Protests over fashion designer Roberto Cavalli's use of a logo similar to a symbol of a school of Sufism have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Before Vancouver's #TakeOffJustLogo rally on July 12, supporters of the campaign bombarded local media outlets with requests for coverage on social media.

Afterward, California-based campaign organizer Nasim Bahadorani sent us these photos of the protest in downtown Vancouver. Bahadorani's email states:

A popular North Shore clothing and beauty boutique is on the move. Kiss and Makeup (925 Main Street, West Vancouver) will be moving from its location at the Village in Park Royal and opening in a new space at 1760 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.

Kiss and Makeup opened in 2004 with a focus on makeup and skincare products. Over time, owner Heather Huntingford has expanded the shop’s offerings to include jewellery and accessories, women’s clothing and shoes, and home ware.

For the metrosexual, the clothes made the man.

For the spornosexual, no clothes make the man. 

The term—coined by Telegraph writer Mark Simpson, who gave us the term metrosexual—is not a reference to 300, though it could easily be, as spornosexuals probably jump at the chance to dress up as Spartans for Halloween. Or any occasion, for that matter.

Yes, any excuse to whip off their clothes and show off their bodies for ogling viewers is what a spornosexual is all about.

Canada’s first Fjällräven shop (147 West Broadway) officially opened last night (May 1), and the Swedish outdoor brand received a little hometown help. Vancouver Canucks players Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler, and Eddie Lack were on hand for the launch of Fjällräven, autographing the company’s popular Kånken backpacks.

The 3,000 square-foot store offers a selection of Fjällräven’s outerwear, clothing, bag, shoes, and accessories collections, as well as camping gear from Fjällräven’s sister brands Hanwag, Primus, and Brunton. The label, which means “arctic fox” in Swedish, was founded in 1960 and is established in over 30 countries.

At its annual fashion event known simply as The Show, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s design boldly went where fast fashion fears to go.

In the event April 24 at the River Rock Show Theatre, lovingly handmade children’s wear, sartorially smart men’s wear, artfully hand-dyed organic fabrics, and lingerie and swimwear that took underthings to architectural new heights showed that mad skills are one way to trump mass production in the marketplace.

In preparing to enter that outside world, the graduating students must study and deliver a fully thought-out collection for a niche in fashion that isn’t being served.

Thirty-seven emerging fashion designers set to graduate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) in a few weeks presented their final collections in three shows, on April 24 at the River Rock Casino.

The all-day affair was not only the culmination of months of hard work, but four years of intensive technical and design training that preps students for successful careers in the fashion industry.

Each line was created, from start to finish, by KPU fashion students. The collections ranged in style from plus-sized athletic wear to clothes built to withstand a zombie apocalypse to modest beachwear and luxurious lingerie. Each show included fashions for men, women, and children of all ages, body types, and lifestyles.

The next time you slip on a pair of lululemon yoga pants, think of them as wearable art. The founder and soon-to-be-former chair of the Vancouver apparel company, Chip Wilson, and his wife, Shannon Wilson, are being awarded honorary doctorates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

At a convocation ceremony on May 3, the Wilsons will be recognized alongside multimedia artist and arts advocate Hank Bull, architect Arthur Gensler, as well as visual artists and scholar Gerald McMaster. All five will receive a Doctor of Letters for “their significant accomplishments and contributions to arts and culture”.

Tomorrow (April 24), Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) 2014 fashion design graduates will present their final collections in The Show—a culmination of four years of intensive learning, and a showcase for the 37 designers’ unique collections.

Every year, emerging designers set to hit the Vancouver fashion scene show off the skills, creativity, and talent honed while in KPU’s bachelor of design, fashion and technology degree program. This year, The Show will include lines for women, men, and children; the beach, office, playground, gym, and more.

Beautifully fashioned clothes that are meant cherished, appreciated, and passed down generation to generation. That’s the concept behind RELIC atelier, a line of formal and bridal wear designed by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) fashion student Aileen Twa.

Inspired by "slow fashion" and nature, Twa’s garments embrace the regeneration of antique costumes, while remaining stylish for today.

RELIC atelier will be unveiled at The Show, presented by Tamoda Apparel, on April 24 at the River Rock Casino. Thirty-six other lines by Kwantlen Polytechnic University fashion students will also be showcased. See kpu.ca/theshow2014 for event details.

A popular Vancouver-based clothing store will host its largest warehouse sale to date over the Easter long weekend. The fifth annual PLEN+Y (various locations) sale takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre (999 Canada Place) Friday to Monday (April 18 to 21).

The sale offers men’s and women’s clothing and accessories from previous seasons at discounts of 60 to 90 percent off. Last year, close to 10,000 people attended the event

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