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Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week returns + More fashion news


Designed by Catherine Blackburn and Melanie Leblanc. Photography by Alana Paterson

Plus, the new après-ski outfit is chic.

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week is back

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
Designed by Osamuskwasis Roan. Photography by Alana Paterson

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the goal for the return of Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week (VIFW) is not only to showcase beautiful design but also to recognize indigenous communities as warriors. win. “For the indigenous community, the past two years [have] Joleen Mitton, founder and co-producer of VIFW, explains. “We have lost many beloved elders and the terrible legacy of boarding schools permeates everything, so we decided to focus on the joy and celebration of VIFW this year.” Shows run from November 28 to December 2 and feature talented designers like Heather Bouchier, Debra Sparrow, Catherine Blackburn and Melanie LeBlanc staging advanced runway shows.

Uniqlo and Marni launch second collection

Photography courtesy of Uniqlo x Marni

Uniqlo and Marni collaborated on a second collection, and it looked like a lucid dream. Uniqlo’s staple Heattech fabrics are redesigned with Marni’s psychedelic prints and a variety of colors (think mandarin, saffron, and teal). From funky socks to the cocoon-like coziness of balaclavas, consider this capsule your ticket to escape winter woes.

Pucci and Fusalp create lively ski outfits

Photography courtesy of Fusalp x Pucci

The French Alps are brought to life in an extraordinary collaboration between Pucci and Fusalp. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Fusalp asked Pucci to apply vibrant prints to his most iconic ski suits. Also featured in the collection are padded ponchos, knitted après-ski and a wide range of accessories.

COS partners with Mati Ventrillon on knitwear

Image courtesy of COS

Cozy season just got better, thanks COS in collaboration with Fair Isle knitwear designer Mati Ventrillon. Featuring three jumpsuits and a hat, the sustainably produced pieces offer minimalism based on traditional patterns while honoring UK heritage. “It is great that COS took the time to find people from Fair Isle to work on this project. Supporting the smaller brands, our community, and spreading the awareness that we’re still alive is really great,” said Ventrillon, one of the few remaining knitters still making products on the island. tiny island of Scotland, commented.

A high-end jewelry brand — and in-house piercing studio — arrives in downtown Toronto

Mark your calendar: The Blumz will open its flagship store on Toronto’s King Street West early next year. The retailer will provide his home jewelry Anna Blum, as well as several global high-end jewelry brands, all in one beautifully designed space. Additionally, services such as permanent bracelet welding, on-site piercing, piercing prototyping and custom ear care make for a unique shopping experience.

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