Day 7 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – VFW closed the week with an extraordinary line-up of local and international designers.

Alex S Yu opened the final day of shows with ‘The Abnormal Symmetry’ collection. Featuring a plethora of navy and white stripes, denim, asymmetrical hemming and peplum detail, the Canadian based label expertly played with proportions, patchwork, and layering.

Canadian designer Evan Clayton took the runway by storm with his eccentric collection, ‘Ego’. Placing the main focus on branded underwear sets, models clad in crotchless slick patent trousers, skin-tight bodysuits, sheer kimonos, and glossy plastic breastplates delighted the audience. With help from drag queen trio Gia Metric, Jane Smoker, and Kendall Gender, and his initials garishly glittered across most of the collection, the designer no doubt left a lasting impression.

For SS19, Jessica Tierney for Chained Couture presented her NYC inspired collection, ‘CHAINED’. The Australian designer’s all black line featured shoulder padded duster coats held together by metal loops and chains, oversized silver belts, satin flared pants, and faux fur shawls, leaving a gothic atmosphere hanging over the runway.

China based brand Wan Li put on a display of intricacy and craftsmanship with their showcase of traditional Chinese Cheongsams. Splitting their show into three sections, the designers sent a rainbow procession of gowns down the runway each accented with oriental style stitch work. Using mature models to showcase their collection, the label succeeded in bringing China to BC.


JPK channelled the streets with a collection of monochrome and futuristic multipurpose clothing. Based in the UK, Jan-Philipp Kosfeld presented a unisex line built for core functionality with concealed pockets in oversized metallic blazers, PVC duster coats adaptable to changing weather, and pre-crinkled trousers. With muted colour palettes and corn-rowed models, the collection achieved its goal of interlacing timeless elegance with Hip-Hop culture.

Shades of yellow from Canary to Lemon shone through collection ‘Jaune’ by German designer Annika Klaas, winner of the European Fashion Award FASH 2018. With a focus on knitwear processes and seamless technology, collage-like outfits created a deconstructed feel. With colour graded layers and see-through structures, the knitted fabrics emphasized experiments in textures. Beautiful colours in dreamy soft knits made the crowd swoon.

Japanese brand THE MONGOLIAN CHOPPSSS showcased a quirky unisex collection for SS19. The collection theme ‘Precious Love’ was expressed through positive messages such as ‘I am happy’ (in Japanese) and ‘Happy Sushi’ creating a fun feel. Camo print, oversized patch pockets, and long fluoro green socks made for carefree styling. A key look for men- a casual sweater featuring rainbow colour blocking paired with grey shorts. A youthful line disseminating fun or ‘TANOSII’ for all to see to close the night with colour and happiness.


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Day 6 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – A real mix of design aesthetics for day 6 of Vancouver Fashion Week.

Shamsha Hashwani, a luxury contemporary womenswear designer from Pakistan, opened the evening with a tribute collection to her late mother ‘Shanaz’. Inspired heavily by merging tradition with modernity, the line featured an array of bejewelled silk gowns and jumpsuits in emerald green, deep fuschia, and royal blue. With an atelier in Karachi, the label showcased skilled intricate workmanship with 3D embellishments and cut-work appliqué. Beaded floor length sheer sleeves and masterpiece shawls stunned the crowd.

Local brand Studio Jason Siu presented new menswear collection ‘Ecdysis’ taking inspiration from the processes of an insect’s life. With refined tailoring, delicate butterfly prints on white shirts, and a reversible metallic raincoat hinting at the insect’s jewel tones, a cohesive theme was developed. A deconstructive concept was pushed with the use of a collared shirt hanging against the body with straps.


Oxygenated crimsons, rich dark blues, and bone colours from the human circulatory system made up the colour palette for Canadian designer Kirsten Ley’s conceptual new collection MITØSIS, about the division of self. Printwork of anatomy diagrams incorporating florals created visual intrigue, offset by sculpted leather silhouettes. Magnificent textile manipulations made for an artistic collection.


Moquo stormed the runway with wacky outrageous prints in vibrant colours. The French label designed by Manon Parisot brought a fun flare for SS19 featuring animal stripes, jungle leaves, abstract shapes and Aztec inspired patterns.

From Trench to Duster it was coats galore with Lorem Ipsum. Based in British Columbia, the brand added a level of sophisticated simplicity to proceedings with Jessica Lee’s take on classic outer layers. Featuring a variety of lengths in muted tones, tie up belts, tartan accents, asymmetrical hemlines, and double-breasted lapels, the collection did not disappoint.

Taiwanese label Loop Theory presented their thought-provoking collection of deconstructed pieces representing different corners of the world. Elizabeth Peng aimed to symbolize diversity with her panelled baby doll dresses and skirt sets by seamlessly stitching clashing prints of city/nature landscapes together. The designer pit strong and pastel colours against each other by pairing each look with tights in electric blue, shocking pink, and blood orange.

To end the night, Japanese women’s apparel brand eimy istoire, known for their mixed-materials and cutting-edge designs, presented a pretty pastel pink and grey collection with ruffles, tulle, and feathers. Feminine silhouettes were structured from peplum waists, drop shoulders, and voluminous skirting. Velvet, silk, and lace created texture. A serenely feminine concept for SS19.


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Day 5 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Friday, September 21st, 2018 – Vancouver, BC - Friday night was a night of edgy, experimental, and sophisticated styles on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week.

NOT DEAD YET started the shows with a twist on the grunge aesthetic, designer Adam Lin-Bungag’s signature. The 2018 Nancy Mak Award Winner, showcased oversized sleeves, raw edges, combat boots, hanging chains, and studs. Red and yellow plaid was contrasted with plain black and transparent PVC. Drawn letters spelt out SHAME on the side of sneakers, and printed words on graphic tees hinted to the theme ‘Eulogy'- the understanding that in order to move forward we must acknowledge, understand, and learn from our past.

B.C.’s Anelia Basson of Anelia Art debuted her ‘Explore the Journey’ collection for SS19. Each piece was a wearable work of art with unique tribal influences complemented by a simple topknot hairstyle with feathers and beaded accessories. Basson’s colour palette was bright and playful with detailed prints on UV safe and environmentally friendly fabrics. Each garment flowed with the model’s movement which was further highlighted with an interpretive dance that delighted VFW fashion-goers. From versatile dresses to fun swimwear, Basson’s pieces will be sure to instil confidence and capture the individuality of the wearer.

Belgium’s Maxime Edward’s ‘UCHRONISM’ collection combined elements of metallics in a display of sporty, theatrical, and edgy looks. With the use of black, silver, bronze, and flashes of teal, Edward finds strength and coexistence in the structured cuts of his pieces and austere aesthetics. Inspired by the vision of the harmonic evolution of the human species, Edward pushes the envelope with his garments in an evocative way; teetering on sobriety and fantasy with each piece prompted by an emboldened view of mankind.


Apparel Magazine, one of New Zealand’s premier fashion publications presented an exciting trio of designers for SS19. First, Christchurch’s Shannon Thompson of Out of Comfort displayed a collection with relaxed silhouettes and immense depth utilising earthy tones and functional accessories like hiking boots and bucket hats. Next up, Auckland’s Doris Lu depicted a feminine strength and confidence in her collection with Japanese-inspired elements, reimagined white dress shirts, and samurai-esq wrap jackets. Finally, Auckland’s Kate Fisher presented electrifying pieces that were gender non-conforming in their presentation. With a mixture of black, white, and red chiffon blouses, and metallic elements scattered throughout, Fisher demonstrated the versatility of her capsule collection. These three New Zealand designers showed their collective strength at Vancouver Fashion Week.

Designer Javier Giron for Spanish based brand JNORIG presented a new kind of ‘Complex Minimalism’ refreshing the idea of merging two opposite cultures; the simplicity of Amish lifestyle with the complexity of Indian Tribes. Graphic prints, designed in collaboration with Graphic Designer Barthelemy Vielle, lifted a heavily contrasted palette of black, white, and red. A modern deconstructive feel was expressed through structured jackets, hooded sweaters, and oversized knits with long hanging sleeves. A distinguished look for women- a red collared shirt worn with black ¾ length shorts and long black socks, topped with a black felt hat.

Class, elegance, and timelessness are three words to express the refined collection presented by Australian brand Lena Kasparian. ‘After 5’ featured formal wear and cocktail pieces for men and women in an oh so glamorous style. Deep rose pink silk and sequined gowns with couture detailing and luxurious fabrics set an opulent tone for womenswear. For men- chic grey and navy suits, beautifully tailored, were worn with crisp white shirts. A sophisticated collection.


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Day 4 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Thursday, September 20th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC –Thursday marked an international day at Vancouver Fashion Week with designers featured from across the globe.

Kicking off the show, four talented students proudly represented NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), an Italian education Academy focusing on art and design. First up was Anna Bonifazi, opening a dark collection with a provocative white evening dress paired with opera length gloves. Next, He Yan hit a playful note, showing structured vinyl suit jackets in an array of candy colours. Yeqi Tang followed with a striking display of artsy prints on flowy, oversized dresses. Gaoming Chen closed the show with an intriguing line of experimental pieces, contrasting the predominantly white palette with pops of cherry red buttons and deep blue piping. These emerging designers proved their impressive talents are a force to be reckoned with.

Elena Pignata of the Italian brand Ombradifoglia showcased a very personal line of avant-garde looks, styled with a rigorous femininity. An impressive volume of delicate fabrics in a surplus of patterns saturated the runway for the S/S19 season. Plaid trousers, culottes, and chinos paired with bold red tops, full maxi skirts topped with airy overcoats, and confidently striped pantsuits were abundant. The finalist of Project Runway Italy’s inaugural edition demonstrated great versatility with her mix-and-match line.

Italian designer Giulia Solda’ of Maatroom brought her fuss-free aesthetic to Vancouver with her newest collection, ‘Then Comes the Sun.’ Maatroom utilizes an obvious simplicity to showcase the high-quality Italian fabrics and attention to tradition in a monochromatic scheme of black and white. Flared jumpsuits, oversized button-ups, and a plethora of crisp white dresses in various silhouettes were both assured and inviting. Sleek low ponytails complimented the minimalist vibe with a reserved attitude that pervaded the runway.

Japanese brand thibaut presented ‘Annie Vibe,’ a collection of loungewear inspired by the white linens and posh dresses from the 1982 movie Annie. With a background in choreography, Meiko Ban epitomizes the balance of life: messy but clean, relaxed but anxious, rough yet still soft. Barefooted models wore loose knit pullovers, waffle knit leggings, and ribbed camisoles. A lingerie inspired teddy in white lace was styled over a disheveled button-up shirt. Delicate ruffles were a theme in a predominantly neutral colour palette, all coming together for a show that was charmingly sensual.

Mexican brand Kan by Paulina Hernandez showcased the swimwear collection ‘Temiqui’ full of colour and life, with inspiration taken from the Mexican ethnic group Huicholes, and the Wixárika culture and their art. Hot pink, cyan blue, and green graphic printed women’s bikinis and men’s swim shorts were paired with fringed hooded ponchos and striped coverups.

‘FOREVER CUBA’ the colourful collection from Miami based designer Yas Gonzalez, is a nostalgic glimpse into her childhood in Cuba - with printed fabrics featuring memories of great grandmother’s kitchen tiles, the family church, and parks where she played. A delightfully ostentatious collection with rich vibrant fabrics, peacock feathers and floral embellishments accentuating the female form. A green corseted bodice with voluminous skirt in bold blue and oranges took us right to Havana.

Erin Clare Bridal, from Australia, showcased the Eclipse collection, in a soft white palette with ivory and a range of nude tones. Unique laces embellished with feathers, flowers, leaves, stars and butterflies appeared like delicate paper cutouts on beautiful wedding gowns. Models with plaited updos wore feminine A-line silhouettes with accentuated waists and sheer sleeves. An exquisite and romantic collection.


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Day 3 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Wednesday was a night to highlight the local talents from Vancouver and Canada as a whole, complemented with a few from further afield.

Meghan Buckley of MGHN kicked off the night with ‘WHOOPSIE DAISY’, a collection inspired by creative imagination and childhood emotions. Building on MGHN’s characteristic clean lines and minimalism, the Vancouver designer took a more playful approach for the S/S19 season. Exuberant colours were tied together with silky bows, and almost-campy pom poms embellished clean white silhouettes, all of which were topped with soft felt berets. The result was a show that was equal parts cute and quirky.

Vancouver designer Wade Shapely of W/S brought New York punk to the runway. The VCAD graduate’s newest collection, ‘Dress to Kill’ pushed a rebellious vibe bringing together classic rock pieces with couture elegance. Drenched in edgy prints and bold textiles, the looks were complemented with heavy makeup and strappy stilettos. Leopard prints were topped with gold studded leather jackets. A metallic red top was paired with a zebra patterned pencil skirt, covered in PVC plastic. The showstopper: a long, dazzling beaded evening dress held together with a leather harness and choker.

Vancouver designer Casey Lamb of KSLAM transported the audience to a 1985 roller disco with ‘Vapour Wave’. The self-taught 21-year-old was inspired by 2000s internet memes, 80s art and 70s new wave music to create a collection that critiques modern consumerism and pop culture. A neon palette of both used and new fabrics was accented with car seat buckles, chains, and rainbow printed platform sneakers. Models wearing hot pink suits, royal blue rompers, and slinky green party dresses carried disco balls as handbags. Fusing elements from multiple decades, KSLAM’s vintage reworks bring a unique take to modern streetwear.

Jacqueline Au from Toronto showcased an art-to-wear collection ‘Cloud Forest’ inspired by a conservatory in Singapore and the complex nature of the mind in its hazy mixture of tangled ideas and thoughts. A gradient grey colour palette contrasted with navy, baby blue, and teal was used in soft structural textures, with wool, quilt, mesh, and fur. A key look: a high neck dress with uneven sleeve lengths and an organic shaped hemline. Metallic clasps caught the light, and ribbons, weaved wool strips, and string cords created visual intrigue.

Scottish brand imi presented ‘Reconstruct My Flesh’, a realisation, through clothing, of society’s obsession with physical self  ‘improvement’. Designer Imogen Evans uses deconstructed silhouettes, layering, and embroidery to portray this concept. Embroidered face coverings, hanging strips, and clever elements such as a triple hooded jumper, stacks of collars worn on the arms, and experiments with eyelets brought about an unusual twist.

ESMOD Dubai design graduate Manon Pradier, a menswear designer based in Shanghai, presented the ‘a.LIKE’ collection inspired by nature and architecture, recreating the repetition in both fields. A wearable collection of classic garments such as coats and jumpsuits has been modernized be reinventing their shape and incorporating a fresh selective colour palette with dark teal merged with grey. Graphic prints lifted the minimalist collection.

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Day 2 at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Day 2 took us on a journey from Vancouver to Japan.

Four talented design students from LaSalle College Vancouver, debuted an impressive array of looks for SS19. Tying the designers together, the models were adorned with jet-black plastic turbans and chic sock boots. From Si-Man Cheung’s structured blue and cream two-piece ensembles, Nasrine Damroudi’s earthy tones and defined waists, Ya-Ting Chung’s elegantly rippled black chiffon blouses with emerald green accents, to Zhengyu Zhou’s edgy safety-pinned sheer pieces with statement typography, LaSalle College students displayed their collective and emerging talent for SS19 in full force.

‘Eat my shorts’, a playful unisex collection from local Vancouver designer Profanity By LillzKillz featured transparent vinyl pockets filled with toy cars, platform sneakers, video game prints, and bold bright colourways in vibrant yellow, tangerine orange, royal blue, and neon green. Old car parts including seatbelts, and seat leather are refurbished in garments nodding to the inspiration of a middle class family and their beat up car. A key look- a teal and tan brown leather patched two piece with contrast white straps, topped off with a car seat headrest.

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Malaysian designer FARAMAS collaborated with shoe brand Nottingheels to create an earthy feel for SS19. The colour palette for ‘Shades of Terracotta’ (the name of the collection) is inspired by the colours of the desert, multi-coloured rock formations, and the earth and soil at different seasons of the year. Wide leg cropped pants, a spaghetti strap maxi dress, and layered looks come in soft loose natural fabrics including Linen, Cotton, and Raw Silk. Custom-made shoes from Nottingheels came in beautiful colourways from burnt orange to cream in wedges and chunky heel styles; true fashion shoes with comfort included.

Denver designer Eve Jenkins of Parasite Eve captured fashion-goers imaginations in a world not unto similar to a dystopian fairytale through her opulent fashion collection. The mixture of silhouettes were bespoke and unique; complimented by their flora and fauna inspired elements and breathtaking headpieces designed by Andrew Flatland. The models took form as fallen angels, wonderland princesses, or nymphs of the forest with their generous plumishes, detailed beadwork, delicate lace, and Victorian elements evoking another worldly expression. Jenkins crafted a fantastical display with a dark, regal presence for SS19.

L.A. designer Shannon Ashford of Tom Foolery flaunted a SoCal revamp of a classic jumpsuit for SS19. Her designs were cinched at the front with a simple knot and featured a flowy slit up the thigh. The colour palette featured monochrome navies, creams, and greys with flashes of fun floral elements intermittently displayed throughout. The fabric was cut in clean lines and was made out of recycled plastic bottles in Haiti forming an environmentally responsible and ever-chic collection. Ashford’s models ended the show with an unapologetic demonstration of the jumpsuits functionality surprising SS19 attendees with the dropseat design of each piece made for the modern dresser. Ashford’s pieces were classic, yet daring with clever cuts and features manifesting in a striking show.

Fusion swimwear and resortwear from Peruvian brand Lima Rosa wowed the crowd with saturated colours and digital prints in women’s and men’s looks. The ‘Dreams of Coral’ collection is inspired by the nature of the vast ocean and its natural forms and species. Reflections of the ocean can be seen in prismatic contrasted colours of flora & fauna. Criss-cross strap design on high waisted bikini bottoms, details of crochet & embroidery, and beautifully soft floating coverups add to the summer vibe, accessorised with tinted sunnies and metallic jewellery. Designer Carolina Rosamedina even utilises innovative textiles with UV and moisture capsules, perfect for the beach.

Kaori Kato from Japan showcased coloured sculptural dresses incorporating fine paper folding. A true visual artist, Kato uses a number of complex geometric forms to create unique patterns that are originally inspired from natural phenomena such as waterfalls, northern lights, snowflakes, and geysers. Stunning dresses in an origami style show how paper can be pushed to the limit, creating true wearable pieces of art!

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Opening night at Vancouver Fashion Week S/S19

Monday, September 17th, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Opening Gala night at Vancouver Art Gallery’s šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza/ Georgia Plaza) marked a sensational evening of runway shows for Vancouver Fashion Week.

First up, the Originator Awards were announced to celebrate key people who have helped grow the Vancouver fashion industry. From Stylists to Retailers, Teachers to Make-up Artists, all manner of skills and professions were commended. Details can be found here.

On the first night of SS19, attendees were privy to the Designer Preview. The sampling was eclectic and innovative with a range of designers on full display. From ethereal and feminine silhouettes, playful blush pink structured dresses with palm prints, to gothic, veiled Spanish gowns, the Designer Preview had a bit of everything. With such varied pieces, intrigue and excitement were felt throughout the crowd with anticipation bubbling around collections yet to come throughout the week.

Vietnamese Designer Phuong My began her SS19 show with the ringing resonance of dulcet bells, thus, setting a harmonious tone to her collection. With an exquisite blend of sumptuous silks and a subdued colour scheme, My’s polished models took the runway with poise to kick off Vancouver Fashion Week’s first full collection. The palette was filled with dusty baby blues and reds, with dashes of periwinkle and navy throughout. My took a modern take on classic silhouettes that accentuate the female form with tapered peplum waistlines, exquisitely tailored silk folds, and varied demure necklines. An elegant feminine strength is exuded throughout.

6-D Sebastian Masuda presented ‘Reboot the Kawaii’, featuring acidic candy colours, synthetic fabrics, faux fur, and an excess of embellishments. Digital printed leggings, biker jackets, and a tulle skirt layered with transparent PVC, gave a youthful and casual feel in neon colours. Japanese artist, Masuda Sebastian, questions “what is fashion?” with a multicoloured fur ensemble with huge towering headpiece; a dramatic look. Harnesses, lace-up belts, and fur clutch bags accessorize the collection. A men’s outfit featuring a hot pink ‘Bijou jacket’, with glistening pins on the lapel, worn with knee-length shorts, gives a fresh look for the SS19 season.

For Vancouver Fashion Week, opening night was full of delights.



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Q & A with fashion brand Maxime EDWARD

MM: Can you introduce your brand and yourself in a few sentences?

My name is Maxime Edward, I'm a Belgian, I originally came from the Philippines. My brand reflects slightly austere esthetics, can be said to be a touch theatrical with structured cuts and dynamic looks for men and women while looking for moderation between sobriety and fantasy. All this whilst hoping to achieve a ‘high fashion’


MM: Can you describe your creative process?

Everything is spontaneous. My creative process depends on the mood of the day. I like to sketch in the beginning, to give me a direction, but at the end it becomes totally different. It's like an evolution. And all the ideas are growing up step by step. I do need pressure to engage into a process.    

Sometimes all my collection starts from a color, a texture, a fabric. 

By the way, everything is made by myself. Patterns, cutting, sewing.

 

MM: Where do you find inspiration in your day-to-day life?

Everywhere; Art, architecture, observation of people and details of the environments all around me, photography, iconography, dreams, video game, movie, figure,…   


MM: What kind of questions do you ask yourself when you begin creating a collection?

Do I have time?  Whatever, I'll do it.



MM: How has your work evolved since you began your own label?

My label exists since this year, but I create capsules collections since I was graduated in 2014 from my fashion school. I did internships: Maison Natan in Beglium (the royal family's designer), and Alexandre Vauthier Haute couture in Paris.

At the beginning I only worked on women designs. Then my best friend asked me to create for him a fur coat and i got good feelings with menswear. My style became more sportswear and street, even for women, but I kept all the references and identities from my experience and attraction of haute couture looks.



MM: How do you find working as a designer in Belgium? Has the culture/surroundings affected your design aesthetic? Do you feel connected to your home?

Belgium is a small country and we are a lot of designers. It's pretty hard to find his own place.

Culture in Belgium is about "Art nouveau"  architectural style, surrealism and minimalism. I don’t want to stay confined to my home culture but I'm trying to be open-minded to the rest of the world. 

 

MM: What sparked your interest in fashion design?

I'm originally interested in producing and directing movies but when I was 15 I met the "Devil wears Prada" at the movie theater. It was like a revelation but not in a serious way. After getting some information, I decided to start fashion studies.    



MM: How did you learn the business of fashion?

Learning Business? By myself. I'm only into designs and creation. The business is a complicated part for me but I do my best to understand how the fashion industry works.  


MM: What is your favourite part of being a designer? What drives you to design?

It’s a passion. I like all the steps of my job, even pressure and white nights. But I really like the pride of being able to present something that I created with my hands.


MM: What is the inspiration behind your S/S19 collection to be showcased at Vancouver Fashion Week?


The collection " UCHRONISM" is inspired by a vision of the Human species evolving in a total harmonic way of life. Not as an idyllic future but as an alternative reality of the present day.  Harmony is all about mixity, eclecticism , coexistence, acceptance and balance between economy, ecology, biodiversity, technology, beliefs, languages, esthetics, beauty, … Key word is universality. 

The collection is not about duality, but coexistence. A straight line and a curve; bright and darkness; natural and technical; soft and textured;  sport and classic are mixed.