Unpartisan Politics: Body Politic opens off Main
Up on Main and 12th, store windows are unveiled and a new boutique opens up just off the strip. Body Politic (www.bodypolitic.ca) welcomes fashionistas and stylistas alike to their fashion abode having just opened in December 2008. Featuring independent designers spanning from Vancouver to New York, owner Nicole Ritchie-Oseen’s mantra maintains the notion of “choice, not sacrifice”.
The wave of eco-friendly fashion is proving to stay, having exposure in at least the past 3 years of Fashion Weeks across the globe. Suffice to say, Vancouver’s local designers have a great deal of influence in this eco-savvy scene. From new Brooklyn designer Bahar Shahpar, to local favourite Elroy, Body Politic searches for outstanding designers with a unique urban aesthetic. Offering sustainable design – by way and use of natural and sustainable fabrics – and timeless style, Body Politics proves a new meaning of “fashion-forward”.