Including Fashion Art Toronto’s return for spring.
Jeremy Scott upcycles car parts for a Hyundai-branded couture collection
Former Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott is known for his cheeky, irreverent style, so it’s no surprise that his latest gig designing a couture collection using upcycled car waste is a bit “outside the box.” Shown at Seoul Fashion Week on March 22 as part of Hyundai Motor Company’s Re: Style initiative, the project addresses the environmental impact of both the fashion and automotive industries and proves that treasure can be created from trash. The designs effortlessly transformed windshield wipers, wheels, seat belts, tail lights and wires into something shockingly beautiful.
Fashion Art Toronto returns with its biggest event
Fashion Art Toronto is back for its Spring 2023 showcase. From April 27 to April 30, 50 Canadian designers (including L’Uomo Strano, Lesley Hampton and Narces) will present their creativity in a variety of runway shows and presentations. Taking place at Black Creek Assembly, the venue will also feature a fashion playground filled with interactive areas for guests to enjoy. Get your tickets now.
Dior goes for gold in its latest capsule collection
Everything Maria Grazia Chiuri touches turns to gold — figuratively and (sometimes) literally. Just look at her latest reinterpretation of the Dior Or capsule, a selection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories that have been laced with a gilded touch. You’ll find subtle yet luminous gold tones featured on items like the iconic Lady Dior bag, the Bar Jacket and the Walk’n’Dior sneakers. And since gold has been a key pillar in the brand’s identity since the late Christian Dior was designing, it’s the perfect marriage of old and new.
Van Cleef & Arpels paints a picture of spring
Many think of spring as a time of new beginnings. Van Cleef & Arpels agrees, adding four new pieces to its Lucky Spring collection. An expression of luck and joy, ladybugs and dainty floral motifs adorn the hardware of two necklaces, a ring and a bracelet. Drenched in a palette of rose gold, white mother of pearl, onyx and carnelian, you can expect this jewellery collection to shimmer as elegantly as a dewy spring garden.
Veronica Beard arrives on Canadian soil
Chic and contemporary ready-to-wear label Veronica Beard has touched down in Canada for the very first time. Founded by sisters-in-law Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard (no, you’re not seeing double) in 2010, the modern, feminine label fits right in within Toronto’s Yorkville village where the storefront is open and ready for perusing. “Toronto happens to be one of our favourite cities, with an energy unlike any other,” shares Miele Beard in a press release. “We wanted VB Toronto to capture the distinct spirit of Veronica Beard as well the spirit of Toronto — warm, lived-in and inviting.”
Ashlee Simpson-Ross joins Ashley Freeborn in designing a new Smash + Tess collection
Now, if you think you’re seeing double this time, rest assured you are not. Ashlee Simpson-Ross has collaborated with Smash + Tess founder Ashley Freeborn on a retro-inspired collection of rompers, dusters and dresses for men, women and children. Canadian-made and slow-fashion focused, these size-inclusive pieces are fit for the whole fam.