A Case for Canada: Hope on the Horizon Following TFW x RE/SET SS19

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: George Pimentel

For as long as I can remember the universal narrative told and understood about Canada across the globe was one of a familial nature. Canada has always been understood within the global landscape as the United States’ reliable neutral younger sibling – never stepping outside the lines, always at the ready to stand up for […]

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Manolo Blahnik’s “The Art of Shoes” is the biggest retrospective the Bata Shoe Museum, in Toronto, has ever hosted. It is the first exhibit to be on display without legendary Bata matriarch Sonja Bata at the museum’s helm. It is also the last and only North American museum to host the legendary collection of the […]

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Every year, the first Monday in May marks fashion’s rebirth, as the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City unveils its new exhibition. Most years The Met attempts to address hot topic issues that relate to fashion as a means to bring attention to historically relevant works of art, while […]

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Diversity, Inclusivity & Wearable Art: The Standout Looks of Mass Exodus 2018

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Alicia Churilla, Emmett Charuk

This past week, as it happens every year, throngs of onlookers, fashion fanatics and prideful parents flocked to Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park to celebrate the work of graduating Fashion Communications and Fashion Design students. What marks the culmination of four years of blood sweat and tears, is a fashion event like no other – […]

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Last season StyleCircle published a fairly critical piece about the fashion industry in Canada/Toronto. If you don’t remember, or happened to miss it, catch yourself up here. Over the last few years, and most notably after IMG bailed on producing Fashion Week, the fashion industry here has been in a state of flux as it […]

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A Look Back At 2017: The Year of Red

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Emmett Charuk

Modeling: Amanda Danishevsky

Art Direction: Bronwyn Marshall | Styling Assistant: Luke Severin | Makeup and Hair: Olive Grey

If there is one predominant trend that emerged during 2017, that our team here at SC can unanimously agree upon, it is that 2017 was the year of red. Street style stars such as Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat) and Blair Eadie (@blaieeadiebee) donned vibrant red ensembles on multiple occasions throughout the year. Editors at Man Repeller, FASHION […]

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6 Stylish Looks to Wear on New Year’s Eve

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Gabi Macias

Modeling: Charlotte Carbon, Jessica Fess, Julia Hopkins, Penny Nj, Si Sun, Azmina Syed & Tristan Tsang | Makeup and Hair: Akshita Tandon

Art Direction: Luke Severin | Styling: Jessica Fess, Gabi Macias & Katya Katnelson

With one day until we finally say buh-bye to the mess of a year that was 2017, we figured you might be in need of a good celebration. And with this celebration on the horizon, we thought it only appropriate to help you get dressed for whatever shindig you have planned for ringing in the […]

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Canadian Fashion Needs a Revolution, Here’s Why

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Holly Chang

This September, we observed fashion shows at TOM*, TWFW and Toronto Fashion Week, all of which left us feeling underwhelmed and hungry for more. Amidst the collections, clothes were wearable, likeable, but just that. The majority of designers presented collections that were safe which isn’t exactly an enticing choice of vocabulary when trying to vie for […]

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For many who consider themselves part of the “fashion set” in Canada, chances are the Montreal-based vegan accessories brand Matt & Nat has crossed your radar. Even higher are the chances that you already own one of their pieces. As Ryerson fashion students we see this brand sprinkled across our campus on a daily basis, […]

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Nordstrom Night Out: Fashion, Food & Fun at Sherway Gardens

By: Naomi Brearley

Photos: Luke Severin

It is no surprise that the fashion retail landscape has been changing here in Canada (and abroad) over the last decade. The advent of the Internet and social media has changed the way people shop, and where (and from who) they get their fashion information. Gone are the days of big box stores determining the […]

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