How Natasha Roberts Builds Community Through Her Toronto Vintage Store

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Instagram/@spacevintagexo. “It’s about growing with people, and living life with them.” By Odessa Paloma Parker Date July 3, 2020 It’s very satisfying to see something come full circle. And no one knows that better than Natasha Roberts, owner of the charming Toronto boutique, Space Vintage. Roberts comes by her retail […]

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Daniel Martin, Tatcha’s New Global Director of Artistry and Education, Reveals His Go-to Products

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Tatcha The man behind Meghan Markle’s luminous wedding makeup gives us a peek inside his kit. By Natasha Bruno Date July 2, 2020 From assisting makeup icon Pat McGrath to Italian Vogue’s historic 2008 all-Black issue to now regularly beautifying the face of long-time client, friend and royal, Meghan Markle, […]

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A Vancouver-based Street Style Photographer is Selling Prints to Benefit The Loveland Foundation

Fashion magazine Photography courtesy of Sabrina Fenster/StreetScout 100% of the proceeds from Canadian street style photographer Sabrina Fenster’s photos will be given to the organization founded by activist Rachel Cargle. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date July 2, 2020 There are many different ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement through advocacy and financial investment. […]

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Exclusive: Chanel Unveils Top Model-Studded Campaign for New Métiers d’art Collection

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Chanel/Melodie McDaniel The brand says the collection “is a celebration of the history and the codes of the House of Chanel.” By Maddison Glendinning Date July 1, 2020 Today, Chanel is unveiling its spectacular new campaign for its 2020 Métiers d’art collection, featuring an impressive roster of some of the […]

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Exclusive: Teyana Taylor Talks New MAC Cosmetics Collab, Power Beauty and her Most-Loved ’90s Makeup Memories

Fashion magazine Earlier today, singer-dancer-model Teyana Taylor announced on Instagram that she’s partnered with MAC Cosmetics to launch her very own makeup collection filled with oh-so-’90s flavour. “I’ll always be a ’90s girl at heart!!! I’m so excited to finally share my @maccosmetics collection with you guys!” the 29-year-old R&B artist, who dropped her third […]

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Jenny Bird Launches the Everyday Hero Pin in Support of YWCA Canada

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Jenny Bird The pin features “two hands lifting up a rainbow, to signify optimism unity and love.” By Maddison Glendinning Date June 30, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people across the globe, brands are continuing their efforts to provide support to relief initiatives wherever possible. This week, […]

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The Weeknd Just Made a Donation to the Scarborough Health Network’s COVID-19 Fund

Fashion magazine Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic “I was raised in Scarborough and felt it was important to give back to the community that raised me during the hard times of this pandemic.” By Pahull Bains Date June 29, 2020 Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has donated $500,000 CAD […]

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How Streetwear Brand Mobilize is Encouraging an Indigenous Movement Through Design

Fashion magazine “When you get people to be uncomfortable, they’ll grow.” By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 25, 2020 “Waskawêwin is the Cree word for movement,” says Dusty LeGrande, founder of the Edmonton-based streetwear brand Mobilize. Fitting, then, that it’s a name given to a collection of pieces created under the label. But, as he […]

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Michael Kors Releases Special Edition Tee to Support COVID-19 Relief

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Michael Kors The shirt is part of the designer’s ongoing #WatchHungerStop campaign. By Maddison Glendinning Date June 25, 2020 Michael Kors has unveiled a new design for his ‘Love’ T-shirt in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, specifically those being undertaken by the World Food Programme (WFP). All profits from the […]

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Global Citizen’s Global Goal Concert is Shining a Light On COVID-19’s Impact

Fashion magazine Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic The special event, hosted by Dwayne Johnson, is being streamed around the world on June 27. By Pahull Bains Date June 25, 2020 After the #TogetherAtHome fundraising event in April, Global Citizen is back with another virtual concert—Global Goal—to raise awareness about the impact COVID-19 has had on marginalized communities […]

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How Montreal’s Laugh By Lafaille is Pushing the Boundaries of Upcycling

Fashion magazine Photography by Samuel Fournier. The upcycling-focused brand evolves aspects of tailoring for Fall 2020. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 24, 2020 “I don’t like fashion when it takes itself too seriously,” says Benjamin Lafaille, designer and founder of the upcycling-focused brand, Laugh By Lafaille. Since launching several seasons ago, the ungendered label […]

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Loewe Unveils New Collection for Pride Month Dedicated to Legendary Drag Queen, Divine

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Loewe “I think it is a timely initiative, in that it is a celebration of creative freedom and challenging the world order.” By Maddison Glendinning Date June 24, 2020 Although Pride month looks a little different this year, brands are still releasing collections to mark the occasion in style. Now, […]

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Here’s How Apple’s iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Will Change the Way You Sleep, Exercise, Text and More

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Apple The new developments were announced at the tech giant’s annual WWDC event which was held virtually over the past two days. By FASHION Staff Date June 23, 2020 Each year, Apple holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. However, given that COVID-19 restrictions […]

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My Story: Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs on Queer Indigenous Representation in the Entertainment Industry

Fashion magazine Photo by DW Waterson. Design by Danielle Campbell. Welcome to My Story, a weekly series dedicated to creatives of colour and their paths to success. By championing these diverse stories and backgrounds, we hope that our cultural conversations will expand and that respect for our differences will flourish. By Pahull Bains Date June […]

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Pine Needle Pants? Cactus Coat? Discover the Innovative Textiles That Could Forever Change How We Dress

Fashion magazine Moscall-Varey’s textile innovation has a wide variety of environmental implications—including its biodegradability—and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time. According to a recent report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, there were 53 million tonnes of fibre produced for clothing in 2015 and the equivalent of one garbage truck full of finished […]

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Canadian Brands Fellow Earthlings and Maggie Jayne Have Collaborated on These Handmade Sunglasses

Fashion magazine Groundbreaking or not, florals have an appeal that none of us seem to be able to shake. No wonder, then, that the power of flowers brought together two East Coast brands — Maggie Jayne from Halifax and Fellow Earthlings from Guernsey Cove, PEI — for a made-in-Canada design connection. The creatives behind the […]

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Antoni Porowski Talks Food, Fashion and Finding Simplicity During Quarantine

Fashion magazine Photography by Ashlee Huff. Jumpsuit, price upon request, Dior Men. For Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, the recipe for happiness includes equal measures of ease and adventure. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 22, 2020 Please note this interview with Antoni Porowski for FASHION Canada took place prior to the historic events and peaceful […]

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Here’s How Vintage Handkerchiefs and Princess Diana Inspired Tory Burch’s New Collection

Fashion magazine photography via imaxtree “Diana certainly was a style icon, but we were more interested in her character. She had immeasurable strength and resilience.” By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 22, 2020 Two British icons—rambling gardens and Princess Diana—led to the intricate pieces designed by Tory Burch for Summer 2020. Further inspired by her […]

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From Natural Perfume to Refillable Packaging, Here’s How Fragrances are Becoming Eco-Conscious

Fashion magazine Collage by Danielle campbell. Photography: Backstage via imaxtree; leaves, sand, orange peel and bottle via istock Thanks to a push from eco-conscious consumers, forward-thinking fragrance brands are exploring sustainable alternatives to the norm. By Nathalie Atkinson Date June 22, 2020 When Mugler created a new olfactive family with the debut of the gourmand […]

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Gender-Neutral Brand L’Uomo Strano is Kicking Off Fashion Art Toronto’s Virtual Runway Show

Fashion magazine Image courtesy L’Uomo Strano The summer runway series begins on June 22 with Mic Carter, the genderqueer designer behind Toronto’s gender-nonconforming brand L’Uomo Strano. By Pahull Bains Date June 19, 2020 2020 marks the 15-year anniversary of Fashion Art Toronto, the city’s largest annual multi-arts fashion festival, which draws thousands of guests every […]

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Quebec-based Brand Noemiah Has Launched a Video to Celebrate Its New Collection

Fashion magazine Photography by Naomie Tremblay. Directed by Richmond Lam, the short piece celebrates nature and friendship. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 19, 2020 Set in the idyllic forest where her Laurentian-area home is situated, designer Noemie Vaillancourt’s brand Noemiah posted a Richmond Lam-directed video this week to showcase her new pieces under the […]

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Farfetch Launches New Fashion Footprint Calculator

Fashion magazine Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images By Maddison Glendinning Date June 18, 2020 E-commerce giant Farfetch has announced the launch of a new online sustainability calculator designed to help consumers gain a better understanding of the environmental impact of their purchases. The fashion footprint tool outlines the impact of specific materials used within a […]

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A New Online Mental Health Platform is Encouraging Canadians to #TakeThatStep

Fashion magazine Image courtesy Wellness Together Canada As part of Wellness Together’s #TakeThatStep initiative, these Vans limited-edition shoes are being distributed to public figures across Canada to share their own stories about mental health and inspire others. By Pahull Bains Date June 18, 2020 Wellness Together Canada, a new online platform offering free and immediate […]

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This Film Festival Spotlighting Female, Non-Binary, and BIPOC Artists is Going Virtual

Fashion magazine Image via Breakthroughs Film Festival Tackling issues from gender identity and motherhood to race and body image, Breakthroughs’ 2020 slate is screening online from June 25 to 28. By Pahull Bains Date June 17, 2020 Breakthroughs Film Festival, the only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films directed by emerging women and […]

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My Story: Creative Director Josef Adamu on the Power of Telling Untold Narratives

Fashion magazine Images courtesy of Josef Adamu. Design by Danielle Campbelle. Welcome to My Story, our new weekly series dedicated to creatives of colour and their paths to success. By championing these diverse stories and backgrounds, we hope that our understanding of the cultural conversations around beauty and fashion will expand and that respect for […]

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Meet Stephanie Benedetto, the Woman on a Mission to Save Fabric From Landfills

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Cartier By Maddison Glendinning Date June 16, 2020 Today, Cartier has unveiled the seven winners of the Cartier Women’s Initiative 2020. Chosen from 1,200 applicants from 159 countries, the seven winners will receive a $100,000 investment from Cartier into their business – with sectors ranging from healthcare to education, manufacturing […]

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All The Brands You Can Shop in the FASHION x CAFA Wear Canada Proud Online Shopping Event

Fashion magazine Images courtesy of heirloom hats, Andrew Coimbra, beaufille, Eliza Faulkner and hip and bone. By Maddison Glendinning Date June 14, 2020 This week, FASHION and CAFA are teaming up to present the Wear Canada Proud Online Shopping Event, a 48-hour sale in support of Canadian designers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Featuring […]

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Black Activists and Influencers Are Taking Over White Celebs’ Instagram Accounts Today

Fashion magazine Image by Arianna Janelle/Share the Mic Now 50 Black activists, authors, entrepreneurs and artists are taking over the Instagram accounts of white celebrities as part of the #ShareTheMicNow movement. By Pahull Bains Date June 10, 2020 Today, 50 Black female activists, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs are taking over the Instagram handles of white […]

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My Story: Brand Founder Témi Shobowale on Beauty Standards, Authenticity and the Power of Diversity Behind the Scenes

Fashion magazine Image courtesy of Témi Shobowale. Design by Danielle Campbell Welcome to My Story, our new weekly series dedicated to creatives of colour and their paths to success. By championing these diverse stories and backgrounds, we hope that our understanding of the cultural conversations around beauty and fashion will expand and that respect for […]

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Footwear Entrepreneur George Sully is Creating an Index of Black Canadian Designers

Fashion magazine Photography courtesy of Instagram/@houseofhayla “Canadians are speaking up like never before and most importantly owning up to the fact that systemic racism is here and deeply rooted,” he says. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 9, 2020 Yesterday it was announced that Toronto-based fashion entrepreneur and footwear designer George Sully is developing a […]

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How This Montreal-based Footwear and Accessory Brand is Changing How You Shop For Shoes

Fashion magazine Photography courtesy of Instagram/@maguireboutique Meet Maguire, which recently opened a Toronto boutique (and yes, it’s open) By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 8, 2020 When sisters Myriam and Romy Maguire launched their namesake footwear and accessory label just a few years ago, it was spurred on by an understanding of how the footwear […]

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Meet Summer Ruddock-Ellis, the Toronto-Based Creative Who Wants You to Embrace Second-Hand Shopping

Fashion magazine Photography by Justin Aranha. “It’s time for a call to action,” says the innovator at two community-focused platforms. By Odessa Paloma Parker Date June 5, 2020 “I’m a creative problem solver,” says Summer Ruddock-Ellis, the Toronto-based founder of second-hand retail and editorial platform Pseudonym and partner in 4ye, the entertainment-meets-fashion hub with a […]

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The New #PullUpOrShutUp Campaign is Asking Beauty Brands to Do More Than Donate

Fashion magazine Photograph courtesy of Instagram/@Pullupforchange The campaign is calling on brands to tell consumers how many Black executives they have employed. By Maddison Glendinning Date June 4, 2020 A new campaign is making waves on social media – and with good reason. #PullUpOrShutUp is the brainchild of Uoma Beauty founder, Sharon Chuter, and its […]

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Meghan Markle Shares Powerful Graduation Speech: “When The Foundation is Broken, So Are We.”

Fashion magazine The Duchess of Sussex spoke to the graduating class of 2020. By Maddison Glendinning Date June 4, 2020 Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, shared an emotional video message to the graduating class at her former high school overnight, addressing the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and more and the issue of […]

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14 Canadian Organizations to Donate to in the Fight Against Anti-Black Racism

Fashion magazine image via istock Here’s one way you can help fight anti-Black racism in Canada. By Pahull Bains Date June 3, 2020 Systemic and institutionalized racism is a very real problem here in Canada. Aside from educating yourself on anti-Black racism, supporting Black-owned businesses, attending protests and speaking out about injustice, donating to worthy […]

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