Vancouver Fashion Week 2012 showcases local and international designers in its most anticipated event to date

After a highly successful opening gala on March 20, Vancouver Fashion Week Spring 2012 is in full gear at the Chinese Cultural Centre in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Vancouver Fashion Week showcases local and international designers, such as Papillon, Little Houses, Xsenia & Olya, Vawk and more.

Here's a sneak peek at what's been happening.

Vancouver Fashion Week Day 1 in Photos

On day one of Vancouver Fashion Week, models frantically prepare backstage between shows

And then they wait to get on the runway

Designer Nikki Babie’s collection captivates spectators at Vancouver Fashion Week

Papillon’s collection takes a turn on the runway

And day one closes with Little Houses’ collection

Vancouver Fashion Week runs until March 25. Get your tickets or watch the shows online.