What Gucci’s fur ban means for Canada’s Business

As the designer tag joins the Fur-Free Alliance, Caitlin Agnew looks at how it will affect the perception and use of this controversial materialOn October 11, Italian fashion house Gucci made international headlines when it announced that it would no longer use animal fur in any of its goods, starting with the Spring 2018 collection. Gucci follows in the footsteps of labels such as Armani, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, all which have taken a stand against using fur in their collections, in addition Read more [...]

Down to the wire: Streamlined eyewear is overtaking heavier Choices for  Fall

Authentic blue With aviator-style charm and ion-plated titanium structure, Warby Parker's eyeglasses hit the perfect balance between classic and modern. Their handsome navy color is a subtle way to introduce color to your wardrobe. Length artwork For the more adventurously bespectacled among us, Barcelona-based Lool provides a more architectural spin on the trend. Its silver-tone pair boasts a double bridge and cut out details throughout the structure. London Read more [...]

By design: Within MoMa’s first fashion-focused Series since 1944

A new exhibition examines fashion's most iconic design items, and as Caitlin Agnew notes, allows visitors to shop the seriesIn the MoMA in New York, a new exhibition titled Things: Is Fashion Modern? Explores 111 pieces of clothes and accessories which have had an impact on 20th and 21st century life. Unlike a conventional style museum retrospective, which examines the trajectory of a specific designer's career and influence, this group is driven by the status of these objects and considers the Read more [...]

Designer pajamas are returning to the bedroom, but also taking to the streets

There was a moment, before sweatpants and central heating, when most people owned clothes made specifically for sleeping. But we've since foresaken silk PJs, comfy dressing gowns and monogrammed robes for older T-shirts and boxer shorts, in doing abandoning an entire category of style. Now, an increasing number of brands and designers are endeavouring to attract sleepwearnbsp;back."I am in my early thirties and using a pair of pajamas is among those benchmarks of maturity that sort of makes Read more [...]

Keira Knightley on being the face of Chanel

Keira Knightley has been one of Chanel's biggest boosters for about a decade now. In numerous campaigns, red carpet turns along with a string of film roles -- Knightley wore the tag's clothing and jewelry in Atonement, Le Misanthope and Anna Karenina -- the 32-year-old celebrity has embodied its relentless drive to reinvent itself.Her most recent role for the brand is as the face of its new Gallery Collection of fine jewelry, which debuted on Sept. 29 in an effort shot by the legendary French Read more [...]

Forget the selfie: How portrait studios are Increasing everyone’s social media Match

If you follow the goings-on of your local gala circuit, chances are you've have noticed a new portrait-style of party photography taking the place of candid snapshots and red-carpet images. The most famous example is the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Portrait Studio lensed by photographer Mark Seliger. In 2014, the Studio launched a partnership with digital image-sharing platform Instagram to combine the magazine's tradition of celebrity portraiture with its annual Academy Awards bash. The posed shots Read more [...]