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A New Online Mental Health Platform is Encouraging Canadians to #TakeThatStep

Wellness Together Canada, a new online platform offering free and immediate mental health support for people of all ages in every province and territory, has just kickstarted a social media campaign to encourage Canadians to reach out for support. Launched in mid-April in response to growing mental health concerns as a result of COVID-19, the …

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Emma Watson Joins Kering As Chair Of Its Sustainability Committee

Actress and sustainability advocate Emma Watson has joined the board of Kering, the French luxury group with designer brands like Gucci, Saint Laurent and Balenciaga under its umbrella. Announced in an online presentation of the group’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, Kering also confirmed that Watson would chair the board’s sustainability committee, which is focused …

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Six Questions With Designer Sid Neigum

For nearly a decade, Sid Neigum has remained one of the most intriguing designers in the Canadian fashion landscape. Originally hailing from Alberta, the now Toronto-based Neigum’s collections have become known for a sense of attainable luxury and attention to craft, with his most recent pieces featuring delicate plissé details and dramatic metallic fabrics. We …

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Toronto-Based Brand Cuchara is Making Jewellery to Invest In

We’re all looking for ways to consume style goods more mindfully right now; and it’s something that jewellery brand Cuchara’s founder has been thinking about for years. “In terms of new pieces, [I’ve] been focused on staples and building from there,” says Edilou Canedo, who launched the brand in 2014 with a selection of necklaces …

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Quebec-based Brand Noemiah Has Launched a Video to Celebrate Its New Collection

Set in the idyllic forest where her Laurentian-area home is situated, designer Noemie Vaillancourt’s brand Noemiah posted a Richmond Lam-directed video this week to showcase her new pieces under the collection name ‘Fleur de Peau’. “I live in the woods with my boyfriend, and the video was filmed around here,” says Vaillancourt, adding she still …

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Gender-Neutral Brand L’Uomo Strano is Kicking Off Fashion Art Toronto’s Virtual Runway Show

2020 marks the 15-year anniversary of Fashion Art Toronto, the city’s largest annual multi-arts fashion festival, which draws thousands of guests every spring for its experimental, diverse and inclusive convergence of art and fashion. Because of COVID-19, however, FAT had to pivot from its original celebratory plans, choosing instead to host a virtual runway series. …

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How Calgary’s Honubelle is Making Inclusive Swimwear That’s Stylish and Sustainable

Launched over ten years ago, Alberta-based swimwear brand Honubelle continues to push the dial when it comes to the style world’s most important topics. “I love to portray women of all shapes, sizes and colours,” says founder Julia Barnes about Honubelle’s approach to design and photography. Here, Barnes shares more about the sustainability-focused vision behind …