Posts Tagged ‘Wool’

Toronto Fashion Jobs – Cozy Wool

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Year after year, we’ve seen different trends dominating the runways: lace, leather, prints and colours, in one minute and out the other. But when the temperature drops to a bone chilling degree, we can be sure that one thing is consistent, the undeniable coziness of wool garments. This natural material has been the staple of warmth and comfort for years. Many people don’t believe that wool could translate into the world of high fashion, a theory which recently has been proven wrong by a sudden push for the natural fiber endorsed by royals and designers alike. Last summer, during London fashion week, Prince Charles an advocate for Campaign for wool was quoted saying “It [campaign for wool] is to explain the benefits of this wonderful natural fiber and raise awareness” adding that not using wool is “a waste valuable renewable project.” This call was clearly heard as the Fall/Winter 2012 collections from Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Chloe, just to name a few, debuted featuring wool clothing.

1. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of The Fashion Spot
2. Style Inspiration: Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of The Fashion Spot
3. Style Inspiration: Chloe Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Chloe
4. Style Inspiration: Chloe Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Chloe
5. Style Inspiration: Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Vogue
6. Style Inspiration: Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 collection, Image courtesy of Vogue

By: Layan Barakat, Toronto

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Calgary Fashion Jobs – Chalet Chic

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Embrace a Nordic winter this year to let your inner snow bunny shine. Even if you’re not hanging out on the slopes this season the conditions are perfect for sporting après ski’s alpine look with Fair Isle prints to keep you chalet chic all season long. Fair Isle is the traditional use of multicoloured patterns and geometric designs in knitwear than can range in everything from Intarsia sweaters to leggings and cool outwear to scarves and gloves. This classic and festive wintery pattern isn’t just reserved for high altitudes and ski hills as urbanites are encouraged to give their cold-weather wardrobes an Aspen worthy makeover to fight the city chill. For black diamond level style, pile up on just the right mix of chunky knits, luxe layers, rich textures, furry accents and cozy woolen extras for best results. So suit up and avoid cabin fever this season by heating up winter’s frosty chill with Fair Isle’s après ski chalet chic inspiration.

1. Joe Fresh Nordic Sweater, $39
2. Opening Ceremony Fairisle Knitted Wool Leggings, $350, available at Browns Fashion
3. Smythe Fair Isle Duffle Coat, $756, available at Blue & Cream
4. Tibi Fair Isle Sleeveless Dress, $44
5. Rag & Bone Fairisle Scarf, $98, available at Blue & Cream
6. H&M Fair Isle Cardigan, $35
7. YMC Fairisle Skirt, $135, available at Zenggi
8. Alice by Temperley Intarsia Knit Cape, $395, available at Net-A-Porter

By: Megan Correia, Toronto

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Vancouver Fashion Jobs – Fashionable Shades of Grey

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

With the rain, sleet and snow this time of year it can be tempting to dress exclusively in black, pairing everything and anything with the eternal neutral of the cold weather season. Temptations aside, a little style update is in order as Fall 2012 has brought with it not only a slew of must-have trends, but also a new neutral to live by: grey. With the same understated, chic and timeless appeal as black, grey offers fashion lovers a slightly softer way to anchor outfits and is universally flattering. Pair this hue flawlessly with colors and prints to create effortless visual interest, or wear shades of grey from head to toe for a high-style monochromatic look. The grey skies may be less than inspiring these days, but your grey fashion? Nothing but pure gorgeous.

1. Giuseppe Zanotti Cap Toe Flats, $562, available at Shopbop
2. Joe Fresh Slim Wool Pant, $49
3. J.Crew Nili Lotan Chunky Turtleneck Sweater, $540
4. Tory Burch Sparkle Suede Clutch, $305, available at Nordstrom
5. Burberry Printed Modal and Cashmere Scarf, $550 US, available at Net-a-Porter 
6. H&M Tweed Dress, $25

By: Elizabeth Pryde, Managing Editor, Vancouver

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Fashion Jobs – Local Fave: Lifetime Collective

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The Vancouver-based Lifetime Collective is the brainchild of two designers, Reid Stewart and Trevor Fleming, who humbly started out printing band t-shirts in their basement. Over the past ten years their brand has grown to a complete line of clothing for men and women that embodies the urban warrior aesthetic. Inspired by musicians, artists, and other creative types, it’s designed for free thinkers and world travelers from all walks of life, with a timeless look that would make any piece a closet staple.

Fall has definitely arrived in Vancouver, and Lifetime Collective offers a range of outerwear that will keep you cozy and on the move this season, no matter the weather. With vibrant, earthy colours, classic materials, and innovative details, their FW 2012 line has something for everyone. Evoking the iconic style of the 60s ingénue and 70s rock, their women’s line is classic, modern, and romantic. Protect yourself against the elements whether you’re walking the city streets or enjoying the crisp mountain air.

1. Striped Casper Coat, $297
2. Sophia Coat, $250
3. Patterson Peacoat, $297

Keeping you prepared for unknown adventures or your morning commute, Lifetime’s cold-weather coats for men are both functional and fancy. They boast unique details and warm autumn shades ideal for traipsing up the slopes or along the ocean shore.

1. F101 Wool Coat, $350
2. Ira Jacket, $275
3. Vegabond Coat, $285

By: Sara Constantineau, Toronto

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Toronto Fashion Jobs – Mod About You

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

What do Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick and Foxy Brown (We’re talking Beyonce in her Austin Powers garb) have in common? Not only are they mod style icons but they can also work a killer frock!

The sixties are back this fall and it’s groovy baby! Think short straight-lined dresses, cute tunics, swing coats, minis and tall boots. Key elements are bold colours, geometric prints and big buttons. Don’t forget to complete the look with some over-the-top black eye makeup.

The times were all about being fun and fabulous. In our opinion, that kind of mentality should never go out of style! So let these looks inspire you to free your inner mod girl. You might even find yourself shimmying along to the Beatles’ “Twist and Shout”.

1. Style Inspiration: Prada Fall 2011 Collection. Image courtesy of Style.com.

2. Valentino Tall Python Boot ($2395), at Neiman Marcus 

3. Mango Straight Cut Shift Dress ($94.90)

4. BCBG Max Azria Dickenson Cropped Wool Blend Jacket ($228)

5. OPI  Nail Lacquer in “Mod About You” ($10), at hair and nail salons

6. H&M Stripe Cardigan ($49.95)

7. Jenny Jenny Tassel Earrings ($34), at Farfetch 

8. Zara Sequin Coat ($179)

9. Geisha Ink Eyeliner ($30), available at Beautymark

By: Sophia Loffreda, Montreal

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