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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The ready-to-wear shows of New York Fashion Week for fall 2018 are in full swing and the world is sceptically watching. While some designers chose to stick to traditional silhouettes with modest details, and impeccable craftsmanship along the traditional lines of tailoring, others preferred to make a statement at what some might call ostentatious and […]

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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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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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Out with the old, in with the… recycled? Normally I would be the first to attribute laziness or burnout to designers who present collections that feel recycled from the archives, when I know they typically produce ever-changing and always innovative designs. But the situation witnessed on the Paris Haute Couture runways this week demands a […]

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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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In our latest instalment in the Industry Profile, we went backstage at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOM*) S/S’18 to get the scoop on Finezza designer Ivan Lehec’s take on inspiration, industry trends and the challenges designers face. Something we encountered frequently throughout TOM* and its sister event TWFW (Toronto Women’s Fashion Week) was a lack […]

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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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Runways took off this September for Spring Summer 2018 in New York, Paris, London and Milan. In each week eccentricity was a theme, while elegance has endured. In New York the overarching narrative was brightness and optimism (or at the very least an attempt at it) evidenced by a bevy of saturated hues. In London […]

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