The Blanket Statement by The Hudson’s Bay Company

In Canadian Designers, Clothing, Coats and Jackets, Designers, Fashion, Jeremy Laing, Toronto

The Blanket Statement by The Bay

I was invited to the preview of  The Blanket Statement in the Hudson’s Bay Company Shop on Queen Street.  The Blanket Statement is a collaboration that saw 10 Canadian designers rework the traditional Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket into coat. In addition to unveiling the 10 one of a kind coats, the event also showcased new items created for the Hudson’s Bay Company Shop.

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Erdem

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Harricana par Mariouche
Harricana par Mariouche

Specialty items from fashion to home to collectibles have been created by several Canadian fashion designers and artisans — encompassing everything from organic T-shirts to artisanal maple syrup cubes to women’s recycled fur accessories.

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Todd Lynn
Todd Lynn

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Lida Baday

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Jeremy Laing
Jeremy Laing

My favourite coats are a toss up between Comrags and Smythe.

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Comrags

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Smythe

It wasn’t just womenswear designers, Krane and Klaxon Howl created something for the guys.

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Krane
Krane

IMGThe Blanket Statement by The Bay - Klaxon Howl

The new collection at the Hudson’s Bay Company Shop included custom made canoes, canoe paddles, Pink Tartan Hudson’s Bay Point cardigans, $75 pure maple sugar cube (I was astonished at this item to be honest. I even had to twitpic it.), specially made tshirts from Shared, chocolates, chunky sweaters, Virgina Johnson printed scarfs, Point blankets, fur hats and stoles.

The Blanket Statement by The Bay - Pink Tartan

10 Comments

  1. It’s great to see Canadian designers getting recognition and to see The Bay remaining current. Love the post.

  2. I also have to agree. Smythe did an outstanding job on their version of the traditional Hudson’s Bay Company coat.

  3. So is this a one time thing just a sort of random fashion event? or will these new designs be turned into lines that can be purchased at the bay? I love my 25 years old bay coat, but these new designes are far more figure flattering as well as heritage enriched! I want! I need, I don’t got, please help!

    • Hi Jennifer,
      At the moment these designs are one of a kind. I’m not sure if The Bay has any intention of putting any of the styles into production, which is too bad

  4. How did Rachel Bilson and Jeannie Becker get the Smythe coat? How can I get one too?

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