‘Instagram’ and ‘selfies’ are terms that have permeated into our everyday culture. We’ve become a generation saturated by images: ones depicting what we eat, what we wear, or what we do. We’ve distanced ourselves from images taken by others, to ones produced by us. We are the image-makers and the selfie-takers...

‘Instagram’ and ‘selfies’ are terms that have permeated into our everyday culture. We’ve become a generation saturated by images: ones depicting what we eat, what we wear, or what we do. We’ve distanced ourselves from images taken by others, to ones produced by us. We are the image-makers and the selfie-takers...

Behind the scenes on the set of Vista Bella with LEEN founders Bradley Fairall and Samantha Herold

Behind the scenes on the set of Vista Bella with LEEN founders Bradley Fairall and Samantha Herold

The dictionary defines Inspiration as: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” LEEN revisits Openstudio Academy to speak with some of the current students and unlock what drives them to design and where they find their inspirations...

The dictionary defines Inspiration as: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” LEEN revisits Openstudio Academy to speak with some of the current students and unlock what drives them to design and where they find their inspirations...

For our second interview in The Photographers series we talked to Kale Friesen about what got him into fashion photography, his creative process, and his new experiments with photo editing apps such as Glitche...

For our second interview in The Photographers series we talked to Kale Friesen about what got him into fashion photography, his creative process, and his new experiments with photo editing apps such as Glitche...

REVIEW: New Fashion Festival

REVIEW: New Fashion Festival

Back in January photographer Laura Baldwinson and makeup artist Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick showed 'Paint on Canvas', their collaborative portrait project inspired by fine art painters. If you weren't lucky enough to see the show in person, (the work was outstanding), Laura has finally posted the full collection on her website for you to see. Click the image above and take a look for yourself.

Back in January photographer Laura Baldwinson and makeup artist Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick showed 'Paint on Canvas', their collaborative portrait project inspired by fine art painters. If you weren't lucky enough to see the show in person, (the work was outstanding), Laura has finally posted the full collection on her website for you to see. Click the image above and take a look for yourself.

BTS video by Brian Van Wyk

ANUHNIm - GUTS AND GUILELESs_ Our friends at ANUHNIm are back with a new editorial exploring the the concept of taste. The editorial uses archive pieces from the often described 'ugly' Prada and an accompanying opinion piece to pose questions about relevancy, modernity, and social movement. Click the image to see the full story over on the ANUHNIm site

ANUHNIm - GUTS AND GUILELESs_

Our friends at ANUHNIm are back with a new editorial exploring the the concept of taste. The editorial uses archive pieces from the often described 'ugly' Prada and an accompanying opinion piece to pose questions about relevancy, modernity, and social movement. Click the image to see the full story over on the ANUHNIm site

If you're in Vancouver this weekend you can't miss this show. For almost a year, photographer Laura Baldwinson and makeup artist Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick, have been working on this series, combining their immeasurable talents to create what is sure to be a spectacular body of work. We'll see you there!

If you're in Vancouver this weekend you can't miss this show. For almost a year, photographer Laura Baldwinson and makeup artist Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick, have been working on this series, combining their immeasurable talents to create what is sure to be a spectacular body of work. We'll see you there!

Dazed Digital just posted a short interview with Jamie Miller and Vincent Mack, the co-creators of one of our favourite instagram accounts @ninetiesmoments. Jamie, from B.C.'s interior, met Vincent Mank, while working in the creative department of Mario Testino + in London, the same job I had before starting LEEN and, incidentally, the same place I developed my obsession with archive fashion images. You can follow the link to read the article on Dazed and definitely check them out on Instagram for some inspiring and often rare 90's images. - Bradley  

Dazed Digital just posted a short interview with Jamie Miller and Vincent Mack, the co-creators of one of our favourite instagram accounts @ninetiesmoments. Jamie, from B.C.'s interior, met Vincent Mank, while working in the creative department of Mario Testino + in London, the same job I had before starting LEEN and, incidentally, the same place I developed my obsession with archive fashion images. You can follow the link to read the article on Dazed and definitely check them out on Instagram for some inspiring and often rare 90's images.

- Bradley  

Support for young creatives is a keystone of any strong artistic community. Taking the time and putting in place the resources to develop a base of talent becomes a self-perpetuating machine, it just needs to be started...

Support for young creatives is a keystone of any strong artistic community. Taking the time and putting in place the resources to develop a base of talent becomes a self-perpetuating machine, it just needs to be started...

UK based SUKEBAN magazine is teeming with Vancouver Talent...

UK based SUKEBAN magazine is teeming with Vancouver Talent...

Flowers & Fire - Disbelief

There’s finally a video to go along with one of the many brilliant tracks by Flowers & Fire. Reina Rainville put together a series of visuals, all shot in Montréal-Est this past spring, creating the the moody and atmospheric video for Disbelief off their 2015 Demo.

Hear more from Flowers & Fire on their Bandcamp page and check out our interview with the band from LEEN issue zero

Wishkicker - Wider Vision

Wishkicker - Wider Vision

What is inspiration? Is it art? Is it culture? Design? I was privileged enough to sit down with Alexander Lu and Angela Chen of Open Studio Academy to discuss the concept of inspiration and how it functions in an artistic teaching environment...

What is inspiration? Is it art? Is it culture? Design? I was privileged enough to sit down with Alexander Lu and Angela Chen of Open Studio Academy to discuss the concept of inspiration and how it functions in an artistic teaching environment...

The brilliant, anonymous online magazine ANUHNIm is back with their second issue. The topic this time around is LATINo with a series of essays, opinion pieces, and editorials all focused on Latin America and it's place in fashion and culture, '. this issue is hoping to extend dialogue regarding fashion and culture and open the envelope that is the Latin American continent_'

The brilliant, anonymous online magazine ANUHNIm is back with their second issue. The topic this time around is LATINo with a series of essays, opinion pieces, and editorials all focused on Latin America and it's place in fashion and culture, '. this issue is hoping to extend dialogue regarding fashion and culture and open the envelope that is the Latin American continent_'

The Blanche Macdonald Centre’s annual Design Graduate Show, titled ‘The Places In Between’, was held for the first time this year at The Permanent, a beautiful Vancouver heritage site dating back to 1907. The old BC Permanent & Loan Company building saw a string of Vancouvers top new face models, including some LEEN alum, emerging one by one from a massive vault door to show looks from the nineteen Design Graduates of the class of 2015...

The Blanche Macdonald Centre’s annual Design Graduate Show, titled ‘The Places In Between’, was held for the first time this year at The Permanent, a beautiful Vancouver heritage site dating back to 1907. The old BC Permanent & Loan Company building saw a string of Vancouvers top new face models, including some LEEN alum, emerging one by one from a massive vault door to show looks from the nineteen Design Graduates of the class of 2015...

A Little Something Fun

A fashion film by Brian Van Wyk and Bradley Fairall

makeup by Carole Méthot, hair by Aurezo Sanari

model - Brina Lyon at Key Models

The first in a new series of interviews with emerging and established Canadian designers, click the image to read our interview with Adam of A D A M

The first in a new series of interviews with emerging and established Canadian designers, click the image to read our interview with Adam of A D A M

Photographer Brian Van Wyk was behind the scenes capturing footage of the editorial 'A Fragment of Beauty' with Bradley Fairall (photo), Vanessa Wong (beauty), and the stunning Kelsey Hawthorne. Enjoy!

Back in October I spent the day helping out photographer Pier-Alexandre Gagné on location for the above editorial. It was cold, dirty, and very wet, but the setting was stunning and the payoff was well worth it. Click the image to see the full story now up on Pier's site, it's some truly exceptional work. - Bradley Fairall

Back in October I spent the day helping out photographer Pier-Alexandre Gagné on location for the above editorial. It was cold, dirty, and very wet, but the setting was stunning and the payoff was well worth it. Click the image to see the full story now up on Pier's site, it's some truly exceptional work.

- Bradley Fairall

North Vancouver native Jesse Tylo is a multifaceted, self-taught make-up artist delving into the depths of art medium inspired make-up. Now living in Montreal, Tylo talked to me about his childhood and where his love of make-up stems from...

North Vancouver native Jesse Tylo is a multifaceted, self-taught make-up artist delving into the depths of art medium inspired make-up. Now living in Montreal, Tylo talked to me about his childhood and where his love of make-up stems from...

Video for Evan Clayton's latest collection by Inga Avedyan

Inga Avedyan put together this fantastic video for Evan Clayton's Spring 2017 collection titled Maho Shojo. The video captures behind the scenes moments cut with footage of the models on the runway in looks referencing staples of Evan's past work while simultaneously  showing a strong progression toward the future for the young designer.

www.evanclayton.com

www.ingavedyan.com

IT'S NICE THAT X ANDY DIXON

IT'S NICE THAT X ANDY DIXON

Jamie Gill of Paperroute Speaks to a New Generation of Fashion Forward Thinkers By Lana Linton It’s a Saturday morning and Vancouver’s own Jamie Gill is in New York City for Fashion Week. Gill, a former Blanche Macdonald marketing student, is a twenty-four-year-old fashion force with more than just an eye for the latest trends and great photographers. Her company, Paperroute is a full scale creative agency...

Jamie Gill of Paperroute Speaks to a New Generation of

Fashion Forward Thinkers By Lana Linton

It’s a Saturday morning and Vancouver’s own Jamie Gill is in New York City for Fashion Week. Gill, a former Blanche Macdonald marketing student, is a twenty-four-year-old fashion force with more than just an eye for the latest trends and great photographers. Her company, Paperroute is a full scale creative agency...

During the earliest planning stages of what is now LEEN, we put together a list of photographers we hoped to include in our first issue. Top of that list was Matthew Burditt, a prolific creative who teaches several classes at fashion and design schools. Photography, however, is the medium for which Matthew is best known...

During the earliest planning stages of what is now LEEN, we put together a list of photographers we hoped to include in our first issue. Top of that list was Matthew Burditt, a prolific creative who teaches several classes at fashion and design schools. Photography, however, is the medium for which Matthew is best known...