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Culmina Sponsors Innovative Menswear Designer Joao Paulo Guedes

March 14th, 2016

We’re thrilled to be sponsoring one of Canada’s rising stars, Toronto-based Menswear designer Joao Paulo Guedes, as he launches his A/W collection during Fashion Week in Vancouver from March 14-19. The highly innovative and incredibly hardworking Brazilian-born designer has put together an incredible collection for the show. His work draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, with this collection featuring spectacularly imagined prints inspired from textures and patterns found in the microscopic natural world.


R&D by Culmina has partnered with Guedes at this first ever West Coast event, namely his Media Launch and Collection Preview taking place on Thursday, March 17thin Gastown. Both R&D wines, including a sneak peek at the brand new 2015 R&D White Blend, will be shared with attendees.

Guedes‘ full Runway Show will follow on March 18th at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. For those interested, tickets may be purchased at

“I’m looking forward to participating in the Vancouver Fashion Week for the first time, showcasing my latest A/W collection,” said Guedes. “It is an exciting time for Canadian fashion, and Vancouver Fashion Week highlights many of our leading designers.”

“Joao Paulo Guedes’ award-winning and innovative designs align perfectly with the spirit of R&D by Culmina, wines which are a tribute to the investigative nature of my Dad and his twin brother, Ron, growing up on the family farm in rural Manitoba,” said Sara Triggs, Sales and Marketing Manager for Culmina.

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