BC Fashion Week launched the rotation of Canadian spring shows on September 26 (log onto www.bcfashionweek.com for a peek at the collections), and these Van City labels already up for grabs at our local boutiques prove that this style scene is one to shop.
Fidelity's take on the skinny jean is its deep-dyed Plumaria style ($145, Body Blue, 201 Danforth, 416-778-7601, www.fidelitydenim.com).
Argyle trim, gold piping and metal charms jazz up Gentle Fawn's grey zip jumper ($98, Trixie, 2313 Bloor West, 416-762-0084, www.gentlefawn.com).
Wrap yourself in Chulo Pony's brown herringbone tweed vest ($149, Frock, 97 Roncesvalles, 416-516-1333, www.chulopony.com).
Victorian punks sport Spark's skull crystal cameo ($24, Nathalie-Roze & Co., 1015 Queen East, 416-792-1699, www.spark-girl.com).
Nathalie-Roze Fischer reports that Vancouver craftsters love felting, as Frances Felt designer Frances Dickinson demonstrates with her felt and organza skinny scarves ($39 each, Nathalie-Roze & Co., www.francesfelt.com).