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Mayer Vafi Creates a ‘Better Narrative’ with Norden Project

Mayer Vafi Creates a ‘Better Narrative’ with Norden Project

In 2018, after 15 years of experience in the apparel business, Mayer Vafi wanted to create a ‘better narrative’ surrounding sustainable living. He wanted to create a company and a dialogue around ensuring a future for generations to come by repurposing waste into fashionable high-quality […]

Issue #3: Creations in Silver: Visiting the Stefano Ricci Atelier

Issue #3: Creations in Silver: Visiting the Stefano Ricci Atelier

No matter how many of the stately Stefano Ricci boutiques around the world you may visit on your travels, it is a given that upon entering, your breath will be taken away by the signature floral arrangements. Situated first and foremost, each opulent display of […]

Issue #2: Armani Casa Launches 2019 Collection

Issue #2: Armani Casa Launches 2019 Collection

On a brisk April evening, less than 24-hours before the official launch of Salone del Mobile, legendary design icon Giorgio Armani presented his 2019 Armani/Casa collection in the spectacular Armani/Teatro. The Brutalist space, created by Japanese designer Tadao Ando in 2000, was beautifully transformed into […]

Issue #1: RozeMerie Cuevas Creates Fashion Empire in China

Issue #1: RozeMerie Cuevas Creates Fashion Empire in China

Over 30+ years, designer RozeMerie Cuevas built her brand into a household name in Canada. Named for her mother, Jacqueline Conoir was a women’s wear brand which garnered numerous awards and provided women with sharp style and a philosophy of success. In 2016, the brand […]

Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

Issue #1: Christine Hutter & Moritz Grossman

It was in 1986, just after having earned a Bachelor’s degree, when Christine Hutter first discovered the beauty of mechanical timekeeping instruments. As she started her apprenticeship with master watchmaker Wilhelm Glöggler in Munich, he showed her old pendulum clocks, pocket watches, and chronographs with […]

Issue #1: Armani/Casa Now Calls The Armoury District Home

Issue #1: Armani/Casa Now Calls The Armoury District Home

Vancouver’s Armoury District is now home to Canada’s first boutique showroom of Armani/Casa, and the fourth in North America, preceded by New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. The showroom 1656 West 2nd Avenue, 28 and consists of 2,200-square-feet of retail space, and a large meeting […]

Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

Issue #1: Modaselle: Authentic Luxury Resellers

In 2015, Vancouver-based online luxury handbag and accessory re-seller Modaselle opened a brick-and-mortar retail location on Seymour Street. This was only two years after the launching of an e-commerce business, which was looking to tap into the burgeoning billion-dollar online luxury resale market. It was […]

Suzette Hernandez: Embracing Minimalism in a Luxury World

Suzette Hernandez: Embracing Minimalism in a Luxury World

Through hard work and diligence, Suzette Hernandez has experienced a remarkable transition from retail worker to being crowned Miss Canada 2013, graduating with honours from UBC Sauder in 2014 to a career in marketing for two of the world’s top luxury brands – De Beers […]

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 […]

Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

Rado Brings Earthy Collection ‘The Elements of Time’ to Vancouver

While it may have been rainy outside, it was cozy inside Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s Notch8 when I sat down with Rado watches Brand Manager Celine Cano. The intimate setting was a welcome mid-day change from the Champagne-fueled presentations favoured by luxury brands. Cano charmed me […]