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Feature: Africa Blooms Globally Expands The Pride Of African Design

Beautiful designs from Africa Blooms

  Young Nigerian Business Woman Brings ‘Made in Africa’ Fashion to the World. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada “If it is sink or swim in the fashion world,” writes Fatoumata Ba, “then online and mobile are your life vests in Africa.” It’s a sentiment that might appeal to young Nigerian entrepreneur Blooming Soyinka,...

Protest on the Ramp: South African Designer Isabelle Lotter Joins #FeesMustFall Movement

Students protest over planned increases in tuition fees in Stellenbosch (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mike Hutchings)

  By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada Isabelle Lotter of SIESisabelle echoed the cris de coeur from South African students at South Africa Fashion Week.  To the acclaim of the crowd – which ‘stood and erupted in cheers’– at her Johannesburg show, the South African designer joined her voice to the student struggle for lower...

Melissa Nepton Spring/Summer 2015 at World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

Melissa Nepton Spring Summer 2015 World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto

  Bright & Beautiful. By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Photos courtesy of George Pimentel   It was raining for the most part of fashion week but inside the tents on day two Melissa Nepton’s S/S collection was refreshing. There was something organic with Nepton’s collection, sporty pieces do not have to fussy,...

On the streets of…Rome, Italy

Diana Allegra Wendy

    Rome Street Style: Exposed !   By: Danielle Taheny Rome, Italy   I wrinkle my nose, at the tickle of a soft fur stole, elegantly draped across the shoulders, of the heavily perfumed lady, I am jammed into. Any closer and we could be mistaken for Siamese Twins. Sharing our airspace is a tall,...

Feature: Tothem at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Tothem at Toronto Men's Fashion Week Toronto Canada

  Graphic Arts.    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Tothem (International)  Tothem’s mantra of neo-exhibitionist style showcased a cohesive S/S 15 collection of techno tribe inspired scale printed shirts, jersey sweatshirts, bomber jackets and lounge gear.                 Photography courtesy of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week  *Tessa Johnson is...

Feature: Christian L’Enfant Roi at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

Christian L'Enfant Roi at Toronto Men's Fashion Week

  En Garde!    By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada     The juxtaposition between art and fashion were well played by Montreal designer Christian L’Enfant Roi’s, exploration into the art of fencing.  L’Enfant Roi’s S/S 15 collection was one of the strongest men’s collections shown during fashion week and featured a muted palette of buttercream,...

Feature: Just Ta by Alan Ta at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

JUST TA DESIGNS BY ALAN TA AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

      Prints Please!  By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Just Ta by Alan Ta When entrepreneur and top model Paul Mason opens your show oozing John Slattery a la Mad Men, crisp cool and sophisticated the show is off to a great start. Just Ta’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection of floral and paisley printed...

Feature: Worth by David C. Wigley at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

WORTH BY DAVID C. WIGLEY AT TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Digi-couture. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   Digital prints was the predominate theme for David C. Wigley’s Worth S/S 2015 collection at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, key favourites where an edgy floral print varsity bomber, bee cluster printed white blazer and monochromatic cropped sweatshirts.                ...

Feature: Christopher Bates at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

CHRISTOPHER BATES TORONTO MEN'S FASHION WEEK

  Sexy Sophisticate. By: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Christopher Bates closed the first night of Toronto Men’s Fashion Week with a stylish flourish.  His offerings included beautifully cut, masterful threads in camel, khaki, and navy tones, with occasional playful touches (lipstick on the collar, anyone?).  Our fave: pixelated camouflage textiles, for the...

Feature: Benji at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week

BENJI WSW TORONTO MENS FASHION WEEK 2014

Pleasure & Pain. by: Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé Toronto, Canada   Benji  explored pain and pleasure at the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week to cries of “Baby, do you want to see me cry?” etched across the chests and backs of shirts and sweatshirts, bloody tears running from sad eyes.  But it...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Designer Award Finalist: Andrew Coimbra

Andrew Coimbra

  National Pride. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Joao Paulo Guedes

Joao's inspiration for his Fall/Winter 2014 collection

  Eastern Promises.   By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent,...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Rani Kim

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Rani Kim's sources of inspiration

Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist Rani Kim’s sources of inspiration   Bold Strokes.   By Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Designer Award Finalist: Patrick Salonga

Emerging Menswear Designer Award finalist patrick salonga previous collection

  The Conquerer. By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian talent, TOM*...

Feature: Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging Menswear Design Award Finalist: Som Kong

Being inspired in studio

  Shining Stars By: Tessa Johnson Toronto, Canada   *As part of our ongoing focus on unique global perspectives, we are thrilled to be the Digital Media Sponsor for TOM* (the first annual Toronto Men’s Fashion Week) — the 8th one in the world. In that spirit of celebrating emerging Canadian...