Lauded as one of the world's most livable cities — with the Pacific Ocean on three sides and a mountain range shadowing it on the fourth — Vancouver's residents celebrate its natural wonders with an eco-centric spirit all their own.
"As a major cosmopolitan city on the Pacific Rim, Vancouver is at the center of international trade and tourism with a thriving port, the largest in Canada," explained Gary Balaski, general manager of Vancouver's Holt Renfrew, the prime luxury retailer in the region. "The [run-up to the] 2010 Olympics have encouraged unprecedented investment and growth in infrastructure, residential and business development, including the retail sector."
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"