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Weekly Canadian fashion news from around the web.

Meet the Canadian Designer Who Just Took Home the LVMH Special Prize | FASHION Magazine

LONGREADS_VejasVejas is the youngest label ever to be considered for the LVMH. Fellow finalist Facetasm has been in business for almost 10 years and has a flagship in Tokyo; Y/Project is one of the hottest tickets at Paris Fashion Week right now; and Matthew Williams of Alyx is Kanye West’s former creative director and shot with Nick Knight for his fall ’15 lookbook.

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Green is the new black: Fashion Takes Action runway show highlights sustainable fashion | CBC News

sustainable-fashionThe Fashion Takes Action show aimed to challenge negative stereotypes around eco-fashion, which often evokes images of hippies or notions of poor quality. The event featured 10 Canadian labels that have embraced ethical practices and included a diversity of designs, from high-end couture ball gowns to recycled cotton dresses. 

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Weekly Canadian fashion news from around the web.

Shop Talk: Jenny Bird on her jewellery line making waves worldwide | Post City Magazines

76ced1a7cc9bca4406b59f66d7696a54Toronto’s own Jenny Bird stumbled upon her love of jewellery-making when she was designing her first collection of handbags. Her pieces are edgy, modern and widely popular. Apart from her T.O. headquarters, she has showrooms across the U.S. and in Paris. Locally, Jenny Bird pieces can be found in boutiques such as Joshua David, GotStyle and Zane.

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau Wears Beaufille On The Cover Of Châtelaine | Huffington Post

Screen Shot 2016-06-12 at 6.51.51 PMSophie Grégoire Trudeau has landed yet another cover of Chatelaine magazine, and this time, she’s looking cooler and more edgy than ever. Sophie recently made headlines for “stealing the show” at the Press Gallery Dinner on June 4.  At the annual event, which hosts journalists who cover Parliament, and politicians and government officials, Trudeau cheekily asked his wife what she was wearing, to which she replied, “I’m wearing Canadian. All Canadian.”

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UV-blocking fashions from Canadian entrepreneur | The Globe and Mail

challenge-uvcouture00sr5When Heather Tate McCartney discovered her father had been diagnosed with melanoma, she started swimming in T-shirts and wrapping herself in towels to block the harmful rays of the sun. The look wasn’t exactly pretty, let alone effective. So she started her own company, UV Couture, which makes clothes that block UV rays.

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CAFA News Roundup | February 16, 2016

DSquared2 Designs for Team Canada | WWD

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Canadian design duo DSquared2 will outfit the Canadian Olympic team in Rio this year.

After designing Beyonce’s striking leather jacket with gold metal military details for Super Bowl 50, will Dean and Dan Caten from Dsquared2 create another showstopper? The twin Canadian brothers are designing the Team Canada outfit for the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero.
Dsquared2 will reveal the outfit in April, but the designers clued WWD in. “The opening ceremony look is made with our passion for our birth country mixed with the energetic spirit of Dsquared2,” said Dan and Dean in a joint statement. “We aimed for elegant functionality but we also wanted the uniforms to have an unexpected Dsquared2 edge. We mixed those ideas with vintage athletic details and sartorial finishes.”

Hudson’s Bay Co., based in Toronto, is sponsoring the Team Canada outfits. “We want them to feel strong and confident as they march into the stadium and we are excited that the Dsquared2-designed look will give them that extra boost of Canadian cool,” said Liz Rodbell, president of HBC.

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October’s Very Own teams up with Roots on a Pink Leather Varsity Jacket | Highsnobiety

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Fellow Canadian retailers October’s Very Own and Roots have collaborated on a premium leather varsity jacket.

Drake’s October’s Very Own has once again teamed up with fellow Canadian brand Roots on a fantastic premium leather varsity jacket.

Designed and handcrafted in Canada, the jacket features heavyweight white leather sleeves and a striking pink merino wool body.

The jacket features several details in the form of embroideries and patches, all kept entirely tonal. Priced at $492, the new October’s Very Own x Roots Leather Varsity Jacket is now available in the brand’s Toronto flagship store.

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Fashion designer Erdem guest curates Sotheby’s art sale | BLOUIN ARTINFO


London-based Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu will guest curate a sale of contemporary art in Britain.

The London Fashion Week designer is best known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship. According to Sotheby’s, Erdem has hand-picked works from Sotheby’s March 15 “Contemporary Curated” sale in London that inspire him as both a designer and art collector.

His selection spans 50 years of artistic production and includes works by the likes of Antony Gormley, Yayoi Kusama, George Condo, Matthew Barney, and Thomas Ruff.

Erdem says that art has always been has always been a huge part of his life and has often been a catalyst for his work, adding that he started collecting about seven years ago.

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