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Plus Zvelle introduces men’s loafers and Holt Renfrew adds another Canadian designer to its Campaign for Wool collection.
Moose Knuckles x Telfar is THE Canadian collab of the season
In what’s sure to be the best-selling Canadian collaboration of 2021, Montreal-based Moose Knuckles has teamed up with cult brand Telfar on a 17-piece capsule collection. Marking the NYC designer’s first foray into outwear, Telfar’s distinct streetwear edge transforms classic Moose Knuckles styles in an assortment that balances the practicality needed for a Canadian winter and the fashion sensibilities of well-dressed New Yorkers. Available on November 1, prices range from $225 to $4500.
The rumours were true: Skims x Fendi is real
WWD called it — the Skims x Fendi collaboration is real, and we got our first glimpse this week. The capsule collection encompasses a wide offering in rich colours, including gloves, dresses, bodysuits and bags. “My Fendi is about creating something for every woman, every different shape – and that’s something at the heart of Skims too,” explains Fendi creative director Kim Jones in a press release. “Kim Kardashian West is doing a lot to celebrate inclusivity — including her admirable work with social justice in America — and as a hard-working woman with a family, she is constantly striving to do her best. These values are something to celebrate.” Mark your calendars; the full launch takes place on November 9.
Zvelle introduces men’s loafers
Canadian footwear designer Zvelle is no longer just for women, thanks to founder and creative director Elle AyoubZadeh’s husband. “I made my husband these custom loafers in our factory in Italy because he said he’s never worn Zvelle shoes. Now that he has, he won’t take them off,” she shared in a press release. Rest assured, the Italian loafers — available in black and turquoise options — also feature the brand’s “Walk How You Want” iconic soles.
Alexander McQueen’s holiday video features Stop Motion
Alexander McQueen has enlisted the help of filmmaker Isabel Garrett — a resident artist at The Sarabande Foundation (established by Lee Alexander McQueen) — to create its Holiday Gifting campaign, and the video can be summarized in one word: magical. Through stop motion, the luxury label creates an immersive viewing experience as various accessories are sprinkled through the mythical world. It’s a wonderful time of year, indeed.
Ça Va de Soi joins Holt Renfrew’s “Campaign for Wool” Canadian designer lineup
Montreal-based knitwear label Ça Va de Soi is the newest addition to the all-Canadian designer lineup in the third collaboration between Holt Renfrew and The Canadian Wool Council. Prince Charles (yes, you read that correctly) brought the initiative to the Great North seven years ago to raise global awareness about the environmental benefits of the natural textile. Canadian favourites Line and Smythe are back with all-wool pieces, including a sweater and a blazer, and there’s a throw from the aforementioned Quebec brand. Ten per cent of all full-price sales will go toward building a sustainable wool industry in Canada, so consider this your royal summons to shop.
Louis Vuitton releases its third Artycapucines Collection
If you’ve ever wanted to be a walking, talking art gallery, look no further than Louis Vuitton’s third Artycapucines collection. The luxury designer enlisted the help of six contemporary artists — Paola Pivi, Zeng Fanzhi, Vik Muniz, Donna Huanca, Huang Yuxing, and Gregor Hildebrandt — to decorate the iconic Capucines bag, resulting in half a dozen one-of-a-kind pieces. Each purse will be available in a limited edition of 200 and released in stores worldwide on October 29.
Montreal’s Want Les Essentials collabs with French headwear brand Larose Paris
Want Les Essentials and Larose Paris have teamed up for a jet-setting collection of hats. Inspired by travel, the press release notes the collection “marries Want Les Essentiels’s design codes with Larose Paris’s made-in-France craftsmanship.” Created from recycled nylon, the two styles are available in dark green, the “it” colour of the fall season.
Tissot updates its best-selling watch with “NBA Mode”
Basketball fans rejoice! The Tissot T-Touch Connect smartwatch is updating its capabilities to include “NBA mode,” which displays the result of your favourite team’s latest match, as well as the date of its next game. Perfect for a die-hard Raptors fan, be sure to shop this best-selling accessory early as it’s bound to be a gifting favourite.