Verseau Belladonna

It has been more than four years since Toronto-based Label Verseau launched its first collection. Then, a fledgling hobby of founder Josephine Kent’s, the first offering from the designer’s brand was “quintessential ‘Verseau’” as she puts it.

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Sinz In Leather

For Halifax-based leather goods designer Brenda Duran, creativity is urgency. Having just launched her leather and kink accessories brand dubbed ‘Sinz in Leather‘, a melange of cholita vibes and nostalgic 90’s grunge, Duran describes the creative process as one fueled by questions of ‘what if’. “What got me started, was when RuPaul was in the…

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Sofia Piras Reimagines The Suit

Often perceived as an element of constraint linked to the work environment, Polimoda Fashion student Sofia Piras reimagines the suit as a garment that unifies rather than subsumes. Exploring the ways in which quintessential workwear has become obsolete in the post-COVID cultural landscape, Piras wants to reinvent the workwear staple. “I want to change the…

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High Heel Feminism: From Heel to Toe

We live in a world where man-made objects are imbued with constructed cultural meanings. As society progresses these objects’ meanings shift with the larger cultural ethos. The sartorial, is particularly amorphous, forever ebbing and flowing with the pace of culture.  Throughout history, high heels have been one of the most prominent sartorial objects to undergo…

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Tiktok Fashion: Welcome To The “Frow”

This time last year, the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt. From theatre shows, concerts, and events, to sports competitions – the Coronavirus canceled, well, everything… As we became confined to our homes, social media and in particular TikTok became the channel through which we came to communicate. Instead of dance…

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Rihanna’s Fenty Fashion Brand Calls It Quits

Less than two years after Rihanna and LVMH joined forces to launch luxury label Fenty, the brand is sadly being put on hold. Rihanna fans will be sad to hear that WWD reports the singer and the French luxury giant came to the decision mutually with LVMH saying in a statement, “Rihanna and LVMH have jointly made the decision to…

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Bottega Veneta SS21′

Bottega Veneta presents the Salon 01 campaign, their Spring/Summer 2021 collection unveiled in October in London. Photographed by Tyrone Lebon, the protagonist of the third volume of the book launched by the brand accompanying their new proposal. Featuring laissez-faire models sitting, lying down, and even stroking a dog, Salon 01 is juxtaposed by mise-en-scene that seems to…

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Fall 2021 Menswear

The first menswear shows of Fall 2021 were underway this past week in Paris, offering a glimpse of a post-covid sartorial world (if you’re optimistic). Coalescing classic menswear silhouettes and sharp tailoring with surreal and flamboyant textures and prints, the future of men’s fashion, and fashion, in general, hangs in the balance. Whilst some designers…

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