BLANCHE MACDONALD |
ANNUAL FASHION DESIGN SHOW
Emerging talent from Blanche Macdonald’s Fashion Design program showcased their first runway collections last week to fashion industry taste-makers and media at the school’s Annual Fashion Design Show, at the Atelier Campus on Robson Street.
Representing the next generation of fashion designers, select graduates of the 2013 class, showcased a curated selection of highlighted looks from the collections they designed and produced in just over four months. A feat for any level of designer!
This year the program attracted a diverse group of students, evidenced by collections inspired by the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, Chinese Buddhism, and Aztec ancestry. The challenge was to translate these inspirations into their collections fluidly, while executing flawless technical design.
With such an array of textures, colors, and inspiration, it is without a doubt that this year’s Blache Macdonald graduates will have a promising influence to the fashion industry.
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOUR BAGS YOU’LL WANT THIS YEAR
We are excited to announce that we have recently partnered with Swedish outdoor equipment and apparel brand, Fjällräven, to help share their newest offerings for the holiday season.
As one of the most iconic Scandinavian brands that is known for clean, functional, high-quality design, Fjällräven offers a variety of satchels that are versatile enough to take you from a crisp, outdoor hike to a day of site-seeing in the city.
And with the holiday season right around the corner, we want to help make sure you’ve got gift giving ‘in the bag’ with four classic pieces from Fjällräven’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
We hope these bags will become welcome additions to your holiday gift guides and your very own wish lists!
The Kanken - Originally designed for Swedish school children in 1978, the Kånken has become a beloved icon for kids and adults around the world. Durable Vinylon F material repels moisture better than any other synthetic fabric, while the vast colour palette complements every task and style. Choose from the Kånken ($75), Kånken Big ($100), Kånken Laptop ($100 - $110), Kånken Mini ($55), and Kånken Maxi ($120)
Gifting Tip: For those who appreciate fashion and function. And don’t forget your tiny tots - the Kånken Mini is fit for kids!
The Rucksack No. 21 - Made with Fjällräven’s signature G-1000 HD fabric (a densely woven, hardwearing fabric that is twice as durable as denim), the Rucksack No. 21 is built to last. The bag features a classic top-loading design with an under-lid snow lock (a design feature introduced in the 60’s). In addition, this rucksack has an inside bottle pocket for your Thermos, and a padded section for your laptop.
Available in Rucksak No. 21 Small ($150), Medium ($175) and Large ($200).
Gifting Tip: This gift is durable enough to last a lifetime!
The Foldsack No. 1 - Introduced in 2013, the Foldsack No. 1 ($110) is a classic yet stylish pack, made with Fjällräven’s signature G-1000 heavy duty material. Features include a flat pocket with a padded bottom for safe laptop transport, large zippered front pocket accessible, durable metal buckles and sleek leather details.
Gifting Tip: The laptop pocket makes this bag an exceptional choice for the student or professional in your life.
The Totepack No.1 - A new style, introduced to the collection in 2013, the Totepack No. 1 ($110) is made from a more durable version of Fjällräven’s signature G-1000 material and features double layers of fabric at the bottom for extra durability. A small safety pocket on the inside holds keys, a wallet and anything else you want to keep an eye on. And the bonus? The long, textile shoulder straps can also be converted to carry the bag as a backpack. It’s also practical for travelling as it takes up minimal space when empty.
Gifting Tip: Versatile enough to take to work meetings, bike around town and use for travel, this tote is a great gift for those on the go!
GENERIC SURPLUS |
All that glitters is gold in the Winter 2014 Edition of Fashion Magazine! With the holiday season coming up, our friends dish plenty of fantastic gift ideas that encompass the regal holiday color of gold.
Blending a mix of urban style and a flash of gold, the Generic Surplus Wellington hi-top is the perfect gift for edgy trendsetters. Whether gifting, or donning at a glitzy holiday party, the Wellington is a go-to shoe for style and practicality.
GENERIC SURPLUS |
OH MY MENSWEAR!
Patrick Gagne looks handsome and dapper in a recent style post from Oh My Menswear! Giving the urban shoe a professional twist, Patrick proves the style, versatility, and practicality of the Dom shoe from Generic Surplus.
With its classic cut and polished look, the Generic Surplus Dom shoes can be donned either on the streets or in the board room.
THE PLATTAN PENDLETON EDITION
Urbanears Editions are special models with a little something extra! Arriving this holiday season is the Plattan Pendleton Edition — bringing a long standing American tradition to Urbanears’ popular on-ear headphone. Delivering the same great sound as the classic Plattan, the Pendleton Edition is cloaked in lightweight, pure virgin wool featuring a unique, intricate pattern inspired by Native American textiles.
Make your everyday listening experience a statement with Pendleton’s timeless design, and keep your ears nice and cozy too!
The Plattan is designed for rich secluded sound with additional features like fold down ability for easy storage and the zound plug, which makes it easy to share music with a friend.
This limited edition Plattan Pendleton retails for $94.99 and will be available in stores this November just in time for the holidays!