Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hugo Boss Releases Pocket Square in Support of TIFF's Pocket Fund

Hugo Boss TIFF Pocket Square

Just in time for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Hugo Boss has released a limited edition BOSS pocket square in support of TIFF's Pocket fund (a charity that ensures kids and youth from less fortunate communities have access to programs that teach them about films, leadership and teamwork). I'm a huge fan of fashion that gives back, and this wonderful initiative is just another reason to pick up one of these charming and stylish pocket squares. Made from 100 per cent silk, this accessory is perfect for adding an interesting pop of colour to your favourite suit, or for sartorially stepping up any formal look. Pick yours up at Hugo Boss locations and show your support by wearing it during the 11 days of TIFF (Sept. 4 - 14)!

Hugo Boss TIFF Pocket Square

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook
Thom Browne continues to reinvent menswear with his playful take on men's suiting and sportswear in his upcoming fall/winter 2014 collection. Mono-patterned suits complete with matching patterned footwear, beautifully tailored coats that create sleek and modern silhouettes, and luxe, fashion-forward athletic wear all cohesively work together to represent the designer's unique, contemporary design vision. I'm coveting this entire collection, but I especially love the fun sartorial hats and the puffy patterned jacket; they're completely innovative and refreshing! Although this complete collection isn't necessarily for everyone, I definitely believe a piece from this collection would effortlessly add interest to any fall wardrobe and help elevate any look to the next level. Look for this collection at Thom Browne retailers in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Video: H&M Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook



H&M just released these two visual lookbooks for its upcoming fall/winter 2014 collections for men and women respectively. Moto-chic is going to continue to be a hot trend this fall, and the leather moto pants and biker jacket for men (seen in the video above) are definitely the must-have pieces from the men's collection. While the colour palette of the men's collection is primarily comprised of black and white, the women's collection is a bit less serious with muted neutral tones of black, white, grey, brown, burnt red and mustard yellow. The must-have pieces from the women's collection are the brown faux fur coat and the mustard leather windbreaker -- they will go with everything in any girl's closet and will easily glam up any look. The silhouettes for both guys and gals this fall appear to be a bit more relaxed but still sleek and refined. From the looks of it, this fall is totally going to be another fun and chic fashion season for both men and women!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dirk Bikkembergs Clone-tastic Fall/Winter 2014 Ad Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs has jumped on the Orphan Black-bandwagon and moved in a chic, sci-fi creative direction for the brand's latest ad campaign for fall/winter 2014. Model Josh Haywood gets transformed into a dark, edgy and brooding clone with the sole mission of selling Bikkemberg's minimal and modern designs. Luxe leathers combined with impeccable tailoring elevate the jackets seen in this campaign to an other-worldly level that is reminiscent of the costumes seen in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus. I, of course, love this entire ad campaign and have no doubt that this collection will sell extremely well.
Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign

Dirk Bikkembergs Fall/Winter 2014 Campaign


Sunday, July 13, 2014

3 Reasons Why You Should Love the Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014 Collection


Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014


Jeremy Scott has done it again! His upcoming fall/winter 2014 collection for Adidas Originals definitely pushes the street wear envelope, and street style stars and fans of the designer across the globe will definitely be snatching up a piece from this whimsical yet stylish collaboration. Yes, there are bold, colourful prints; yes, there are cool moto pants; and yes, there are crazy kicks -- and I'd expect nothing less from a Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals collection. However, this time around, three design highlights really caught my eye and truly set this collection apart:

3. Kenny Scharf's Graphics Can't Be Beat

Wild and interesting prints are signature to any Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals collection, but this time around  New York artist Kenny Scharf was enlisted by Scott to take the character and charm of this collection to the next level. The strongest pieces featuring Scharf's creations are definitely the pointed slip-on shoes and the long-sleeved dress (see below). How can you not help but smile at the fun characters and graphics of the colourful prints? Exactly.
Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals F/W 2014

2. Moto-chic has never been cooler

Biker-inspired style has been a hot trend this year with plenty of motorcycle jackets and motocross pants making their way down a multitude of major spring/summer runways. Jeremy Scott reinvents this popular style in the collection by giving it an urban street interpretation; moto armour-like padding and bold racing logo-type graphics get printed on a long-sleeved top, a dress, a pair of pants and a pair of wedge sneakers. The prints work to create a streamlined silhouette that's both uber chic and visually captivating. I adore the long-sleeved top paired with the motocross pants (see below), yes please!
Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014

1. Denim-On-Denim Is Everything

The Canadian tuxedo has never looked better and takes the form of a denim-printed track suit complete with matching sneakers in this collection (see below). Although this look may not be for everyone, it's definitely one that won't go unnoticed; I personally love it. Britney and Justin, eat your heart out!
Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014

Jeremy Scott for Adidas Originals Fall/Winter 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Why you need the Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 shoe collection

Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Shoe Collection

Raf Simons has collaborated with Adidas for a second time to create a new footwear collection for spring. This time around, the master of avante garde minimalism has skillfully used a bunch of vibrant colours -- ranging from neon yellow to electric orange -- to create distinct colour-blocked shapes that help to elevate the collection to a whole new fashion forward level. The collection contains a bold graphic quality, and it's easy to see that Simons was inspired by a comic book aesthetic when he designed the collection -- these shoes totally look like they stepped out of a Japanese manga book. I'm loving this entire collection and I'm confident the shoes that conceal the laces will definitely sell out first. You could easily pair these sneakers with a black or navy suit for a fun, chic day look at the office, or wear them with a pair of dress shorts and a white V-neck T-shirt for a casual but stylish weekend look. Designer sneakers are all the rage this year; any one of these kicks will easily keep you on-trend and instantly boost your street cred.


Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Shoe Collection
Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Shoe Collection
Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Shoe Collection
Raf Simons for Adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Shoe Collection

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Watch the Target X Sarah Stevenson Runway Presentation



Target's next designer collaboration featuring Canadian fashion and textile designer Sarah Stevenson hits stores this weekend on March 23rd at 8 a.m. Stevenson is known for her gorgeous prints, luxe textiles and precision tailored garments. The extremely wearable and affordable (every piece is $60 or less) 15 piece collection features beautiful floral prints throughout a range of garments -- from bold printed T-shirts, charming button ups and must-have pull-on pants to a variety of elegantly tailored dresses and a vibrant ombre tuxedo jacket. I love this entire collection and have a feeling that all of the dresses and the tuxedo jacket will definitely be the first items to sell out. Check out the runway presentation above and see the collection in motion.

Sarah Stevenson for Target

Sarah Stevenson for Target

Sarah Stevenson for Target