Creators

Andrew GN: A Mercurial Approach to Design, PFW Spring/Summer 2019

Andrew GN: A Mercurial Approach to Design, PFW Spring/Summer 2019

Andrew GN is a designer with a mercurial approach to design. Unlike his peers, one collection rarely rolls into the next, and he does not lazily re-appropriate his previous collections. I have learned the hard way not to get too comfortable in my love affair […]

Couture Beyond: Close-up of the Genius of Guo Pei [PHOTOS]

Couture Beyond: Close-up of the Genius of Guo Pei [PHOTOS]

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond is the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière. This mid-career survey features more than forty complete looks from Guo Pei’s most iconic runways from 2006 to 2017. In her theatrical, extravagant creations, Guo Pei combines […]

Avant-garde Designer Geoffrey B. Small ‘100’ Book Launch at Leisure Center

Avant-garde Designer Geoffrey B. Small ‘100’ Book Launch at Leisure Center

Avant-garde fashion designer Geoffrey B. Small visited Vancouver this past weekend to introduce his first book and commemorate his 100th collection which was recently presented in Paris. This was the first speaking event to take place in the Leisure Center’s lower level “Seminar Room.” The […]

Yang Li/Ve Human Mas/Chine – Pharmakon Music Event at Leisure Center

Yang Li/Ve Human Mas/Chine – Pharmakon Music Event at Leisure Center

Leisure Center has become an important host to Vancouver’s social scene and a growing part of its cultural identity since opening in November 2017.  On April 13th, Leisure Center hosted London based fashion designer, Yang Li and New York based experimental musician, Pharmakon (Margaret Chardiet) […]

Leisure Center Crowns Laurence & Chico Queens of Quirk

Leisure Center Crowns Laurence & Chico Queens of Quirk

A rare sunny weekend in Vancouver has caught everyone off-guard and now who isn’t thinking about getting out and going shopping! My suggestion is to hustle your lulu’s over to Yaletown and visit Leisure Center as this weekend they are presenting the debut trunk show of local duo, […]

‘Laurence & Chico’ Avant Garde Trunk Show to Overtake Leisure Center

‘Laurence & Chico’ Avant Garde Trunk Show to Overtake Leisure Center

BE PREPARED VANCOUVER! Laurence & Chico will descend on Leisure Center on Howe Street and will present a collection of 150 ready-to-wear pieces, 20 pieces of accessories, as well as various furniture pieces in its 3-day hometown début trunk show from March 16-18th. Leisure Center has […]

Janie Hungerford Repurposes Heritage as Modern Luxury Living

Janie Hungerford Repurposes Heritage as Modern Luxury Living

Interior Designer Janie Hungerford has a design sensibility which combines the ease of West Coast lifestyle with a vibrant palette and a sophisticated blend of décor styles. Her expertise spans from residential to commercial projects, including complex heritage renovations. It is at 5237 Angus Drive […]

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Birthday in YVR Style

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Birthday in YVR Style

Celebrating his 56th birthday in Vancouver, international Japanese artist Takashi Murakami had a vibrant day filled with media events and festivity. An early morning at the Vancouver Art Gallery saw a brightly robed Murakami presenting the The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg exhibition of over […]

Secret Location Exposes Matteo Cibic

Secret Location Exposes Matteo Cibic

At the epicentre of historic Gastown at One Water Street, a series quirky window displays offer a glimpse into the heart of Secret Location. Adorned with giant keys, the glass doors of this hidden boutique open to a playground of couture by designers whose names […]

Vuitton x Koons Creates New Old Masters

Vuitton x Koons Creates New Old Masters

Since 1854, the House of Louis Vuitton has been driven by a desire to explore new horizons. It has engaged the world of art through a series of high-profile collaborations with noted influencers such as Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, Cindy Sherman, and Yayoi […]