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Recently Received: O.Ballou Autumn-Winter 2014

Posted on August 12, 2014 in O.Ballou, Simon Cato

Although forming the label only recently in 2013, founder Simon Cato spent years behind the scenes before the genesis of O.Ballou, aligning the brand with the oldest and most respected production facilities in Italy. The balance of traditional hand-tailoring and advanced garment techniques inform the core principles of O.Ballou. This notion of balance also plays a key role in their identity, where aesthetic is influenced by the juxtaposing forces of Italy's grittier, street sensibilities and the high level of sophistication that surrounds places like Sicily and Naples. Expert craftspeople, superior construction complemented by the use of high grade materials such as full grain leathers, fine wools, cashmere, silk and organic cotton.

We are proud to present to you the brand's first full fledged collection - this season features, "A study of Neopolitan life".

View the AW14 collection from O.Ballou here.

i-D Catches Up with Patrik Ervell

Posted on August 03, 2014 in Patrik Ervell

i-D Magazine catches up with Patrik Ervell just as the Fall-Winter 2014 campaign gets underway. Ervell comments on infusing the idea of romantic modernism in his ever-evolving collections and how the element of interior design is showing itself in his latest work.

Read here.

Introducing Isaac Penn

Posted on July 31, 2014 in Isaac Penn, Neighbour

Plastic crocheted rope installation

We are pleased to introduce the work of Vancouver-bred designer, Isaac Penn, to our space and brand lineup. The current collection consists of shirting and pants in endless fabric variations, stationary objects, handwoven carpeting and small accessories. Graduating with a major in Fibres from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, Isaac designs with an intense curiosity in textiles, sourcing from all over the world, namely Belgium, Italy, Japan and in his own backyard, Vancouver. He is best known for his signature oversized tees and harem pant bottoms, but continues to experiment with varied techniques in embroidery and weaving. Currently, we are the exclusive retailer for Isaac Penn. Full collection available in-store only - please inquire for more details.

Signature tees in a variation of linens, silks, bamboo and cotton weave

Hanging objects in heavy vinyl and jersey stretch

Bungee stretch pet leashes

Handwoven silk rug

More information:

Preview: Our Legacy Spring 2015

Posted on July 24, 2014 in Our Legacy, SS15

Spring '15 collections have been making the rounds on the web and for the first time ever Our Legacy has chosen to debut their newest offering on behemoth online platform, Click here for your first look at what is in store for next Spring-Summer.

Cereal 06 Magazine Excerpt: Trees of Vancouver

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Cereal Magazine, Jeremy Koreski

The latest volume of Cereal Magazine highlights the coastal city of Vancouver, a place near and dear to the heart of the publication's editor-in-chief, Rosa Park. This digital excerpt features some of the oldest, most valuable elements of our ecological landscape - our trees. Read more for a bit of a history lesson on our city's prized and revered natural resource. The images by Jeremy Koreski are quite stunning as well.

Trees of Vancouver - Natural Cover

Preview: Our Legacy AW14 'Light'

Posted on July 11, 2014 in AW14, Our Legacy, Our Legacy "Light"

Our Legacy's Autumn-Winter 2014 campaign has begun. The extensive collection contains many of Our Legacy's signature cuts and classic fabric choices, but also enjoys a handful of new seasonal motifs and exquisitely interesting textiles. Below are some previews which include a few pieces from our upcoming selection. 


For the full Our Legacy AW14 preview, please click here.

Inspiration Behind Christopher Raeburn AW14 'Polaris'

Posted on July 10, 2014 in AW14, Christopher Raeburn, Ragnar Axelsson

Last Days of the Arctic - What has been described as a haunting, awe-inspiring exhibition by Icelandic photographer, Ragnar Axelsson, had become a prevalent source of inspiration for Christopher Raeburn when creating his collection for Autumn-Winter 14. In a disappearing world of craft, culture and community, the resourcefulness and stoicism of the men and women captured in Axelsson’s images and their ability to endure the harshest of conditions, resonated with Christopher Ræburn’s ongoing interest in protection and preparation.

Style, function and meticulously referenced detail remain paramount for AW14; heavy outerwear is layered with knitwear and lighter garments, offering protection against the harsh arctic elements. The ‘POLARIS’ collection captures lost cultures and changing landscapes, inspiring the archeologist and the explorer in you. Axelsson's Last Days of the Arctic is available through most major outlets. Below is a preview of the book in video format.

View the Christopher Raeburn AW14 'Polaris' collection here.


Same Paper: Lifestyles

Posted on July 05, 2014 in Books, Same Paper


Our friend Andy brought us this photo zine entitled Lifestyles from Shanghai. Developed by Same Paper, the zine features "photos from 7 young photographers both from China and abroad, using juxtaposed images which share a similar sense of recessive humor or other common grounds together, to sum up popular photography themes. It also induces observation methods like diagonal composition, making objects graphics-alike, and get involved with digital technologies." The photographers include Charlie Engman, Jeremy O'Sullivan, Ka Xiaoxi, Shen Li, Xiaopeng Yuan, YJ Wang, and Zhengdong Xu. We have a couple copies available in store for purchase.