Although the entire graduating class displayed a sense of originality, I noticed three reappearing trends in the midst of their diversity:
1. The “sweetheart” shaped and strapless necklines which portrays a feminine look of glamor by accentuating the neck and shoulders.
2. Corsette-style, criss-crossing lace-ups. These appeared on the front and back of tops as well as more subtly on short-sleeved blouses.
3. Parallel columns of buttons, big and small. Similar to the buttons on double-breasted winter coats but on tops instead.
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This Wednesday, October 29, 2008, join BCBG Maxazria and Fashion magazine for their “Grand Reveal” event at BCBG (1080 Robson Street) and browse through the latest BCBG Maxazria collection while sipping on cocktails and eating hors d’oeuvres. The event is from 7pm to 9pm. RSVP to BCBG@fashionmagazine.com.
Not too long ago, after one of the BC Fashion week shows, I dropped by the Erin Templeton Shoppe (511 Carrall Street) and was delighted to find a quaint little vintage shop in the neighborhood. With her own handmade leather accessories at the front and an assortment of vintage finds throughout the store, this boutique is one of a kind. What added to the homely feel was the fact that Erin Templeton herself was there offering advice on styles, sizing and alteration information on vintage leather jackets. But don’t be fooled, even though her home-base is in Vancouver, according to her website, Erin’s lovingly-made goods can be found not only in Canada but also in the US and Japan. Read the Full Entry >>