Alberta Fashion Week, Part III

Cynthia Cheng Alberta Fashion Week Day 1 – Teaser from Calgary Fashion on Vimeo. Alberta Fashion Week , which has just wrapped up, would not have been the success that it was without the work of Nico Bacigalupo, who was in charge of media, sponsorships and events for the inaugural season.  He also runs a […]

Alberta Fashion Week Designers, Part II

Prospere Magazine spoke with three more designers this week, including: Jessica Halabi: After graduating from Marvel College College’s ultra-competitive Fashion Design and Apparel program, this Edmonton native’s first collection was for Spring/Summer 2007.  Jessica’s style is self-described as “edgy elegant,” and is cut to be form-fitting, showing off the wearer’s curves. Her wearers reflect that, […]

Alberta Fashion Week: On Until October 10

The following designers are three of many who will be participating this year’s Alberta Fashion Week, which started yesterday: Camille Prins (Dutch Blonde):  A graduate of the fashion program in Toronto’s George Brown College and former Project Runway Canada (Season 2) contestant, Camille launched her line, Dutch Blonde in 2008.  The name was inspired by […]

Lara Presber: From Architecture to Fashion

Calgary-based designer, Lara Presber has always had an interest in structure and fashion.  As a kid, she spent part of her leisure time helping her dad in the garage and the other half sewing with her mother.  The interest in structure eventually led her to architecture school sin Boston where she eventually obtained a  B. Arch.  After spending a few years in […]

Bohemian’s the Thing for Sarah Shell of 442 McAdam

Bag designer, Sarah Shell of 442 McAdam (pronounced four-four-two and based on her grandparents’ address) did not originally study fashion.  In fact, her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, is in biology.  After undergrad, Sarah left for New York to go to fashion school at Parsons.  Post-Parsons, Sarah worked in men’s fashion for Club Monaco and was […]

WestJet: Good Service and Affordable

Low-cost airlines have been “the thing” over the past few years, selling tickets at a much lower cost than so-called “mainstream” airlines.  In Canada, there have been several low-cost airlines, but most have folded.  Currently, WestJet (TSX: WJA) is the only one still in existence.  Launched in 1990s and based out of Calgary, Alberta, this airline flies to destinations across Canada, […]