Edgy, subtle, delicate, playful; these are words that characterize two lines by versatile Vancouver design-duo Joyce Ma and Beverly Lee Kwen. Although one line is described as a collection of fairy-tale dresses, the Tension Clothing story reads more like a down-to-earth tale of hard work, talent and a passion for the industry.
After earning her diploma in design, Vancouver native Joyce Ma noticed a deficit of design jobs on the West coast. She considered moving east but instead used her industry savvy and Bachelor's in Business Administration to write up a business plan. Before long, Tension Clothing was born. It began as a line of separates, coordinates and suitings for professional, fashion-minded women and since then has grown into a line of separates that can be effortlessly combined. Ma explains the evolution of the line: "11 years ago suitings were very popular in the work place but now they have taken a different turn. T... read more
Picture an evening fashion show in a historic church. Hundreds of industry insiders, media and label fans are seated in the pews. A catwalk runs down the aisle. Dozens of lit candles flicker at the al... read more
A blond-hair, green-eyed Scandinavian beauty, Paige K., was born and raised in Edmonton, Alta., where she lived for 15 years until she made a recent move to Penticton, B.C.
Now signed by Rich... read more
Born and raised in Montreal, Geneviève Duthé, has worked hard to build the connections and skills necessary to help clients source their business needs effectively. A sourcing agent's first impress... read more
Fashion stylist Tracey Pincott remembers her 16th birthday well. She accompanied her father on a business trip to London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. When he headed off to work and left her alo... read more
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