Winter is the time of year when the quality of your clothes matters most. No longer can you shrug at a cheaply-made polyester shirt, or be contented with an acrylic-blend knit. These fabrics tend to be less durable then their higher-end counterparts, can produce annoying amounts of pilling and static cling, and most importantly, are pretty terrible at keeping you insulated on those below-zero nights.
With the holidays nigh, Jeanne selects her eight favourite parkas that are perfect for the stylish, urban gentleman.
Most heterosexual women (and certain discerning gentlemen) have, at some point during their dating and romancing years, probably felt the desire to dress their boyfriends/life partners up like a doll. If not, you are obviously lying to yourselves, or are just blessed with a sartorially-gifted significant other who knows the difference between wingtips and oxfords.
It’s no secret that leather is fashion’s fabric du jour. Sadly, for all you PETA supporters out there, no longer is it relegated to the respectable but extremely limited corners of fashion, the accessories market. For the past few seasons, leather was seen in everything from vests to baseball caps, pleated skirts to track pants, even T-shirts made from pristine, laser-cut leather showed up on the runways (and in your local Zara).
A limited-time pop-up shop debuts on the Ossington strip (where else?) next week combing the curated goods from two of Toronto's fashion boutique frontrunners. AWOL Gallery, a pioneer on the Queen West Gallery District scene since its establishment in 1999, will be playing host to the affair, housing collections from LAB Consignment and RAC Boutique, which will range in styles from elegant to eclectic.
It is all about compromise and dual purpose when it comes to designing a space for couples.
Because we just can't get enough of varsity jackets and plaid, two of this season's biggest trends in both womenswear and menswear, this week's featured garment combines both.
Jeanne Beker selects her favourite ankle boots that are sure to carry you (stylishly) through fall to early winter
Opening this past summer on the Ossington strip, Pop Up 120 is "a rotating pop up shop concept that features a unique, dynamic brand, event or exhibition each season". Conceived by the wholesale distribution company, AgencyOne, the pop up shop strives to act as a mouthpiece for emerging brands, promoting brand awareness to the Toronto community at large.
Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week is officially over but the ideas still linger on. Herewith, our top Spring/Summer 2014 collections from last week’s parade of fashion.