A panel of experts from across the fashion industry deliberate on a wide range of contentious topics such as megabrands, globalism, and what it means to be Canadian in the fashion industry. BIG Business, BIG Pressure, BIG Names and BIG Hype. The fur – yet another discussion point – is sure to fly in this not to be missed panel discussion.
Moderated by fashion icon Jeanne Beker.
Jeremy Laing is one of the hottest Canadian designers in the world today
Robert Ott is currently Chair of the School of Fashion at Ryerson University
Ashlee Froese is a branding and fashion lawyer at Gilbert’s LLP
Nicholas Mellamphy is the Vice President and Buying Director, The Room and Personal Shopping at Hudson’s Bay Company.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7 – 8 pm
Royal Ontario Museum
Signy and Cléophée Eaton Theatre
Non Members: $15
President’s Choice School Entrance
So, this is the second post in my I want – I got Editorials group. I was blogging for the award-winning MasterCard Stylicity project this season and I organized three editorial shoots for the stores Philip Sparks, Nomad and Spectacle. The shots turned out really well so I’ve decided to showcase some of them here too. This is Nomad.
I really wanted to do the modelling for Nomad myself. However, I felt there were a couple of problems with that. One would be sizing. The other problem was audience. Nomad is a menswear shop and I need to speak to their main customers who are men. So my photographer Dave Yan and I convinced my tall and lean brother to model. He was great!
Nomad is an amazing shop and their sales associates are some of the incredibly helpful and down to earth. I even saw a couple of things that would fit me in the store. I’m going to have to go shopping.
Curtis makes everything look amazing. Thanks dear brother for your hard work and thanks to the guys at Nomad for styling everything up. You can check out all the shots from this editorial in the gallery below.
- [frockwriter]: Nicole Warne signs with IMG as the MBFWA Insider
- Mugler, Nicola Formichetti Part Ways – Designer Luxury – Fashion – WWD.com
Thierry Mugler is parting ways with Nicola Formichetti, the super-stylist called in two years ago to rev up its inchoate fashion business, WWD has learned.(subscription req’d)
- Duchess Of Cambridge Patents Name For Charity Clothing Line (Vogue.com UK)
THE Duchess of Cambridge has applied to the Intellectual Property Office to trademark her royal title, so that one of her official charities can use her name on a wide range of goods and services – including apparel. The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will see its name emblazoned on “clothing, footwear and headgear”. The organisation’s name was changed after the royal wedding to include the mother-to-be’s new title.
- Brand war rather than price competition set to dominate Canadian retail | Trading Desk | Investing | Financial Post
Credit Suisse has a new report out today that explains how Canada’s retail industry is shifting from price competition to an all-out brand war. Analyst David Hartley and his team recently toured various retail stores in the Greater Toronto Area to survey the state of Canada’s retail industry, especially in light of Target’s arrival earlier this month. “The entrance of new players to the retail market in Canada is forcing retailers to have greater focus on product and assortment differentiation,” he said.
- It’s Time to Talk About Fashion’s Poor Payors – BoF – The Business of Fashion
A number of prestigious retailers have been squeezing young London designers on payment terms and, in some cases, failing to pay on time, which can be debilitating for emerging fashion businesses. These practices must be stopped.
Rac Pop Up – Till April 7, 2013
Love of Mine Boutique
781 Queen Street West
The Pom Scarf is 100% silk chiffon and sports an original design created by Anu. Best of all it’s Canadian made. It retails for $180.
3. Like I want – I got on Facebook – facebook.com/iwantigot and leave the comment “Pomegranates make me smile, @Anu_Raina and @iwantigot” on the “I want – I got’s Anu Raina Scarf Contest” post on the Timeline.
4. To be eligible for the prize I need a valid email address – this will be kept secure and private and will not be published. You MUST Like I want – I got, comment (on the blog and the I want – I got Facebook page) and tweet to be eligible for a prize.
5. Submissions must be received by April 7th, 2013 11:59EST. If they come in after the 7th they will not be in the running for the prize. The winners will be selected randomly from the submissions.
I’ll announce the winner on April 8, 2013. The winner will be notified via email.
1. The contest is open to residents of Canada.
2. I reserve the right to change anything if I have to.
3. There are no prize substitutions. If you cannot take delivery I will pick another winner.
4. I will accept 1 entry per person.
- Polyester Is Back in Style at Alexander Wang, Talbot Runhof, Akris – WSJ.comThe white dress in the fall collection of German luxury label Talbot Runhof—a slinky number striped with sequins—started life far from fashion. It is made from fabric more commonly used to filter blood in a kidney dialysis machine. Welcome to fashion’s new frontier—fabrics with origins in science, not nature. While fine silk gazar and doubleface cashmere are standard bearers for luxurious clothing, many designers are finding that polyester, nylon, neoprene, polyamide and other synthetic materials allow them to be more daring and versatile. And in an era when virtually every collar and hemline has been tried and revisited, pioneering designs increasingly hang on finding new textiles.tags: Fabrics Trends Designer Polyester Neoprene Talbot Runhof Alexander Wang
- Amazon.ca: Books, bath and beyond – The Globe and MailA new front is opening in the online retail war – and it entails such mundane everyday staples as soap, deodorant and detergent. On Thursday, e-tail powerhouse Amazon.com Inc. is launching more than 80,000 beauty, health and household items on its e-commerce site in Canada, with the potential for free shipping. The U.S.-based online retailer is taking on an array of rivals, ranging from Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. to Wal-Mart Canada Corp. and Loblaw Cos. Ltd., which stock these staples to draw customers to their stores more often.tags: Amazon Beauty Online Canada Retail Shoppers Drug Mart Loblaws
- Shoppers Drug Mart buffs up its beauty business – The Globe and MailShoppers Drug Mart Corp. is beefing up its bricks-and-mortar offerings as online competition in lucrative beauty products looms from U.S. powerhouse Amazon.com Inc. Toronto-based Shoppers is even considering taking another look at a standalone specialty cosmetics and fragrance store, even though it has closed two of its eight upscale Murale beauty retail outlets in the past year or so.tags: Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Retail Canada Amazon
- Target Corp finds Canada’s retail scene tougher than it looks | Retail & Marketing | News | Financial PostTarget, not surprisingly, was the brand on every rival retail executive’s lips at a downtown conference this week. What was surprising was the Minneapolis-based mass merchant’s take on the Canadian retail scene: a lot tougher and more competitive than it would initially appear to be, particularly in the grocery category.tags: Target Canada Retail Canada
- Dolce & Gabbana Fined $440M For Tax Evasion – Business InsiderStefano Gabbana, of the legendary fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana, has attacked a decision by a Milan court forcing the pair to pay a fine of 343.3 million euros (£290 million) for tax evasion, saying the accusations against them are “untrue”tags: Dolce & Gabbana Stefano Gabbana Taxes Italy
- Bespoken for: Luxury brands see customization of fashion pieces as the next value-add for customers | Luxury Living | Homes | National PostLuxury heritage brands such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Hermès are catering to the modern consumer by finding innovative ways to personalize shopping experiences. And Canadians are reaping the benefitstags: Luxury Trends Louis Vuitton Hermes Burberry
- Buzz Bissinger Shopping Addiction Story: Newsmakers: GQIn the past few years, I’ve bought eighty-one leather jackets. Dozens of boots and leather gloves. I’ve purchased pants that cost $5,000. I own a $22,000 coat. This winter I took a tour of Milan’s Fashion Week (all expenses paid by Gucci, in appreciation of my many, many purchases), where I spent tens of thousands more and began to seriously grapple, once and for all, with a compulsion that could cost me more than just my life savings. My name is Buzz Bissinger. I am 58 years old, the best-selling author of ‘Friday Night Lights,’ father of three, husband. And I am a shopaholictags: Gucci Buzz Bissinger Shopping
- ‘Friday Night Lights’ author in rehab, admits $587K shopping addiction – TODAY NewsSince the release of the essay, Bissinger has checked himself into rehab but has not disclosed the reason.tags: Buzz Bissinger Shopping Rehab Gucci