This article first appeared in print in the July 2019 issue of Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine.
The Revelstoke Farmers Market on Saturday mornings is Revelstoke’s place to catch up with the community. It’s also the place to break out your summer seasonal look. We stopped by a June market to catch up with the locals and get their opinions on Revy’s summertime styles and find out about the philosophies that guide their clothing decisions.
Charlotte: What is the story behind a piece you are wearing in the photo? I bought this great straw hat from a Revy Sell post, which is a main source of most of my clothing “purchases.” Second hand for the win! Does Revelstoke have a unique summer look? Generally low-maintenance and casual. Also, it usually involves at least one article of technical outdoor apparel … ha ha.
Dana and Petr: What is the story behind a piece you are wearing in the photo? Dana: The shirt has already made three people happy. I am reusing it after my sister, who got it from a friend of hers. The shorts are from Whistler’s Reuse Centre, so the number of happy people is unknown! Do you have a philosophy that guides your style decisions? I like buying used clothes and things because it is more environmentally friendly and it also saves money. I take the clothing as a necessity though, the pressure of fashion companies to be trendy is unfortunate.
Jean-Marc: I own a thousand vintage shirts and this is one of my faves as it’s colourful and light for summer. The hat is handmade from Mexico vacation. The pants are high tech nano material from the future. The shoes are Canadian Native brand. The Revelstoke look should never be hipster! Upcycle, recycle, locally made like my underwear from www.backyardboro.eco
Jamie: What is the story behind a piece you are wearing in the photo? Both the dress and top are redesigned from textile discards. I’m test wearing both pieces before I make a whole bunch. Do you have a philosophy that guides your style decisions? I love the permacouture philosophy. Relating slow fashion to the slow food movement, it helps me seek sustainable style.
Kaitlan: What is a favourite piece you are wearing, and why? Since I am on my bicycle, I will include that as an accessory to my outfit. The cardboard box I have classily tied to my bike is my favourite. In your opinion, what is unique about the Revelstoke summer look? Revelstoke’s fashion sense is great physique and an Arc’teryx jacket. Lots of room for improvement in the style department.
Joel, Treanna and Ryland: What is the story behind a piece you are wearing in the photo? Our son’s safety goggles were just given to him by his Nana and he has insisted on wearing them everywhere! Tell us about your look. Summer, fun, party!
Karel and Hana: What is the story behind a piece you are wearing in the photo? Karel simply likes eggs so he is wearing a rooster covered T-shirt, and daisy is my favourite flower. Plus the dress is super breezy and will always fit me. Do you have a philosophy that guides your style decisions? We see no sense in buying new when there is so much being thrown away. Also, why buy overpriced clothes of poor quality when you can buy something that lasts, for one-tenth of the price?