[FIRST LOOK] is where we introduce a new pop-up for the very first time. It's now in our Upcoming calendar and should be in yours too.

Sara Armstrong, ahead of the trend, internationally acclaimed Vancouver fashion designer pops up at our idea playground this week. With a background in sculpture and an awareness of industrial design she creates ready to wear pieces with serious texture, volume, dimension and androgynous blur. She has an uncompromising care for details, hand-working each garment to be it's best and which achieve a fine urban luxury aesthetic.

Armstrong has a men's and women's label handmade in her Vancouver studio with ethically sourced materials. Featured in Vogue UK, Glamour UK and Elle Italia, her following stretches far beyond her roots with a clientele who tend to dress modest, smart, looking for a silhouette that won't fade with the season. Okay, she's got fashion figured out.

The #SaraArmstrong pop-up shop promptly follows her FW15 showcase that takes place March 18th at Vancouver Fashion Week. The public is invited to come try on the newest and past collections, meet Sara and experience her brand at 434 Columbia St Monday March 16th - Thursday March 19th. How often do you get to meet the designer these days? So couture. Check our Upcoming for store hours.