Bridgerton costume designer Ellen Mirojnick dreams up a Regencycore jewellery line
After reimagining Regency-era clothing for Netflix’s Bridgerton, Emmy Award-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick set the tone for what we’d all be wearing in the 2020s — we’re talking corsets, ruffles, baby doll dresses. Now, she’s designed a Bridgerton-themed jewellery collection in collaboration with designer Monica Rich Kosann, whose fine jewellery brand holds B Corp certification. The partnership comes from a new initiative called Seat at the Table, dreamed up by Shonda Rhimes’s production company Shondaland. The program aims to give talented craftspeople working behind the camera the chance to extend their creativity on a consumer level. In this case, Kosann’s affinity for dainty lockets is blended with Mirojnick’s expertise in 19th century romantic drama. It’s a match made in vintage heaven.
Roots collaborates with creative tastemaker Adidem Asteriks*
Since its inception in 2018, homegrown label Adidem Asteriks* has garnered a uniquely loyal following within Toronto’s scene. And their reach is growing. The brand has been hand-picked by Roots to create a capsule for the inaugural Roots Emerging Creators Project (RECP), a mentorship program that nurtures and offers exposure to emerging brands. In the 12-piece, genderless assortment of varsity jackets, bombers, hoodies, sweatpants and leather goods, expect to see a total refresh on Roots staples thanks to Adidem’s visionary approach to design.
“A truly collaborative process from day one, we reinterpreted Roots’ classic product assortment by bridging our strong creative design vision with our unique appreciation for art, music and urban culture,” Adidem Asterisks Co-Founder Nicko Bruno shared in a press release. Shop the Canadian-made products on Adidem.World and Roots.com.
This jewellery collab combines sculptural forms and abstract art
When two creative females come together, magic is made. Sculptural jewellery brand Vimeria, that crafts its pieces right in Toronto, has joined forces with abstract artist Dina Roudman on an array of wearable art. Popping up in PIC Vintage for a limited time, the lineup of earrings, necklaces and rings are truly one of a kind.
Vivek Shraya and Mic. Carter dream up a sartorial disco ball
An almost decade-long friendship and shared appreciation for fashion is what propelled the creation of a particularly glam shirt. Vivek Shraya and Mic. Carter of L’uomo Strano, who met in the Toronto queer scene and connected over their mutual passion for disrupting gender codes, have just co-designed an oversized, disco ball top. Adorned with zippers that allow for dynamic transformations, the VERS Shirt is made to be as versatile as the wearer.
“Creating this piece with the icon that is Vivek Shraya was honestly a dream come true,” said Mic. Carter in a release. “The VERS Shirt is such a gender-free statement piece that so perfectly synthesizes L’Uomo Strano’s dynamic silhouettes with Vivek’s radiant glamour.”
Nobis launches its first exclusive resale program
Canadian luxury outerwear brand Nobis is on a mission to help reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. Introducing Next by Nobis, the peer-to-peer resale program offers North American shoppers the opportunity to extend the lifecycle of products. And the process is simple. Sellers simply need to post their Nobis jackets for resale on the Next by Nobis website. The items are then authenticated, priced and made available for another shopper to take home.
Ssense launches an exclusive upcycled Acne Studios collection
Multi-brand retailer Ssense, known for its streamlined selection of luxury goods, will house an exclusive Acne Studios collection made entirely of upcycled fabrics and materials. Featuring a range of 17 garments and accessories that incorporate patchwork, painted leather, satin and reimagined denim pieces, this circular capsule is a cross between streetwear and elevated essentials.
Bulgari toasts to new flagship in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre
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Last month, Bulgari unveiled its newly-renovated boutique in Yorkdale Shopping Centre. To celebrate, the LVMH jewellery house held a grand celebration on November 16 that welcomed VIP customers and illustrious media, alike. Within the mid-century Italian space, outfitted with an opulent chandelier, marble walls and several symbols nodding to the brand’s Roman heritage, guests got to try on coveted high jewellery pieces such as the diamond Serpenti necklace worn by Ashley Park in the Winter issue of FASHION.
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