Killing Winter Dead: Vancouver’s Spring Lines

Is the crap weather getting to you? It’s getting to me, and I hate it when people say “Oh, well, at least spring is just around the corner”, however well meaning and optimistic though they may be. You know what? No it isn’t. We’re only nine days into January, and it’s not as if the rain will magically stop on the Vernal Equinox. Look outside tonight. May feels about as close as Neptune.

There are many ways to console ourselves. The more flush among us are likely sitting on a beach somewhere too far away to care right now, taking an extended Christmas break. But I, trapped in my little office with no hope of a sunny getaway, have developed a new and highly effective coping mechanism. I call it The Spring Collection Watch.

Yes, the Spring collections are starting to emerge on the local fashion scene this month, and landing in the Scout inbox this morning we found new designs from Narcissist:

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We like Narcissist for plenty of reasons, not least because their line is designed and manufactured in Vancouver. Their new brace of spring dresses look sweet for nights out, romantic weekend getaways, or spring weddings. The collection includes a debut line of accessories: a shrug, short and long-sleeved boleros, and delicate floral embellishments.

Watch for a newly designed, fully e-commerce enabled Narcissist website to launch this month…but for now you can visit http://narcissist.com

(photo credit: Jesse Winter Heading)

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Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended Bond University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives by the beach in Vancouver and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.

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  1. I was at the Narcissist Design Co. warehouse sale last weekend. It was held at their design studio in Gastown and I happened to be there as owner Tracey was showing a sample of the Amelie dress to a fashion student (the strapless blue print number). What you can’t see in the picture is that the fabric has see-through ‘burn outs’ in it! Very unique fabric! There is also a fabulous purple print and a black solid with a bold print waist band. There are also ties on the inside so you can ruche up the hemline over one knee, or both! This dress is so fun!