• Toronto,  Vancouver,  WorldWide

    Dubai Designer: Canella Hostal Couture VFW’17

      Have you ever been curious about designers and their thought-process before going in front of thousands of people and live television? I have! I’ve also, been reluctant to voice a question such as “what were you thinking?” for fear that my question will be received with an intense glare and angry bird eyes. In my quiet voice, a “sorry” would be uttered as I back up and run far far away. Attending four previous fashion weeks in Toronto, this year, I was invited to Vancouver Fashion Week for the first time. For a full week, VFW Founder and Producer Jamal Abdourahman introduced me to various designers showcasing their creations…

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Red Dragon Apparel (RDS): Vancouver-Based Underground Skater Fashion

    Check out this Vancouver-based fashion line — Red Dragon Apparel (RDS)! Designed by Dave Boyce in 1998, it originated as a skateboarding line and has expanded to include a women’s line along with basics and versatile pieces. Dave tells me that RDS was actually something completely different before it turned into a fashion label. “It was something we started in 1988, myself and a few other young men. We were bored and Vancouver has a lot of rain so once it rained we didn’t know what to do with ourselves.” It was actually a little joke they kept to themselves. “We got up to mischief and blamed it off on…

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    Games On!

    The Olympic games have started and Vancouver is the place to be!  There is so much buzz and inspiration around Olympic fashion!  As you all know, Team Canada is outfitted by the Hudson Bay Company via a $100 million contract from 2006-2012. TEAM CANADA  and Team USA is outfitted by Ralph Lauren. Coca-Cola is one of the first major marketers to embark on a zero-waste, carbon-neutral sponsorship of an event as complex as the Olympic Games. Kudos to corporates taking a global stance! Outfit made of recycled pop bottles in front of a hybrid-electric truck in Vancouver VANOC also created an award, the “Sustainability Star” to recognize partners for their efforts. Coca-Cola was…