Summer Rundown – What Vancouver Designers have in store this summer.
With today being the first day of Summer I thought it would be a good idea to let you know what some of our Cities Talented designers have in store for us this summer. Its an amazing blend of function and style that will keep you comfortable in warm weather and still looking sheik at any garden party or sophisticated at any evening event.
Malene’s Spring/Summer 2011 is a contemporary trip back to an era when class and style were not just for special events. To often we only dress up for certain events as there is a void between casual and formal in today’s market.
Her Spring/Summer 2011 line reminds us that simple classic looks can be achieved without going over the top and looking garish and tacky. Malene’s clothes are also very versatile so you can buy the line in pieces you choose opposed to having to buy accompanying pieces to complete an outfit that only can be worn as a whole.
Nicole Bridger uses life lessons as her inspiration when designing a new line. Bridger’s 2011 line comes from a place of new beginnings she drew upon from recent changes in her life. Bright colors and flowing draped fabrics reflect the weight that has been lifted and the bright future ahead. Nicole also tries to bring a ‘green’ element to all aspects of her business from the clothes themselves to her Vancouver boutique and we’re not just talking light bulbs recycled paper.
Jason Matlo is a Vancouver fashion designer who aspires to bring his art form to an international audience. His goal is to set a benchmark for Canadian made ready-to-wear women##Q##s fashion, and to bring international acclaim and recognition to his brand as the most luxurious and sophisticated women##Q##s line that is designed and manufactured in Canada. Each collection is an expression and extension of his artistic vision; each garment is painstakingly crafted and finished to the highest standards.
Jason Matlo SS 2011
Jason Matlo Babe SS 2011
Two of Hearts Boutique
Two of Hearts Boutique!
Inside you’ll find unique clothing and accessories by up-and-coming Vancouver designers. Each piece in the Two of Hearts Boutique is designed locally and made in Canada, and its in-house label features clothes made from organic cotton and sustainable materials like bamboo and soy. Owned by Vancouver designers Jenny Yen (Cici) andTabitha Savoie (Togs), the Two of Hearts Boutique is committed to supporting local designers and eco-friendly apparel. Whether you’re looking for something to wear for work, play, or party time, show some love for homegrown talent and stop by the Two of Hearts Boutique!
|With a fun print to act as a perfect contrast to a sleeveless, summer worthy tank, the Miranda top(orange) by Togs will be your “go to” top this season.||Paired with CiCi’s safari inspired Congo shorts (tan and black), this outfit is the epitome of a perfect summer day. Wear them together or wear them separately, these two pieces are made to compliment and work within your current wardrobe!||The Solana top (yellow and denim) featuring a scoop neck and leaf print detail and the pleated Cassandra skirt (olive and mocha), both by Two of Hearts, are ideal for a hot summer’s day because of it’s bamboo rayon components. With these pieces you’ll definitely be beating the heat!|
Textiles have been a preoccupation of mine all my life. I##Q##m intrigued and concerned by the idea that people in western culture are both slavishly fashionable, and yet largely uaware of how cloth is made. I have a deep regard for tradition and technique, yet feel inspired to be innovative, to create something new, different. The tension that exists between these realities plays out in my work. My pieces tend to contain strong lines and shapes and large amounts of contrast; they appear modern, yet come from slow and labour-intensive methods that include weaving, piece-dyeing, embroidery, and ceramics. In my work, I constantly attempt to strike the balance between respect for technique and sustainability, and the desire to produce work that is beautiful and inspiring to it##Q##s wearer.
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