In the fashion world, there is constant, prodigious speculation as to who will be the next big thing. But does this apply to a city like Vancouver, where the fashion design industry has been nascent for only the better part of a decade?
Vancouver Opera’s infamous Carmen performance at Expo 86 was a controversial reinterpretation of Bizet’s classic. Lively and funny, it seemed designed to wake people up and shake them out of their expectations of seeing yet another standard Carmen, almost a cultural cliché.
The Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel and residences are the latest addition to the waterfront area around Canada Place, and boast unobstructed views of the North Shore mountains, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour.