Tyson Gibson, football-player-turned-fashion-designer, has a collection being shown during Vancouver Fashion Week (Oct. 7-13).

Tyson Gibson, football-player-turned-fashion-designer, has a collection being shown during Vancouver Fashion Week (Oct. 7-13).

From football to fashion: Abbotsford designer makes Vancouver Fashion Week

Tyson Gibson’s collection featured on the catwalk on Wednesday, Oct. 9

An Abbotsford man is going from the gridiron to the catwalk.

Tyson Gibson, 21, a former competitive football player, is now a fashion designer whose collection is among those being shown during Vancouver Fashion Week.

Gibson’s line blends sportswear with high-fashion influences.

He is a graduate of Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford, and a 2019 graduate of Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver.

He now runs Tyson Gibson Fashion, and Vancouver Fashion Week marks the release of his first ready-to-wear collection.

The week, showcasing looks from the spring/summer 2020 season, runs from Oct. 7 to 13 at David Lam Hall in Vancouver.

Gibson’s collection will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:20 p.m.

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A collection from Abbotsford fashion designer Tyson Gibson will be among those shown during Vancouver Fashion Week (Oct. 7-13).

A collection from Abbotsford fashion designer Tyson Gibson will be among those shown during Vancouver Fashion Week (Oct. 7-13).