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Fashion is a world of symbiotic relationships. The designer provides clothes that are the lifeblood of the retailer. The stylist picks the items that become the “must-have buys.” And then the consumer rushes to the store, purchases the shirt or shoes or pants – and everybody’s bills get paid.
While many people help set fashion’s trends, only a select few get to play God – and Vancouver’s Amy Lu is one of them. As a stylist with clients that include Cover Girl, Molson and Levi’s, and with work published in Vanity Fair and Interview magazine, Lu holds the coveted position of deciding what looks, labels and designers gain entry into the public arena.
A budding retail magnate has to start somewhere. For Kitsilano-born, Whistler-raised Scott Walhovd, Gastown was just the place to plant his flagship store, 212, which opened its doors in the fall of 2007. The former model, 22, owns the exposed-brick-and-pipe boutique 80-20 with partner and Parsons design school grad Anthony Castro, whom he met through a Dolce & Gabbana assignment in 2003.
Whether you like it or not, you are what you wear. And each time you step out of the house, you make a statement – telling the world something of how you see yourself (or don’t). If you happen to be wearing one of Dace Moore’s creations, you might well be saying: “I will not pander to the style whims of Paris Hilton.”
It can be difficult to dismiss an employee, but for employers that day will inevitably come. Taking all the proper steps ensures a smooth parting of ways while also safeguarding your employee’s rights. For expert insights, we consulted with John...
With exclusive Yanjing brand rights for Western Canada and Ontario, Shu Guo is capitalizing on Canadians' propensity for the drink. When Shu Guo arrived in Canada from China in 2001 to start Hi-bridge Consulting Corp., the tiny fireball of an entrepreneur...
Sometimes a personal conundrum can inspire a great business idea. For surfer Dylan Green, the 31-year-old owner of Tofino Bus Ltd., it was the lack of cheap, fast transportation between his home base in Victoria and the surf town of Tofino. In 2002 Green was a UVic student living in Victoria.
Joanne Freeze has a thing for rocks. The president, CEO and co-founder of Candente Resource Corp., a Vancouver-based mineral exploration and development company, loves rocks so much she has endured spider venom, carried a gun and slept in grizzly habitats to learn more about them. Or, more specifically, what’s in them.