The Blanket Statement by The Hudson’s Bay Company

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 on “The Blanket Statement by The Hudson’s Bay Company

  1. Danielle December 2, 2009 10:14 AM

    The Smythe jacket was my favourite too.

  2. Septembre December 2, 2009 10:19 AM

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

  3. Kelli December 2, 2009 10:59 AM

    I like the Erdem and Jeremy Laing. I want!

  4. Kimberly December 2, 2009 6:50 PM

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

  5. jennifer January 22, 2010 1:22 PM

    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!

    • geekigirl January 22, 2010 7:04 PM

      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

  6. cbd February 27, 2010 12:24 PM

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

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