Including the reopening of Mejuri’s Toronto piercing studio, Pangaia’s natural denim launch and Parade’s foray into Canada.
Amazon Canada celebrates emerging local fashion designers
This week, Amazon Canada launched a fashion video series on its Instagram to spotlight six designers from across Canada. Alongside host Brad Goreski (renowned celebrity stylist and Canada’s Drag Race judge), the emerging talents will highlight their personal and professional stories, and dive into the ethos they’ve each etched into their designs. The designers’ collections are also available to shop on amazon.ca.
Mejuri re-opens its Toronto piercing studio
If you’re due for a bit more bling on your ears, listen close: Mejuri has re-opened its Toronto piercing studio. As of October 22, the jewellery brand is once again helping customers curate their dream earring stacks with personal appointment times (which can be booked here, but walk-ins are also welcomed), new, threadless flat back posts and an assortment of studs that are available exclusively in-store.
Candice Swanepoel is the face of Nicole Benisti’s Fall/Winter 2021 campaign
This week on Instagram, supermodel Candice Swanepoel showed off just how chic winter can look. Turning the season into a sophisticated, luxe mirage of rock ‘n’ roll, Swanepoel fronts Nicole Benisti’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection in oversized silhouettes, mixed-media shearling coats and voluminous, down-filled puffers. Designed in Montreal, this season’s Nicole Benisti must-haves are available at Holt Renfrew, TNT The New Trend, Saks Canada and Farfetch.
Pangaia launches nature-based denim
Slow fashion brand Pangaia — known for its cozy tracksuits, cashmere, PJs and leggings — has flipped the switch with a new denim line that incorporates materials science. The first drop, created by designer Jonathan Cheung, is made from a unique blend of wild Himalayan nettle and organic cotton sourced from India, and is not only soft to the touch, but highly durable, breathable and temperature regulating. According to Cheung in a press release, “This is just the beginning, we’re literally growing our future jeans right now.” Watch this space, as hemp denim is coming next.
Parade expands its market into Canada
After a relatively recent 2019 launch and daily messages from fans pleading to ship to Canada, intimates brand Parade is, well, parading into the Canadian market. At last, you’ll be able to get your hands on sustainable bras and undies in inclusive sizes, with the option to denote 1 per cent of your total purchase value to organizations that support racial equity, LGBTQ2S communities, climate resilience and reproductive rights.
Révolutionnaire by Roots reveals inclusive nude-tone sweatsuits
It all started with a mission to redefine the concept of “nude” in the dance world, which is dominated by eons of pink and light beige tights, ballet shoes and other such garments (read: whiteness). Nia and Justice Faith Betty — sisters, Canadians and co-founders of Révolutionnaire — set out to revolutionize and democratize this issue, and began providing both a community platform and a correct shade match for every individual dancer. Now, after much growth and an almost year-long partnership with Roots, the duo has launched Révolutionnaire by Roots, a collection of sweatsuits in six different shades of brown with a unified, gender-free fit.
Frank and Oak x Thousand Fell = footwear without a footprint
“What do aloe vera, recycled bottles, sugar cane and coconut husk have in common? They make for mighty fine sneakers,” Frank and Oak shared in a press release. The brand has just added zero waste shoemaker and comedian to its C.V., it seems. Frank and Oak tapped Thousand Fell to construct a recyclable, no waste sneaker, with breathable and water-resistant components that will make you want to get your steps in, stat. Zero carbon footprint has never looked so good.
Knix goes designer with an Anna Sui collab
Comfort and fashion intersect with Knix’s first-ever designer collaboration. Global intimates brand Knix has linked up with beloved New York designer Anna Sui to design a 29-piece collection of bras, underwear and sleepwear. Clad in the whimsical botanics Anna Sui is known for, including the revival of some iconic archived prints, the line brings the most beautiful garden straight to your intimates drawer.