Including the latest specs from Dan Levy’s eyewear brand.
Roots gives The Weeknd a custom jacket to celebrate his return to Toronto
On Friday, The Weeknd returned to Toronto to shut down the North American branch of its After hours till dawn tour with two highly anticipated shows. To welcome him back to his hometown, Roots designed a custom varsity jacket for the “Blinding Lights” artist to keep. While the Roots patch’s embroidery and patches pay homage to The Weeknd, the real artistry is on the inside, as the lining is adorned with artwork inspired by his Dawn FM album.
In this country, the jacket is the outfit — but Freed already knew that
Welcome to Canada, where most of our style is conveyed by coats, because we really have no other choice. But thanks to Winnipeg-based outerwear brand Freed, options are in fact numerous. Their latest offering for Fall 2022 — the genderless Repurposed Collection, available Oct. 1 — focuses on no-waste with a side of spunky silhouettes, fuzzy vegan fabrics and palettes that call for a no-comfort-zone attitude.
Dan Levy’s DL Eyewear launches new styles for fall
Dan Levy is so famous here in Canada that he needs no introduction. But what you might not know is that the TV icon has been wearing glasses since she was eight years old, and they’re synonymous with her look to this point. With years of experience digging into specs, Levy’s eyewear label DL never fails to produce striking styles – and the latest fall offerings are proof of that. From shades of shimmery pink (as seen on Levy in the image above) to glasses with minimal metallic frames (they scream the class is in session), DL has something for everyone.
Jeanne Beker is honored for all of her work
Last Wednesday, the first Women Empowerment Awards took place at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. Organized to celebrate the diverse achievements of women involved in business, leadership and community service in Canada, the ceremony honored Jeanne Beker, fashion icon and award-winning journalist for her lifetime achievement. It was a just recognition indeed; The ever shrewd Beker has empowered and supported women as agents of change throughout her decades-long career, and we have a feeling she won’t be slowing down anytime soon.
Bridal by Eloquii launches with a dream wedding wardrobe in sizes 14 to 28
Fashion label Eloquii, experts in style and fit for sizes 14 to 28, has just launched a bridal mainstay dubbed Bridal by Eloquii. Wrapped in dreamy whites and romantic pastels, gowns, slip dresses, jumpsuits and separates are suitable for any bridal celebration – from wedding day to engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and beyond. . Plus, you can applaud the brand’s premium design approach, while sticking to an accessible price tag of $900 or less.
Get ready for new sportswear – or whatever they’re called in 2022
Sportswear does not necessarily mean that you are going to do sporty things. The concepts of performance and lifestyle have merged into each other, leaving behind fewer rules than before. You can put on a stylish ensemble for grocery shopping, or a trusty zipper for a casual WFH Friday day. Case in point: Athletica’s latest collection kicks off the fall season with an eight-piece capsule that guides customers through every step of their day. And thanks to the “Athleta Look”, the eight-piece collection can really create twenty different outfits.
Gigi Hadid Creates Farm-Inspired Workwear
Guest in Residence, model Gigi Hadid’s knitwear brand, is launching a workwear collection lovingly inspired by her lifestyle. “Work clothes have played a role in the different areas of my life. Whether it’s getting things done around the farm or hustling during Fashion Week,” she notes in the brand’s statement. “This collection combines all my worlds: it’s comfortable enough to travel, chic enough to wear to meetings and durable enough to still wear on the farm.”
Twelve Canadian designers unveil their vision for a cancer-free future
Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cashmere Collection held its 19th annual fundraiser. Kicking off last Thursday with a fashion show titled Celestial Awakening: A Celebration of Strength, Hope and Compassion, a full audience gathered to see a parade of looks designed by 12 Canadian designers, using nothing but leaves softness of the new Cashmere UltraLuxe toilet paper. To show their support for the cause, Canadians are invited to vote for their favorite creation by Vote Couture for the Cure, which will raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.