The Sponsors of 2013 Â
Today You Are Special : TODÎ”Y is an independently and locally owned retail store specializing in contemporary fashion for women offering collections from international and local independent labels. The store presents a unique concept that goes beyond your average retailer as it embraces all facets of art, design, macro trends and the lifestyle these encompass. We stock independent labels with emphasis on contemporary concepts, statement and quality. Our focus rests in the needs of fashion conscious women.
The Archetype: The Archetype offers an eclectic array of Womenâ€™s clothing, accessories & fashion curios. Shopping world markets, we bring an amalgamation of bright and quirky fashion must haves and old fashion classics. Women will find unique prints and silhouettes, and a generous selection of jewelry, handbags & sunglasses. There is always something new in store at The Archetype. We select garments from local and international collections to bring you a unique shopping experience.
Devil May Wear: Locally Made clothing with an eco friendly edge, Devil May Wear was founded in 2003 by Stephanie Ostler. Since then, Devil May Wear has grown from a small home base wholesale operation to an extensive wholesale/retail experience bases out of Vancouver B.C. Devil May Wear endeavors to create not only lovely to look at and soft to the touch items but also believes that a sustainable and local company is the only way a company should expect to run. Therefore, constantly looking for constructive ways to leave less of an impact on the environment. If that’s not good enough, “I don’t believe you can change the world unless your products are affordable and accessible,” says Ostler in regards to her unique and wearable goods. Stephanie and her team work hard at creating a fun, pressure-free, atmosphere. They encourage people to come and play dress up and are always eager to answer any questions, help to find the right fit and dish out a daily dose of positive attitude! Next time you're on Main Street visit their Flag Ship store at 3957 Main St.
Jaimie Nicole & Mala Collective: Originally from central Saskatchewan, Jaimie Nicole is a fashion designer in the Vancouver area. With an educational background in design from the Blanche Macdonald Centre, her work has been seen around Vancouver and in The Emerging Trends Show this past summer in Paris. Using only natural fibers, the ready-to-wear designs are all eco-friendly with a low key and feminine look. All the jewelry is from Mala Collective. All hand made in Bali, Indonesia using semi-precious gems and rudraksha seeds, they have a unique style of their own. The jewelry is unique with every gem having a different intention, while each piece is believed to embody a calmer mind, body and spirit.
Tenth & Proper: Tenth & Proper is a unique fashion boutique specializing in beautifully designed and crafted clothing and accessories for women. Located in Vancouverâ€™s charming Point Grey Village, Tenth & Proper is a haven for those seeking something special. The boutiqueâ€™s collections are carefully chosen, featuring the strongest pieces from the many lines represented. As a result, the collections are always varied, accessible, offer a large range of sizes, and are of the utmost quality. We believe that what we wear should make us feel good, making great design, luxurious fabrics, and enduring longevity priorities for each piece that we choose. Tenth & Proper prides itself on its service and providing a personal shopping experience.
Sans Soucie: Katherine Soucie is an award winning Vancouver based artist, designer and writer who specializes in transforming textile industry waste into new textiles for one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories. She studied Fashion Design in London and Toronto, Ontario before furthering her studies in Textiles and Visual Art in Vancouver. Since 2003, her experimentation with non-traditional materials and textile industry waste has resulted in an extensive body of work for which she has received a numerous scholarships, grants and awards. The traditional artisanal techniques used in the construction of her textiles and clothing is fueled by her passion to keep craft skills alive and is informed by her interest in the history of textiles. Her zero waste philosophy allows for something unexpected to emerge, which has led her to design for film, television, dance and theatre. Under the moniker, Sans Soucie, which translates from French to " worry free" or "without a care" Katherine has sold throughout Canada, US and Japan and exhibited internationally. She is a recipient of the BC Creative Achievement Award, 2006 shortlisted for the Niche Award 2007 and was the recipient of International Design Green Award for 2008.
Keepon Collective: Founded in 2011, Keepon Collective is an independent lifestyle brand based out of Vancouver. Since inception, the brand's main focus has been to serve as a creative medium to remind people to build and find the inner strength to overcome adversity. Its goal is to develop an unspoken bond among a community of like-minded wearers and spark discussion for positive social change. Keepon currently offers a variety of unisex graphic tees, tanks, fleece, and headwear. Each piece is designed with a bold, clean aesthetic and fine attention to detail. With each collection, Keepon evolves and progresses but continues to produce goods with a deeper meaning behind them. As the brand develops, Keepon strives to remain true to that original vision.
Bare Basics Lingerie: Committed to providing high-quality, accessible lingerie, we believe every woman deserves to feel beautiful, comfortable and supported in her bra. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or a nursing mom, recovering from surgery or just looking to update your bra wardrobe, Bare Basics has the bra for you. Bare Basics offers a premium selection of sleepwear and bra lines that’s unrivalled. We are excited to let you know that we are now carrying the Canadian swimsuit line, Shan. From lace to flannel and everything in between, we've got you covered. 3871 Moncton Street, Steveston Village, Richmond 604-271-5330 4431 West 10th Avenue, Point Grey Village, Vancouver 604-224-3777 www.barebasicslingerie.com