Designer Paromita Naidu of Lotus Eye is at the forefront of a movement to change the look of traditional Indian apparel. Contemporary aesthetics are paired with classic elements to create a look both versatile and fresh. Gone are the ornate, weighty garments. In their place you find beautiful, pure fabrics used to create saris with a couture feel; Lenghas, Suits and Kaftans that incorporate modern silhouettes and details; strapless, wide-cut Kurtas that can be worn with or with out leggings; and a palette of new colours inspired by gallery art. Best of all, they can move between Eastern and Western events with ease.
Naidu laughingly describes her life journey as "complicated." Despite pressures to be successful artistically and academically, she remembers her childhood as being incredibly happy. After high school she entered Tisch, the performing arts section of NYU where she focused on dance followed by studies at UBC wh... read more
Angela: ok now. I think we're set! So, give me your name.
Solana: Solana. Rompré. (Chuckle chuckle) I have two. I have more than two actually.
A: Tell me the story about how you fo... read more
Not many designers have mechanical engineering degrees, but then again not many designers are like Vancouver-based swim and resort wear guru Anna Kosturova. She speaks articulately and with astonishin... read more
On May 7th sustainable designer Nicole Bridger, will open the doors to her much anticipated flagship store in Kitsilano. The neighbourhood was indeed a palpable choice for her. On any given day you ca... read more
One can immediately tell if the person they are meeting is a fearless beauty aficionado by what that person is sporting. In the case of Vancouver-based hair stylist Katrina Molson, it was multiple bri... read more
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE...
Claire was unexpectedly discovered by her agency, Lexington Models while on her way to the dentist. Up until that point she had never thought of modeling, but since signing this rising talent has neve... read more
Young designer Sabrina Lynn's works have deep roots. Having lived on both east and west coasts of Canada, she says she is most inspired by the Maritimes where she grew up because of the beautiful land... read more
Walking into Violet Boutique feels as though you've stumbled into a bright Parisian apartment filled with beautiful and feminine clothes. You just want to sit down, take in the lovely floral scent and... read more
A well-heeled crowd gathered at the chic OPUS Bar on Thursday February 24th to celebrate the tenth anniversary of local label dace. Friends, well-wishers, media and bloggers enjoyed mini cupcakes, can... read more
Vancouver Fashion Week celebrated its tenth year by enjoying the largest number of international designers ever. While our local designers made a very strong showing on the runway, it was great to se... read more
Ion Pop Shop at 196 Kingsway. ION Magazine celebrates its 8th year by taking art, fashion, music, and culture to its second pop-up shop for the month of May in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. ... read more
Jacqueline Conoir celebrated its 25th anniversary at the end of March with an elegant affair showcasing not only their Fall/Winter 2011 collection, but the launch of designer Rozemerie Cuevas' new lin... read more
You are lucky to be able to choose from a variety of schools. How to choose?
Here is an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to help you.<... read more
Wondering what rising design talent is sure to be a force in the near future? Look no future than the eight students featured here. Not only are they talented fashion students, but each took on, and... read more
The FAMED magazine is promoting the best talent by featuring some of the most creative people (designers, photographers, make-up artists, stylists, models etc.) in every magazine issue.