In fashion, as in everything else, there comes a time when we all could use a fresh start. But with the case of Burberry, there is fresh, and then there is complete overhaul. What exactly is it that drove the brand to transform something so emblematic, timeless, and quintessentially them? What burning desire provoked […]

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Indigenous designers have never had an opportunity of the magnitude of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto; until now. For decades, the culture, craftsmanship and charisma of Indigenous fashion has been overlooked by mainstream (i.e. Western) culture, unless for the purposes of appropriation and capitalization. The colour, beading and fabric work of First Nations peoples have  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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On the eve of March 29th Ryerson School of Fashion’s Event Planning class hosted Redux: a sustainable fashion event inspired by nostalgia and movement. The event was an ode to 80’s and 90’s streetwear and in the centre of the room was a stage, where retro dressed hip hop dancers showed off their moves to […]

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It was mid-January when LVMH announced that Hedi Slimane, former art director for Saint Laurent, would be replacing Phoebe Philo at Céline. Since taking over the position February 1st, it has been a full month that Slimane has had an impact on Celine. It will be very interesting to see where Slimane takes the brand, […]

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This past week, the European fashion scene clustered in the rainy Danish capital for three days of Autumn/Winter 2018 debuts. Copenhagen is a small city but its unique charm, found in both the city itself and in its long-limbed citizens, has been a vital factor over these last few years in building it as the […]

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Female models are a key influence in the fashion industry, they are today, they always have been. They are also a major artery to fashion promotion. We see them on the runway, the streets and, most importantly, all over social media. Over time, a model’s career has become only as good as her presence in […]

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Fur Is No Longer in Fashion…Why Now?

By: Natasha Jorge-Moore

Gucci is the latest of many high profile names to announce their commitment to becoming fur free. At this year’s annual Kering Talk at the London College of Fashion, Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri announced Gucci’s move towards fur free design, beginning with its Spring/Summer 2018 collection. This announcement came as a surprise to many, considering […]

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