A look by Eric Schlösberg Image by: Nordstrom
The department store embraces the indie boutique feel.
If you’re already a fan of Nordstrom’s SPACE concept – an in-store boutique that stocks up-and-coming designers (like Molly Goddard, Undercover and Mira Mikati) – then you’ll like the sound of the retailer’s latest project. The Lab is a shop-in-shop dedicated to introducing people to even more emerging names in fashion. For spring, five designers were chosen: Vejas (the award-winning label run by 20-year-old Toronto wunderkind Vejas Kruszewski), experimental New York label Eckhaus Latta, Kanye-approved brand A.W.A.K.E. and alt-cool newcomers Dilara Findikoglu and Eric Schlösberg. Come fall, a handful of new names will be brought on board. Here’s to the next wave. (From $235, at Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre, Nordstrom Vancouver Pacific Centre and nordstrom.com/space)