Fashion

Herschel Creates Innovative Heritage with Flagship Launch

Herschel Creates Innovative Heritage with Flagship Launch

Vancouver-based lifestyle brand Herschel Supply Co. soft-opened its first North American flagship on the edge of the historic Gastown, steps from the high-traffic Seabus Terminal. The 5,000-square-foot space at 347 Water Street location is one of the rare retail spaces that have not been broken […]

Kimberlite Diamonds Bringing Diamond Jewelry Extravagance to South Granville

Kimberlite Diamonds Bringing Diamond Jewelry Extravagance to South Granville

Last fall, giant sky-scraping tiara’s twinkled at Vancouverites from the muddy sides of BC Transit buses and downtown billboards with ‘Kimberlite Diamonds Coming Soon.‘ A half a year has passed and not a peep. I wondered if somehow a luxury diamond company had opened with […]

Int’l Photographer Kristy Sparow Shoots 1st Arab Fashion Week

Int’l Photographer Kristy Sparow Shoots 1st Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia’s first-ever Fashion Week was held at the Riyadh Ritz-Carlton in mid-April and American Kristy Sparow was the only photographer on the runway. The Paris-based fashion photographer was hired by NOWFASHION to shoot on behalf of the Arab Fashion Council during Saudi Arabia’s first-ever Fashion Week. It was a request, but also […]

All that Glitters is Jimmy Choo Gold

All that Glitters is Jimmy Choo Gold

Standing in a half circle outside 1035 Alberni Street, Vice President of Retail Baldo Larussa and members of the marketing team of Jimmy Choo, assess the boutiques’ interior presentation from the street. I see what they see – an abundance of sparkle and the golden […]

Couturier Andrew Gn Presents Luxury Trunk Show at Leisure Center

Couturier Andrew Gn Presents Luxury Trunk Show at Leisure Center

Internationally renowned couturier Andrew Gn presented a two-day trunk show in Vancouver’s most engaging retail space, Leisure Center. With a selection of over 150 pieces from his Spring/Summer 2018 Collection, PreFall 2018, and a limited amount from Fall/Winter 2018 (which debuted at Paris Fashion Week […]

Judith & Charles Leave Pacific Centre for Granville

Judith & Charles Leave Pacific Centre for Granville

Judith & Charles brought its unique client experience to a new and exciting downtown setting when they opened a new store at 640 Granville Street this week. Laid out over 2293-square-feet, the location opened on May 1st and reflects Granville’s distinct character and architectural elements.  […]

West Van’s Park Royal Welcomes Taiwanese Brand Douchanglee

West Van’s Park Royal Welcomes Taiwanese Brand Douchanglee

Taiwanese luxury fashion brand Douchanglee opened their first Canadian location at West Vancouver’s Park Royal in April. Launched in 1995 by Dou Teng-huang and Zhang Li Yu-jing, the duo presented their first concept store in 2003. Canadian licensee Jack Wang invited media and VIP guests to a celebretory afternoon […]

Chanel ‘Les Beiges a la Plage’ Strolls into Holts

Chanel ‘Les Beiges a la Plage’ Strolls into Holts

In 1913, Coco Chanel opened a boutique in Deauville, France where she sold casual clothing which was suitable for leisure and sport activities. The fashions were constructed from humble fabrics such as jersey and tricot. The boutique location was prime, in the centre of town on a fashionable street […]

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) […]