Canadian Fashion

6 Stunning Red Carpet Looks From Canadian Designers

Tia Duffy | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Style
Tia Duffy

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Escape the Runway Event which celebrated Canadian Fashion in all its glory show casting collections from award winning and notable designers from across the country.

This Toronto Company Knows Naked Isn't Just One Colour

The Huffington Post Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Style

"We're all beautiful in our own way, in our own skin tone, colour, whatever that is."

Justin Trudeau Wasn't The Only Best-Dressed Canadian This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Style

Canada's got plenty of style stars.

These Dress Shoes Are Actually Sneakers In Disguise

Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Style
Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski

About two weeks ago, Canadian footwear designer Patrick Cornish reached out to me to tell me about his latest endeavour: sneakers disguised as dress shoes. Yes, read that one again. Sneakers disguised as dress shoes. What are these, superhero shoes?

Canadian Fashion Is Not To Be Underestimated

RevampCanFashion | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Style

The silence surrounding this sector forces Canadians to assume that great design talent does not exist here when, in reality, it bleeds from the minds of creators at every stage of the industry.

Fashion Council Could Help More Canadian Designers Go Global

RevampCanFashion | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Style

A fashion council is a governing body that helps keep some of the world's major major fashion cities relevant from year to year. Canada is indeed lacking this major missing link that would unify all fashion cities in the country from coast to coast.

The Fight To Make Canadian Fashion Matter

RevampCanFashion | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Style

Clothing is power. Your carefully selected (or mindlessly thrown on) ensemble goes hand in hand with the industries that provide them. Industries that, in many countries around the world, are supported by the governments above them. Canadian designers need to be backed by a council that will promote the industry as an art form worth fighting for.

Canadian Fashion Industry Needs Unity To Thrive

RevampCanFashion | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Style

One of the main issues that the Canadian fashion industry has is division. The industry lacks unifying support between all major fashion cities in Canada. All cities must come together and within each city to have unity and support within ourselves. The industry is in need of something that breaks the vicious cycle of division and unites us all.

These Canadian Fashion Retailers Are Winning At Online Shopping

VULKAN Magazine | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Style
VULKAN Magazine

If technology has become the greatest driving force behind how we consume fashion, these e-commerce brands are, without a doubt, in the driver's seat. With their commitment to free and fast shipping, flexible return policies, and a superior online experience, these Canadian companies are winning the virtual shopping game!

Canada Needs A Fashion Council To Save The Industry

Naira Fragoso da Costa | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Style
Naira Fragoso da Costa

In 2013, Montreal said goodbye to its fashion week. In 2014, Ottawa did the same, and now a little over a month ago, Toronto has officially followed suit. How much longer are we going to wait for Vancouver to shut down their respective fashion week? But more importantly, how much longer are we going to allow our Canadian fashion industry to continue collapsing?

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Does No Wrong Accepting Designer Gifts

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 07.27.2016 | Canada Style
Nicholas Mizera

A citizen's advocacy group has recently called Sophie Grégoire Trudeau out for accepting gifts and loans of clothing from Canadian fashion labels, deeming her "for sale" for daring to wear support for our country's industry on her sleeve. I can see how gifts and loans can make for some bad optics, even if the role of prime minister's wife has little real political oomph behind it. However, in a world where few powerful individuals direct their influence toward social good like Grégoire Trudeau does, Democracy Watch's threadbare argument seems to be more about populist-pleasing celebrity shaming than hypothetical conflicts of interests.

Walk A (Milton) Mile In An Entrepreneur's Shoes

Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Style
Stephen-Thomas Maciejowski

The footwear is very high quality featuring Goodyear welting, allowing for the soles to be removed and replaced over the years, while also being incredibly weather resistant. The whole grain leathers are soft and supple. The interior lining is green, the colour of balance, harmony and (let's face it) money, which makes sense given that each style is inspired by an entrepreneur Milton and Brigitte admire.

No One Seems Surprised By The Death Of Toronto Fashion Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Style

"Fashion in Canada is on life support."

Government Support Could Have Saved Toronto Fashion Week

Ashlee Froese | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Style
Ashlee Froese

I speculate that Toronto Fashion Week was unable to secure a key sponsor, which significantly impacted its operating budget. It is a shame that it was unable to secure a new sponsor. Perhaps an alternative sponsor opportunity may come to fruition. Unfortunately, there is another type of funding that is not available.

The Stylish, Yet Wearable Collection You Didn't See On The Runway This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada Style

Introducing Canadian label Atelier Guarin's fall/winter 2016 collection.

NSCAD's Epoch Celebrates The Bright Future Of Canadian Fashion

Mo Handahu | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Style
Mo Handahu

With the fickle nature of the Canadian fashion industry, and headline after headline about the demise of popular retailers, it's even more important to focus on fashion and design students. Through them, we may find fresh ideas to help make the industry more sustainable.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Wows In All-Canadian Ensemble At The CAFA

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Style

Actress Kim Cattrall even cracked an oh-so-Canadian joke introducing the country's "First Lady."

Toronto Fashion Week Isn't World-Class - But It Can Be

Anthony O'Dell | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Style
Anthony O'Dell

Traditionally a fashion show is supposed to be for buyers to place orders and for editors to narrow down the countless number of runway looks into X key trends for the season. Neither of those things occur at Toronto Fashion Week anymore. In order to maximize the potential of this event, changes need to be made.

How To Turn Your Creative Side Hustle Into A Full-Time Job

Kaelen Haworth | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Kaelen Haworth

At this point I will join my voice with the millions of health, wellness and fashion masses and proclaim that 2016 is the year for change. It is the year for you to do something for yourself and take a stab at doing what you love. Here is what I wish I had known in the beginning.

5 Style Tips From Canadian Band Young Empires

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Style

A jean jacket is a staple for a musician.

10 Canadian Fashion Retailers We Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Style

Making our country proud!

Jeanne Beker Is Making Her TV Comeback!

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.12.2015 | Canada Style

Jeanne Beker is coming back to a TV screen near you! The Canadian fashion icon's new Shopping Channel show, "Style Matters With Jeanne Beker," is ...

Canadian Accessories Designers You Should Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Style

If you've ever put on a necklace, hat, purse or scarf and thought, "This completely transforms my outfit," you've probably learned to appreciate the p...

Top Moments From The Canadian Arts And Fashion Awards

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 02.02.2015 | Canada Style

Someone described this past Saturday night to me as the "Super Bowl of Canadian fashion" and I couldn’t agree more. The evening in question? The Can...

Why's it So Hard for Fashion Designers to Thrive in Canada?

Greg Hewitt | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Style
Greg Hewitt

You don't have to be a hawk-eyed fashion photographer to spot that Canadians have a love of home-grown fashion style. So why are so many talented Canadian designers not able to grow beyond small business status, or worse, eventually close up shop?