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2776 South Granville St
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3J3

604 257 2300

Vancouver luxury boutique carrying an exquisite collection of clothing and accessories for women and men.


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Established in 1985 and situated in Vancouver’s South Granville Shopping District, this luxury boutique carries an exquisite collection of designer women’s clothing, shoes and accessories

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Haute to Trot

Zenija Esmits

The Paris Haute Couture shows just ended and as with other Fashion Weeks there were definitely some stand-out trends.  

Puff Sleeves:
From the exaggerated 80's to the regal Romanovs - full sleeves blew up at almost all the Haute Couture shows. The sizes, shapes and fabric varied but the theme remained the same.

Barely There:
Sheer dresses that showcase the wearers undergarments (should they choose to wear any) have been hitting the runways for several seasons and don't seem to be going anywhere. One of the few trends that has made it to Hollywood and its runway; the red carpet.

Exposed Shoulders:
Haute couture gave us the cold shoulder once again. This time around draped silhouettes were favored which made for a subtle sexiness. 

This historical trend appeared in a few ways on the catwalk. Vaguely Victorian to overtly Elizabethan, ruffles framed the faces of countless models.

images via Vogue Runway

EXHIBIT - Manus x Machina

Zenija Esmits

On a recent trip to New York we visited the extraordinary Manus x Machina show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. 

The exhibit - Fashion in an Age of Technology - focuses on haute couture and prêt-à-porter and the partnership between man and machine in its creation. 

Sections spotlighting techniques and processes such as embroidery, lace and pleating span two levels and provide a fashion feast for the eyes. Corresponding case studies of haute couture pieces range from the turn of the last century to this season's Spring/Summer collection.