Some of the world's biggest fashion weeks are in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and one of them even had a dose of Canberra.
Fashion designer Emma O'Rourke sent her new collection from The Label down the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week.
Chatting from Vancouver just after she'd left the runway on Monday night Vancouver-time, O'Rourke said she was thrilled with how it went.
"Obviously fashion week is always quite a busy and exciting time, but it went really, really well," she said.
"It felt great. I think there's a little bit of a rush before you get onto the runway and then I think as soon as you see [your label] there you feel a sense of calm and you can go, 'Oh my God'. It's definitely an exhilarating feeling."
It was the first international show for the designer, who launched The Label in 2015. It focuses on garments designed and constructed using minimal waste techniques.
And it seems her show impressed the Canadians.
"We had a few buyers talk to us after. And as I was awkwardly walking off the runway – I'm a very awkward human, I'm certainly not model-like – I had a buyer in the front row be like, 'I love your stuff, I'd love to talk to you after'," she said.
O'Rourke was approached in July to participate in Vancouver Fashion Week as part of their international contingent of designers.
It's the first time in Canada for the designer, who is supported in Vancouver by her sister and Jessica Di Scipio from her PR team at Nerio Communications.
With her first international show under her belt, O'Rourke said she hopes there are more to come.