Photography courtesy of Reformation
Including the opening of Mejuri’s second Toronto store.
By Sarah Mariotti
Date September 10, 2022
Reformation tackles sustainability at NYFW
Photography courtesy of Reformation
This year, Reformation’s presence at New York Fashion Week will be invisible — like a show that never happened. But it did happen, and it was digital, minimizing the brand’s environmental impact and entirely avoiding the waste that would have been created by an IRL show. For the “no-show show” collection, Reformation is presenting real clothes in a fake show.
Doing away with its signature summer dresses and filling the “runway” with edgy-yet-cozy fall accoutrements, indulge yourself in collegiate collars, brown blazers and vests, romantic silk and cozy knits. And by using a roster of new sustainable materials that are fit for cold weather—think cashmere and wool—and completing the looks with second-hand accessories from The RealReal, the brand is showing us that the best outfits are elevated with thoughtful touches.
Mejuri opens its first mall location, in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre
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Rejoice because Mejuri has given its home market of Toronto a second retail location. Opening up shop in Yorkdale mall, the interior of the store is fashioned around simplicity, geometry and boldness, and invokes intimacy through its accessible displays where you can touch and feel every item.
“Toronto represents the beginning of Mejuri; it is our home base,” says co-founder Noura Sakkijha in a release. “Many of our very first Toronto customers are still shopping with us and interacting with us six years later. Even while we expand globally, the relationships we hold with our community here especially empowers us to continue to deliver new stores and pieces.”
LA-based brand Nahmias pops up at Holt Renfrew
It’s not often that a brand can successfully combine high-grade fashion with an informal vibe. Emerging luxury menswear brand Nahmias is doing just that. Helmed by self-taught designer Doni Nahmias, its signature aesthetic melts the best parts of his hometown, Summerland, California: surf, skate, basketball and hip-hop. Now arriving in Toronto (Bloor Street) for a limited-edition Holt Renfrew pop-up is the Miracle Worker Fall/Winter 2022 collection, which is limited to 77 hand-numbered pieces and designed exclusively for this collab.
Michael Kors introduces its latest staple handbag
New York City’s energy is the inspiration behind Michael Kors’s latest handbag, the Parker. Available in a few different sizes and styles, this purse evokes the statement-making glamour etched into the brand’s history, all while being understated enough to pair with a casual outfit. Dare we say, take it from day to night.
Parachute teams up with Mate the Label for some lounge-worthy clothing
Photography courtesy of Parachute x Mate the Label
This fall, being a homebody is going to be easy. Almost too easy. Homeware brand Parachute and LA-based Mate the Label have joined forces to create a limited-edition loungewear collection. Three moody hues paint the pieces as neutral and relaxed, and the organic cotton material makes the sets soft to the touch. Shop the collaboration through both brands’ websites.
BonLook collaborates with Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez
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Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez has partnered with Montreal-based eyewear brand BonLook on two different spec styles, in a variety of different colours. Their kindred designs for the collection reflect the 20-year-old athlete’s aesthetic and signify her up-and-coming journey as a successful tennis player.
“My personal goal with the design of this collection is to reflect my sense of fashion and the love I have for design on and off-court,” says Fernandez in a release from the brand. Choosing to name the styles after two Grand Slam competitions that she has fond memories of, Midtown and Élysée, Fernandez absolutely aced it.