Including a slew of sustainability-focused drops, from brands like ai Toronto Seoul and French Sole, as well as the upcoming Knix warehouse sale.
Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris team up to showcase emerging global designers
This week marked the launch of the exclusive partnership between Nordstrom SPACE and Dover Street Market Paris. With the aim of discovering emerging creatives and independent labels from around the world, Nordstrom SPACE will host the seven independent brands under Dover Street Market Paris – Vaquera, Rassvet, Weinsanto, ERL, Liberal Youth Ministry, HFD and Youths in Balaclava – in a exclusive sales experience. Youths in Balaclava, a Singapore-based creative collective, serves as a platform to rebel against political inequality through unisex streetwear, while Rassvet, which means sunrise in Russian, aims to reflect a new dawn in culture. of Russian youth. These special pop-ups will run for six weeks starting April 5 and can be purchased online at nordstrom.ca and in-store in Nordstrom Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles.
ai Toronto Seoul collaborates with Canadian media personality Tanya Kim
Fashion and dog lovers rejoice! Contemporary Canadian fashion brand ai Toronto Seoul has teamed up with TV personality Tanya Kim for the launch of a vegan leather belt bag and matching hands-free dog leash. The limited edition set is named after Kim’s rescue dog, Mabel, and will be available for purchase on National Pet Day (April 11).
“As a brand founded by Korean-Canadian women, we felt an instant connection with Tanya and it quickly became apparent that we shared a core set of values; including a commitment to cruelty-free fashion, animal welfare and advocacy, ”said Hannah Kim, co-founder of ai Toronto Seoul. In addition to being made from a creamy caramel vegan leather, the Mabel leash is waterproof and durable for up to 1000 lbs of tug, while the interior of the bag is lined with fabric made from bottles of 100% recycled plastic water.
Nicky Hilton and French Sole launch eco-friendly shoe models
Nicky Hilton has teamed up with footwear brand French Sole for a fourth seasonal collection, this time featuring sustainable designs. The list of nine spring pieces will include classics like chic loafers, sneakers and ballet flats, four of which are made from recycled, organic and animal-free materials. Hilton notes that this is a “small – but big – step in the right direction.”
A more sustainable approach is a first for Hilton in its fashion design escapades, noting that its “awareness of the importance of sustainability in fashion has grown a lot over the years,” and that it is something which fascinates her a lot. “All shoes wear out eventually, so creating shoes with materials that are not harmful to the planet and that can potentially be recycled is extremely beneficial.” The spring 2021 collection is available now, via the Maison De Mode ethical luxury fashion platform, nickyhilton.com, frenchsoleshoes.com, zappos.com and select specialty stores.
2nd Coming launches a new “Against All Odds” capsule
Concept brand 2nd Coming has just launched a new capsule called Against All Odds. Led by designer Josué Ngimbi of Edmonton, this last drop draws deep and personal inspiration from his journey between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Canada. The intention-driven designs grew out of Ngimbi’s life story, including the unique trials and tribulations that shaped his character. With Against All Odds, 2nd Coming aims to inspire empowerment and the unlimited feeling of standing back for nothing.
Knix leaks news of virtual spring warehouse sale
The Knix team is taking accessible retail to another time at home. Their Spring 2021 Virtual Warehouse Sale kicks off on April 13 at 12:00 p.m. PST (3:00 p.m. EST) and will see their most popular products drop by up to 50%. The underwear offering in this sale is larger than any warehouse sale they have held in the past, which means that customers can purchase a three pack of waterproof underwear at 40% off, the LuxeLift bodysuit at half the price and the Pullover LuxeLift bra at 35%. percent off, to name a few favorite styles. Visit the sale through knixwarehouse.ca and act fast – the Canadian brand anticipates a quick sale.
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