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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Images curtesy of annacostafoto, Tara Rivas, and Lights of All  InLand: The Event On September 21st we were able to attend Toronto’s InLand event, “a leading pop-up destination to shop emerging and contemporary Canadian fashion”, giving us the opportunity to touch and feel the clothes by all our favourite Canadian designers. Quite contrary to how we usually […]

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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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  This NYFW S/S 19 presented Ralph Lauren as top dog for creating a buzz on social media, boasting the brand’s 50th anniversary with a blowout fashion show and party in the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. The brand dominated with social engagement during the week, especially on Instagram where they posted trending images of […]

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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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ZOFF Dreams of Bitches at the Beach for TFW

By: Sarah Cho

Photos: George Pimentel

On the second day of Toronto Fashion Week, ZOFF introduced its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, “BITCH AT THE BEACH”. It was a highly anticipated show since the brand has been recently making a name for itself. This past April, ZOFF received a nomination for the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for fashion design, and just last year, […]

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FEATURED – Natural Forces

By: Yasmin Momeni

Photos: Ariana Mount

Modeling: Nana Te

Art Direction: Yasmin Momeni | Makeup: Maira Candela

The creative inspiration behind this collection of photographs came from the idea of the struggle between man and nature. The back and fourth, push and pull struggle between respecting the earth and its resources, and the desire to impose our own ways of life into the earth. It’s the idea of the dominant force of […]

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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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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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This past weekend marked the official public opening of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario—the only Canadian gallery in this exhibit’s run. Known for her exploration of sexuality and family through her iconic gourds, phalluses, and polka-dots, the Japanese artist carries with her all the trauma of her childhood breathing […]

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