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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Monday, June 18th, 2018

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Real Housewife Roxy Earle Launches Clothing Collection
The extravagant and ever so bubbly Roxy Earle is launching a collection with Le Chateau that drops today. Best known for her stint on The Real Housewives of Toronto, Roxy quickly became the most lovable lady on the show and caught the eyes of fans with her inspiring personality. Earle is now an avid body positive activist and is taking steps to change the fashion world. After being sent clothing from Canadian retailer, Le Chateau and being impressed by their inclusive size range, Roxy sat down with the team to create an “all sizes” collection including pieces made to fit every type of body. “This is the first time in North America that a big girl can walk into a store with her best friend and shop off the same rack. That’s a big deal. This is a moment in Canadian fashion and I’m proud that I’ve somehow created it.”

 

Fossil Launches Canadian Concept Store
Toronto’s Eaton Centre has become home to Fossil’s first ever “Makers” concept store in the world. The American watch and accessory brand launched their new 1458 square foot retail space with the goal of creating an in-person, memorable experience by providing product-related services. The store is focused on customization and customer service and features unique amenities such as a build-your-own watch station, engraving, and embossing and a mix and match strap bar to really personalize your Fossil. There is also a Service Centre including staff that can offer support for smartwatches, battery replacements, and link strap fittings either on the spot or by appointment.

 

 

Tomas Maier to Exit Bottega Veneta
After a good, long run of 17 years at Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier is stepping down as creative director. Maier was hand selected by Tom Ford in 2001 when Bottega Veneta was acquired by Gucci Group and didn’t show his first ready-to-wear collection until 2005. Working endlessly to revive the then-struggling Italian fashion house, Maier is credited for putting the brand’s name back on the luxury market. Bottega Veneta is now a staple of Milan fashion week and a must-have brand for accessories. As to who might be a worthy replacement to Maier? The question still remains without comment.

 

 

North Face Launches a Collection of Refurbished Clothing
Can you believe that every year, 85% of textiles end up in landfills? That’s clothing, shoes, accessories that consumers are just throwing away. North Face has decided to become part of a solution. The outdoor and athletic gear brand launched North Face Renewed, refurbished clothing remade to explore. By taking steps to reduce clothing waste, North Face has come up with a savvy way to recycle clothing while keeping their promise of quality. The renewed gear is professionally cleaned and inspected by experts at the Renewal Workshop; repaired to its original form by replacing pieces, sewing tears and fixing zippers; and quality checked to ensure it’s up to standard. The renewed collections include a full range of men’s and women’s wear to be worn, loved and recycled again.

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Fashion Jobs – Fashion News Recap

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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Nordstrom Rack Canadian Flagship Revealed
The new Nordstrom Rack store opened Thursday morning in Toronto’s popular shopping area, Bloor Street. The beautiful glass exterior floods the two-story off-price department store with ample natural light over racks and racks of neatly placed (for now!) products. At street level, you’ll find home goods and accessories, head upstairs for footwear and fashion from a selection of designer brands and Nordstrom house brand favourites. Nordstrom Rack carries product made specifically for Rack stores as well as discounted items from full-line Nordstrom stores. The new, almost 40,000 square foot space will become a go-to location for Toronto shoppers, as this particular Rack location is stocked with items from luxury brands such as Chloé, Stella McCartney, KenzoProenza Schouler and Balenciaga.

 

SSENSE Opens in Montreal
The unique new SSENSE store has opened on 418 Saint-Sulpice in Old Montreal. A futuristic retail space spans across five levels in an old heritage building. Two of the levels will be dedicated to a personal shopping system that integrates online with an in-store customer experience – clothing that you pick when booking the appointment becomes available within 24-hours. But this new retail concept acts as more than a personal shopping centre. The remaining three floors will serve as a “cultural space” to host events, activities and projects from popular designers and brands such as Virgil Abloh and Moncler and even includes a glass ceiling café on the top floor.

 

Six Hundred Four Opens Virtual Reality “Sneaker Gallery”
The limited edition, Gastown shoe brand, Six Hundred Four commissions artists to create pieces that are then digitally printed on 604 numbered pairs of shoes. They’re taking their unique “sneaker gallery”, located on 151 Cambie Street to a new level by incorporating virtual reality. The Six Hundred Four Virtual Gallery allows you to browse, admire the art and shop the shoes of the sneaker gallery all online as if you were strolling through the store itself.

 

Virgil Abloh x IKEA
Imagine one of your favourite designers creating home goods that you have no problem affording (but that you still may have to build yourself)? The newly appointed Louis Vuitton Men’s designer, Virgil Abloh has collaborated with IKEA to create furniture and home accessories targeted to students and millennials. The goal is to design pieces that add style and flare to things we use in our homes or dorm rooms every day. Abloh gave a sneak peek on a Youtube live stream, showing prototypes of products that will still be perfected over the next few weeks until the collaboration is released this summer. If the prototypes are just a base to what we can expect from the collection, it’s safe to say our apartments will be deserving a trip to IKEA.

 

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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Friday, April 20th, 2018

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Atelier Cologne Opens First Canadian Location
Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto has become home to Canada’s first Atelier Cologne location. The L’Oreal owned brand, which was founded in Paris in 2009 prides itself on being the first fragrance brand entirely dedicated to cologne. The scents are all considered to be unisex and come in other products such as candles, shower gels, body lotions and hand creams. This may be the first of many Canadian locations, as the company plans its global expansion.

 

Canadian Company Rudsak Expands into States
The luxury Canadian fashion company which now operates over 30 stores nationwide is expanding its presence in the US. The coveted outerwear and premium leather goods which were previously only wholesale in the States will now be available to American customers online at www.rudsak.com and at a brick and mortar location to be announced in the next 12 months. Rudsak, founded in 1994, is based on fusing style and functionality in their high-quality products such as the signature down coats and leather handbags.

 

Official Opening Date for MUJI Announced
The third Metro Vancouver location of this popular Japanese retailer is set to open on April 28th in CF Richmond Centre shopping mall. The new store will span across a 6355 sq. foot space. The Vancouver market has taken quite the liking to MUJI, creating the biggest store opening the company has ever seen at their Metrotown location. The unexpected success has accelerated their third store opening – arrive early to be one of the first 500 customers to receive a limited edition MUJI tote bag with the purchase of $20.00 or more!

 

New Chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University
Ben Barry has been announced as the new chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto. Barry is known for his vast efforts and lobbying of inclusivity and diversity within the fashion industry. He became an assistant professor at Ryerson after graduating in 2012, then went on to become the director of The Centre for Fashion Diversity & Social Change as well as director of the FCAD Design Network. His goal in his new position at the university, which begins in July is to teach young designers to not only be creative in their work, but sensitive to cultural and political beliefs and inclusive of age, race, and size in today’s fashion industry.  

 

Highlights from Coachella
– Beyoncé kills the crowd with a highly-anticipated performance topped with custom Balmain outfits
– Rihanna rocked looks planned months in advance, some straight from the runway, including a balaclava from the Fall 2018 Gucci Show
–  Jeremy Scott announces that Moschino is collaborating with H&M at his annual Coachella party
– This year it seems Coachella goers and celebrities alike are ditching the typical “festival girl” style for more adventurous and colourful outfits

 

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By: Laura Findlay, Vancouver, @lofindlay 

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