The 81lb Challenge
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The 81lb Challenge

The 81lb Challenge presented by Value Village is a fashion collection created from a year’s worth of discarded clothing. “The average North American discards 81 pounds of textiles per year, ranking fashion as the second most-polluting industry next only to oil,” shared Myriam Laroche, founder and president of Eco Fashion Week. For this year’s event,...

Dark Nights
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Dark Nights

There are a few key trends that just never really go out of style, namely minimal silhouettes, leather, sheer-paneling and a statement accessory. Essentials for a woman of mystery and intrigue. Photographer – Roberutsu Stylist – Felicia Brianna Models – Maya Sandiford   

Saint Laurent F/W 2017 Campaign Film
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Saint Laurent F/W 2017 Campaign Film

Saint Laurent taps director Nathalie Canguilhem to shoot the brand’s latest grungy campaign film to showcase its latest gritty, city-slick winter ready-to-wear collection. There is a notable 80’s flavour with shoulder-padded silhouettes, huge sleeves, and notes of understated utilitarianism. The final looks evoke stylish, yet carefree, party scenes. Watch the film below.  

Style Remastered: The Rise of Eco Fashion
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Style Remastered: The Rise of Eco Fashion

The DIY, thrifting, and up-cycling movement that is pervasive in emergent creative culture has inevitably contributed to the slow-but-sure growth of the Eco Fashion movement. In commercial industries, these practices would be described in such terms as ‘research and development’ and ‘iterative design’. Yet regardless of how street culture and commercial culture labels this practice,...

All Red. All Givenchy.
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All Red. All Givenchy.

For the fall-winter 2017 collection, the Givenchy studio has decided to revisit its legacy and its DNA. The collection reinterprets the iconic silhouettes of its last twelve years in one color: the Givenchy red. Prints (animal motifs or borrowed from religious iconography), embroideries, lace, materials with a gothic, romantic, couture or streetwear essence: the 27...

Sirens
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Sirens

In Greek mythology, the Sirens are dangerous, enchanting creatures who lulled nearby sailors to shipwreck. As muses of the lower world, their songs led mortals to certain doom. Once lured onto their small islands, mariners never veer from their ill-fated path and are always rigorously disciplined in the pursuit of their raw desires – until they starve to death by...

VV by EB
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VV by EB

Evan Biddell launched his career as the first winner of Project Runway Canada in 2008. This self-taught, eco-minded fashion outlaw has shown eight collections at Toronto Fashion Week, toured through China, and has shown work in New York City. As the designer in residence of the historic Darling Mansion in Toronto’s Queen West district, Biddell...

Q&A: Pretty Porkchops
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Q&A: Pretty Porkchops

Lily Le, a.k.a. Pretty Pork Chops, is an artist and student of life. She is a collector of tattoos and piercings, loves to learn about outer space, and harbours a deep aversion towards oppressive behaviours that are pervasive in cultural norms. After all, that is a core symptom of being an artist – to challenge and question the world as we’ve come to...

Remembering Ren Hang
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Remembering Ren Hang

Sometimes we don’t realize the impact of visual culture until a brilliant artist’s life is cut short. Contemporary photographer and artist, Ren Hang, has passed away at the age of 29. Known for his controversial portrayals of nudity as well as his mastery of composition, Hang developed a unique voice and vision in his work which balanced...

When the World Was Calm
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When the World Was Calm

Winter fades away and reveals a worn landscape waiting for renewal. Not quite cold, not quite warm, but somewhere in between. A seasonal purgatory. Adam Wilder—model, botanist, muse—wears a transitional men’s wardrobe while traversing a landscape in limbo. Photography –  Roberutsu Styling – Alice Chiang Grooming – Amanda Gilkes Model – Adam Wilders (Dusty’s Talent Management)