Menswear Accessory Trends Spring + Summer 2014/15

Menswear accessories reflect the trends in the Menswear Trend Forecast for Spring/Summer 2014/15. Overall, accessories have changed with more creative touches, prints, rounded bag shapes, colour blocking and textures. Camping Trip with leather shoes (no socks) fishing bag or changeable bag with handles as well as backpack straps. Tropical Storm and flower motifs on bags … Continue reading

Men’s Fashion Forecast Spring/Summer 2014-15

Spring/Summer 2014-15 sees the classic men’s suit made modern and reconstructed. More workplaces are less formal but may still require a suit that is flexible and can be worn as separates or together. Monochromatic is a key feature in the forecast with both blue from head to toe in Summer Blue with sports inspired clothing … Continue reading

Fashion Notes from London

In a recent December trip to London, we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of fashion events that month. Everything from the British Fashion Awards to Isabella Blow exhibition. The British Fashion Awards on December 2 gave their votes to Christopher Kane for Womenswear Designer of the year, Christopher Bailey for Menswear designer and … Continue reading

Menswear Forecast Fall/Winter 2013/14

The Fall/Winter Forecast for Menswear features five major themes: The Jazz Age features plaids and tartans with old leather. The Tweed Biking look for fall and winter. Colours are olive to warm browns. Water Life reflects making over clothing and the crafts as featured in Crafts in Spring/Summer forecast. Clothing is simple, textured surfaces, washed … Continue reading

Vancouver Fashion Week features more Canadian Designers

We attended a few days of Vancouver Fashion Week and were pleasantly surprised to see more Canadian Designers than the last time we attended. This year there were 19 Canadian Designers, showing their collections, out of a total of 47. We especially liked Vancouver designer, Ali Mokhtarian’s, Valerio Collection of menswear. The leather jackets were … Continue reading

Evening of Fashion and Entertainment at the Imperial

Garde entertainment put on an enjoyable event at the Imperial on Main Street. The old theatre has bee revamped and provided the perfect backdrop for the fashion event to benefit the charity “Out in Schools”. The evening started out with the couture Designer, Eva Chen. She showed a retrospective of some of her very detailed … Continue reading

RUKUS combines African and Japanese ascetic at the Blim Market

On Saturday at the Blim Market  in downtown Vancouver, RUKUS designer, Yasuhiro Tomita (toMmy), presented his Resort 2014 Women’s and Men’s collection. Blim and Keiko Boxall and a talented group of volunteers organized the event. It was a fundraiser for SORD for Rare Disease. ToMmy’s collection continues to have a connection to Africa with his … Continue reading

Men’s Fashion Week Vancouver has some unexpected surprises

This year, Men’s Fashion Week was held at the Woodward’s Atrium a potentially good venue except for the intrusion of shoppers at London Drugs and Nestor’s Food store. The show was wedged between both stores, despite the security; there were a significant amount of shoppers, which distracted from the show. At least 50% of the … Continue reading

Eco Fashion Week discovers new talent

Eco Fashion Week showed some new talented eco designers who had some breath taking collections. Everything from sophisticated lady to the fanciful was shown on the runway on the third and fourth day of the event. Speakers were on the first day and Value Village the second day. Eco fashion Week series of speakers provided … Continue reading

Montreal Fashion Week-Culture and Fashion

Montreal Fashion Week featured designers, who live in Montreal, but came from many other countries. Their designs for Fall/Winter 2013/14 reflected their culture and Montreal fashion, a unique combination. The rest of Canada rarely sees designs from other Canadian cities. Too bad we cannot have a National Fashion Week to show off all the talented … Continue reading

Men’s Accessories Trends-Spring/Summer 2013

The Accessory Trends for men in Spring/Summer 2013 reflect the trends in the UPDATE TO MENSWEAR SPRING/SUMMER 2013 TRENDS. In the 1980’s Revisited trend, red shoes and laces and multi-colored bags are important accessories. Tweed Biking features all the classic accessories such as camera bags, straw hat, paperboy hat, bow ties and brown or saddle oxford … Continue reading

Designer collection not for the faint-hearted

Roxanne Nikki recently showed her collection to a select number of the fashion community at a new Pop-Up Shop in Tinseltown. The stark white space was the perfect place to show a large collection of faux fur, leather and some wool, men and women’s clothing. The collection reflected the “Year of the Dragon” hard-edged leather … Continue reading

Valt (Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week) combines music, fashion & art. Does it work?

Valt is in Vancouver for the first time. It is a show that has been successful in Toronto, for seven years.We attended the last night (three nights) of Valt at Ironworks on Alexander St. The evening was a combination of music, fashion and art. It started off with designs from Avid and Crone Designs followed by a … Continue reading

Plenty gives you plenty plus more (Store Review)

We were quite attracted to the Winter Window Display at the Plenty Store on West Broadway.  What caught our interested was the beautiful textured display in the window and the winter poem written on the window in gold. Instead of the usual Christmas display, once again, Plenty chose to have a winter display. In a … Continue reading

Stylish accessories found at Craft show (Part 2)

Circle Craft ,Christmas Market has attracted some very talented accessory crafts artist to its’ 2012 show. Unique hats, bags, scarves and jewelry, mostly made in BC, reflect some of the trends seen on international runways. Vanessa Cunningham’s hand-woven shawls reminded us of the wraps seen in Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection. She had a wide … Continue reading

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