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Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the master of minimalist design, once famously opined, “Less is more.” If you live in Vancouver, less isn’t more. It’s what you can afford....
Visitors to the Museum of Vancouver’s latest costume exhibit are welcomed by two mannequins: one salutes in a World War II–era Canadian Women’s Army Corps uniform while the other...
Dressed in their signature head-to-toe black, Maxwell Osborne (with his everpresent dark-tinted prescription glasses) and Dao-Yi Chow (in a flat-brim baseball cap) are perched on...
"Coming to Vancouver was a real shock,” says Dominique Hanke of Hive Mind Millinery. “I missed the confidence of European style,” she explains, adding that this translates into “...
“That’s the $2.5 million-dollar view,” says Downtown Betty designer Katie Quinn of the panorama on display from her Kitsilano studio—a whitewashed one-bedroom in a heritage walkup...
If something doesn’t tie into a bow, can it be called a bow tie? Such philosophical conundrums aren’t usually the province of fashion writers, but neither are trips to suburban...
The glorious weather of the past few weeks has kick-started an early summer, complete with picnics, patio parties, and beach days. Finding the right swimsuit for such sunny...
In October 2008, fresh from a year of study at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni design school, Vancouver-based menswear designer Christopher Bates came out of the closet (as it...
They say it’s the little things in life that make it worth living. When it comes to fashion, it’s the little things that allow brands to survive. Specifically: eyewear. The...
If art is a form of self-expression, then Jonathon Litchfield is, without doubt, an artist. The owner of Litchfield, his eponymous Gastown boutique at 38 Water Street (website)...

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