Sneaky emails and reminder tweets enter my social space once the major discounts start hitting The Room at the Hudson’s Bay. It’s a good time to be hunting for bargains. It’s during these sales periods that I get strategic about things. It’s about desirability of the brand and price. During this magical time that ownership of the brands I lust for becomes attainable. The Room blessed me with an amazing Christopher Kane skirt. The Room has a great selection of shoes and the pickings are getting pretty slim by the time it’s 60% off plus an extra 40%. This shoe shopping experience was extra fun because I coerced my friend, Natalie into coming. There were a few choices of from my watch list of designers: Kirkwood, Sanderson, Olympia, Alaia, Atwood, Margiela. I tried on a few and stared wistfully at some wishing I had the same size feet as Stefania from Textstyles.ca. I wandered the racks several times with a pair of pretty loud Erdem x Nicholas Kirkwood ankle boots. They were a thick tweed …
The Erdem Fall 2010 collection was another one that needed video in order to get the full impact of it’s beauty. The photos look flat and don’t provide the same visual experience the video offers. The man is a master of the print. images: style.com
I was invited to the preview ofÂ The Blanket Statement in the Hudson’s Bay Company Shop on Queen Street.Â 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. 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. My favourite coats are a toss up between Comrags and Smythe. It wasn’t just womenswear designers, Krane and Klaxon Howl created something for the guys. 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, …
The beauty is in the details of the Spring 2010 Erdem collection. He’s taken his famous floral print and made it 3-D. Absolutely stunning work by this Montreal native. images: estyle.com
You have seen photos of my Erdem dress during |FAT|. It was a super find at the Hazel Liquidation Sale. It was 90% off coming in at a cool $73. It’s from the Fall 2008 collection. The show has other garments in the same print, but not this simple dress design. Erdem is known for his prints and they are breathtaking. I could frame this dress and be very happy looking at the print, but it’s much more fun to wear. Erdem can be found at The Room in The Bay. Photo Taken by Paul Baik for I want – I got http://www.paulbaikphoto.com/
Erdem was a collection that didn’t translate to wow in photos. The shapes looked ackward and the colours a tad garish. I think I’m having a hard time processing prints again because of the darkness that surrounded NYC fashion week. London has been much more colourful. I was on the fence about things and decided that I need to see the collection video. Photos don’t tell the whole store and I always like to refer to video evidence. The Erdem Fall 2009 – 2010 collection video is a memorizing piece of work. The patterns and colour palette make sense. The shapes display their true form in motion. I’m a fan. I won’t even post a lot of photos; it’s pointless. You need to watch the video to appreciate this. Watch – Erdem Fall 2009 – 2010 collection video. EDIT: I figured out a way to embed the video images: nymag.com
Erdem Fides silk gown Erdem is a Montrealer who went to school and works in London. This dress is straight from the Fall 2008 runway where he incorporated this artistic print into many pieces. His work is beautiful. Here is a quick interview.