Saturday, June 23, 2012

SHE Lingerie Bankers Hall Location Grand Opening/ Xander Zhou S/S13 London Fashion Week

SHE Lingerie Opens in Bankers Hall
(photos by: Binzento Vincente)

SHE apparel, the largest YYC lingerie retail business had opened its 3rd location (the other two are located on 17th Ave and Westhills) past Wendesday at Calgary's downtown Bankers Hall
SHE apparel's lingerie line sets goal to provide the perfect fitting bra for women, and is one of the few lingerie stores that has professional bra fitting service. They also have a wide range of cup sizes (A cup-K cup) to accommodate women of different body types. In addition to lingerie, the store carries swimwear and beauty products, where most of the product labels were from North America and Europe
During the store grand-opening event, store owner Brandon Smith's father, Rex Smith, flew in from Los Angeles to attend. Rex Smith was a 70's and early 80's teen-idol, who was widely known for his gold TOP ten hit single "You Take My Breath Away". During that time, he was also a regular feature on teen magazines such as Tiger Beat.  
In celebrating his son's new store location opening, he performed a few of his classic songs, along with a few models showcasing SHE lingerie collections. Hundreds of people, including Rex's fans and bystanders during the busy lunch hour gathered to enjoy the performance. The coolest part was an ultimate fan of Rex Smith who's been an active member of his fan club got to finally meet him one-on-one in person. Rex also had a short autograph session afterward.

SHE Lingerie website: http://www.sheapparel.com/

Xander Zhou S/S13 London Fashion Week
(photo courtesy: Xander Zhou)

Xander Zhou is a Chinese fashion designer based in Beijing.  At the recent London Men's Fashion Week, he showcased his S/S13 collection called "Fleurdelism". Personally, I really enjoyed this collection, for its simplistic architectural design, with complex details. "Fleurdelism" is emblematic and artistic; revealing the softer tone in masculinity. A persistency of French flavor surfaced given the focus of neck-scarfs. The overall concept of archtectural shapes displayed Mr. Zhou's knowledge in inudustrial design, which he majored during his education China. Among some of the pieces, I felt there was a sort of resemblance of Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. These iconic designers may or may not have influence Mr. Zhou, nonetheless "Fleurdelism" in my opinion, is a "renaissance" of modern fashion.


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