Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Sarah Sears considers jewelry design her first love. Her journey began in 2008 during a trip to South East Asia to teach English. During her time in Chiang Mai, she enrolled in an introductory jewelry making course at the Nova Art Lab. Shortly after, she returned to Canada, ready to attend art school with a mission to master the art of metalsmithing. Sarah graduated in 2013 from NSCAD University with a major in Jewelry Design/Metalsmithing. Continue reading EMERGING FASHION FRIDAYS | SARAH SEARS JEWELLERY
If you are a follower of Canadian fashion, the name Matthew Gallagher should certainly ring a bell. The bourgeoning designer is having a defining year – he was among the nominees for the CAFA 2015 Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent and is currently up for the prestigious TFI New Labels prize.
Gallagher has also dressed the likes of actress Elisha Cuthbert, who wore Maison MG to The Golden Globes fêtes earlier this year. Armed with Milanese training, an innovative approach to design and a personable manner, it is easy to see why Canada’s fashion community is beginning to take note of this fresh talent.
We stopped by Matthew Gallagher’s studio to talk about his flourishing career and to hear his take on the challenges of being a contemporary emerging designer in Canada. Continue reading In the Spotlight | Matthew Gallagher