Industry Insight from the Toronto Fashion Collective

By: Quinne Murakawa

Photos: Quinne Murakawa

Recently, we had the pleasure of attending the Toronto Fashion Collective’s holiday pop-up shopping event. It was partly curated retail space, part showroom, and part designer meet-and-greet. At 100 Avenue Road in the heart of Yorkville, the unique luxury shopping experience featured nine Canadian designers who were all present in store to speak with customers […]

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Graphic by Alicia Churilla   Is it just me or can no one stop talking about Meghan Markle? Every social media and news outlet lately is filled with new posts or articles about how stunning Meghan looked at her most recent event or how inspiring her speech was. Recently, I find myself taking more than […]

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Feature Graphic by Olivia Lemieux While slightly irritated by the scent wafting out from the subway, a woman on Bloor Street stood alone amongst a sea of Valentino studs and chunky sneakers, considering the purchase of a sweater on display. “They want me to spend $800 on that? Just because they printed the letters ‘D’ […]

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We Need to Talk About Celine.

By: Emily Bartosiewicz

Feature Collage by: Emily Bartosiewicz Who would have guessed World War III would be hitting the world so soon, and in the world of fashion at that? C(no accent)eline, debuted its SS19 collection at Paris Fashion Week last Friday. Following a series of glorious shows from French fashion empires like Yves Saint Laurent and Dior, […]

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  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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