Netflix taps Balmain for a limited edition Stranger Things collection
Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing recently hit pause on his French femme designs to capture the bold spirit of 1980s Americana in honour of the Netflix series Stranger Things. In the Balmain x Stranger Things limited-edition collection, clothing and accessories exude the bright and effervescent style codes of the time period — think flashy music videos, mall rats and a whole lot of jazzercise — all with Balmain’s expert tailoring. And as odd as this pairing may seem, it stems from authenticity. Rousteing is a true fan of the fantasy horror blockbuster (apparently he binges each new season as soon as Netflix releases them) and has always been mesmerized by the essence of the decade it takes place in. For anyone who can relate, the fashionable memorabilia becomes available on November 6.
By The Namesake opens its first store in Toronto
By The Namesake is putting retail roots down in Toronto. In a cozy shop in the city’s Parkdale neighbourhood, the brand will display an array of small leather goods, off-the-rack jackets and ready-to-wear silk sets. The highlight is undoubtedly the custom goods that can be dreamed up in the store’s leather studio.
Nobis wants everyone to stay warm this winter
Far too many people are living below the poverty line, and with extreme winters in countries like Canada, weather can be a threat to survival. Which is why luxury Canadian outerwear brand Nobis has brought back its #NoColdShoulder campaign. The worldwide initiative collects gently worn jackets and distributes them to vulnerable community members across the globe, with a goal of providing coats to 15,000 people. Anyone looking to participate can drop off outerwear at the Nobis flagship in Toronto or at Sporting Life locations. Alternatively, prepaid shipping labels and mail-in donation bags can be requested online at nobis.com.
Andrea Pascual’s latest drop is an homage to the designer’s Toronto-Filipino roots
Andrea Pascual’s eponymous label has launched its very first unisex collection, which pays homage to her Filipino heritage and family. Titled From Time, the fall 2022 capsule is a tribute to the past, nodding to Pascual’s humble upbringing and the diverse Toronto communities she grew up in. The assortment includes patterned silk scarves and varsity bombers with the words “Kiss Teeth” emblazoned on the back.
Simons launches in-house designs
This week, fashion retailer Simons launched its first collection, Édito by Simons, designed in-house. Using minimalism as its foundation and keeping sustainability top of mind, the collection of elevated essentials is made from carefully selected, high-quality materials.
Vegan outerwear brand Wuxly launches an adaptive parka
With a focus on sustainability and quality, Canadian outerwear brand Wuxly has collaborated with Koolway Sports to address the need for stylish, weather-appropriate outerwear for those with physical disabilities. The result is the brand’s very first adaptive parka, made especially for wheelchair users. It features a half-back option that eliminates excess fabric behind the body, a sleeve zipper from the cuff to the bottom of the side seams, a removable hood, reflective tape and optional medical tube openings. Equipped to withstand -15C to -25C degree weather, the wearer will be set for their favourite winter outings.
Platinum, gold and diamonds decorate Tiffany & Co.’s latest line
Tiffany & Co.’s newest release is the Tiffany Edge Collection. It reimagines diamond jewellery through a contemporary lens, featuring platinum pieces with 18 karat gold accents and multiple rows of brilliant round diamonds. The fleet of pendants, earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets are available now, just in time to add some sparkle to the holiday season.
Cape de Coeur introduces two new styles
What sets Vancouver-based brand Cape de Coeur apart is its elevated take on weather-shielding capes. Crafted in the brand’s proprietary wind, rain and snow-proof CoeurTex fabric, you’ll be protected from the elements while looking chic. New to their core lineup is The Classicist, a style that nods to the classic trench coat with its effortlessly cool collar and waist belt, and The Messenger, the brand’s first-ever menswear piece designed to look both timeless and commanding.
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