activist for women’s empowerment, Masik will be supporting Karma Exchange, an innovative charity that aims to end poverty, by donating 50 per cent of proceeds from the sale of three paintings to one of her own Karma Exchange projects. Andy Chu and FMA Weekly will endorse Masik and Karma Exchange’s pursuits in social justice by encouraging the audience to give generously, and buy a “Karma Drink” during the Opening Gala, which will continue to be available throughout VFW.

The VIP Opening Gala will also feature a stunning performance by Masik and Goh ballet dancer and choreographer Meredith Kalaman. Goh Ballet Academy Canada debuted two works from the visionary dancer last spring, coming a long way from her first ballet classes in Langley, British Columbia. With her grace and talent, Kalaman evokes powerful imagery and emotions that gala goers will revel in.

About Arc 2 Intertainment:
Arc2 Intertainment is an advanced production company in the field of entertainment arts. They create, develop, and produce multimedia projects that are technically innovative and visually inspiring. Arc 2’s distinct divisions encompass a wide range of capabilities; from multimedia development, television shows to full blown motion picture production. By eliminating the costs of outsourcing, they increase the overall control of every project, making it streamlined and cost-efficient. They have successfully authored a wide range of entertainment-based projects and continue to reinvent themselves in the pursuit of excellence.

About FMA Entertainment Weekly
FMA Entertainment Weekly is a half-hour entertainment and lifestyle show featuring the latest in fashion, music, arts, and lifestyle trends from LA to Vancouver. After an overwhelming and successful 2010 season on KVOS TV network FMA Weekly continues to take on the most talked about stories in the entertainment and art industry with engaging, opinionated, and often heated in-depth segments on its 2011 season. The TV show has related features and also covers topics such as health, beauty, fitness, hotspots, cultures and lifestyles to broaden its appeal to their viewing audience.

About Vancouver Fashion Week:
Founded by producer Jamal Abdourahman, Vancouver Fashion Week has been worldwide renowned since its launch in 2001. Taking place bi-annually during spring and fall, the week focuses on celebrating both local and international designers, and emerging talent. VFW has grown to showcase fashion designers from around the globe, and international media coverage including Le Monde, The Guardian, Elle Canada, Flare and Sina. 2010 attendees included Hollywood stars, such as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, as well as Canadian music giants Sam Roberts and Alanis Morrisette.

In April 2011, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson proclaimed VFW Vancouver’s official fashion week.

VFW is honoured to have these local artists and entertainers represent its Spring/Summer 2012 show, and to give back to revolutionary causes like Karma Exchange.

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