Fashion Industry

The Future Of Fashion In The Here And Now

Aimée Wice | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

If it seems like the fashion world is completely turned upside down right now, that's because it is -- there is debate and divide amongst the industry's leaders regarding how to continue to present and sell collections to both buyers and consumers alike.

Sustainable Fashion Needs A Consumer Revolution

Jenica Chuahiock | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Style
Jenica Chuahiock

Interest in green economies, sustainable products and ethical commitments are undeniably growing. But, while consumer awareness for sustainability is rampant, does the talk translate into action? Have conscious consumers actually changed their buying habits to promote sustainability? Not necessarily, it seems.

Speak Fashion-Ese: The A To Zs Of Fashion Lingo

Dessy Danishwar | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Style
Dessy Danishwar

Ready to sound like a very impressive fashionista? Some fashion terms are good to know for the sake of your own shopping and styling expertise while others, well, just happen to be du jour. Here's your A-to-Zuhair Murad dictionary guide to all things fashion.

The Words That Made Me Embrace My Body Image

Sunday Omony | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style
Sunday Omony

I remember the day my agent told me to lose 2 inches off my hips and that my thighs were getting too big. She suggested that I try yoga to tone down. I was devastated. She didn't see how hard I was trying to be thin. I was dieting and hardly eating just to keep my stick-thin frame. It was then that I decided to give up on modeling because I was ruining my body.

Ad Attacks Fashion Industry In Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Style

An amazing bus shelter ad in Toronto is causing quite the buzz with its important statement. The bright fuchsia ad reads “Shed your weight problem h...

This Woman Risked Death to Go Topless

Shahla Khan Salter | Posted 04.05.2013 | Canada
Shahla Khan Salter

A 19-year-old woman, named Amina Tyler, who lives in Tunisia, was threatened with stoning after she exposed her breasts in a photo she posted online, scribbling the words -- "my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone's honour" -- on her torso in Arabic.

One Mother's (Exhaustive) Search for Gender-Neutral Clothes

Jane Tolmie | Posted 11.25.2011 | Canada Living
Jane Tolmie

In days of shopping I was unable to find attractive colourful unisex clothing for my son in main street/mainstream stores. So may I say three words to the fashion industry: Get over it. It is soul-crushing and mindless to force children to differentiate their sexed bodies in such limited and limiting ways.

The Demystification of Glamour: How Working in Fashion Made Me Love My Body

Gail McInnes | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Gail McInnes

Who would have thought being surrounded by hundreds of beautifully, purportedly perfect human specimens would have made me love my body? My image-obsessed 17-year-old self would never have thought so.