Smythe, the made-in-Canada company that has perfected slick outerwear, is beloved by Kate Middleton, Mindy Kaling, Amber Heard, Rachel McAdams, Ellen Page and more. Now, they’re back with their Spring 2014 collection, and we love every beautifully-designed piece. We picked some of our favourites below. Get your mind off this terrible winter weather by dreaming… Read More »
MOVE THE SHOES! MOVE THEM RIGHT OFF THE FLOOR! PUT UP THE CHINESE LANTERNS! I want pink, orange, yellow—all of it! We need oysters on seaweed, and trays of mini butter tarts! Find a DJ with the hottest jams and serve heaps of Grand Marnier! This, my dear, is how you have a fashion party.… Read More »
Photo by George Pimentel. Designers L to R: Wayne Clark, Sarah Hopgood of Trout, Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe of Smythe, Kimberly Newport-Mimran of Pink Tartan, Lida Baday, Jeremy Laing, Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill designers of Greta Constantine and Dennis Merotto. Truth be told, before I started Shedoesthecity I had no idea who our… Read More »
Happy 175th Birthday, Holt Renfrew! Holts has been having non-stop birthday celebrations this month: everything from a Holt Renfrew exclusive Diet Coke bottle (it’s purdy) to Sir Elton John stopping by to talk fashion and promote his special candle that benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation. But Coke and candles is hardly where the party… Read More »
Toronto Fashion Incubator celebrates its 25th anniversary and Suzanne Rogers donates $25,000 to designer Sid Neigum
Unlike most young entrepreneurs, designers entering the fashion industry aren’t just up against local businesses: they have to compete against international brands and major retailers whose price points are impossible for any independent designer to match.
Yes, Holts is our destination for luxury fashion, but that does not mean they are snobs. For the opening of World MasterCard Fashion Week, the department store went with playful and happy versus A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E, kicking things off (literally) with a jaunty tap dance and smile. Nice. Every fashion week Holts makes a tough decision on… Read More »