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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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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S.P. Badu Channels Feminist Streetwear at TFW x RE/SET 003

By: Victoria Zander

Photos: Alex Anisman

Spencer Badu aims to break boundaries and challenge the norm. His millennial streetwear brand S.P. Badu is known for creating progressive staple pieces for anyone to wear. The question of gender and gender expression has become a major conversation within our generation. More and more during this conversation fashion has been blurring the lines around […]

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Andrew Coimbra x UnCuffed Play with Power at TFW x RE/SET 003

By: Victoria Zander

Photos: Alex Anisman

Toronto based luxury streetwear paired with Toronto made ethically sourced leather? Sounds like a match made in heaven! Andrew Coimbra of the eponymous label and UnCuffed designer Olga Barsky teamed up this season at Toronto Fashion Week’s RE/SET 003 in an incredible studio presentation. The collaborative effort styled the two current collections together to create […]

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Canadian Fashion Needs a Revolution, Here’s Why

By: Emily Bartosiewicz

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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Another great one is in the books for Canadian fashion brand HendrixRoe. In the brand’s second Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TWFW) show, designer Jordan Erin McKay, aka Jem, brought more rock and roll flare to the runway with some 70s vibes thrown in for good measure. The brand has grown in popularity over the last […]

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Every season, the fashion industry and their epicentres manage to thrill spectators with beautiful fashion shows and clothing designed to knock our socks off. New York, London, Paris and Milan have all successfully gained recognition for hosting the top four fashion weeks in the world (Helmer, 2017), a reputation which is not easy to obtain. […]

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Toronto-based brand Kollar Clothing presented it’s Spring Summer 2018 collection during TOM* fashion week this past September. The men’s streetwear brand is known for it’s casual, simplistic style, and high attention to fit and detail; and this season was true to kind. Similar to past Kollar collections, wardrobe staples like long tees, hoodies, and light […]

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