Tkees introduced a line of 100 per cent cashmere pieces
Tapping into the comfy-chic vibe we’re all still channeling these days, Canadian brand Tkees just launched a new offering of six garment styles fabricated entirely in cashmere. Coming in a mix of soothing neutrals and with two material weights to choose from – ribbed, which offers a snugger fit, and air, which has a light and flowy quality – the edit of staples is set to be your new wardrobe saviour.
Toronto’s Dr. Liza has collaborated with Nigerian brand Wuman on a charitable t-shirt initiative
Upon learning about the lack of access healthcare workers in Nigeria have had to PPE throughout the pandemic, Dr. Liza Egbogah – the Toronto-based osteopath and accessory entrepreneur whose family hails from the country – sprang into action in order to make a difference. After connecting with one of her favourite Nigerian designers, Ekwerike Chukwuma of the label Wuman, the “We Must Design a Better World” t-shirt was created. The project is particularly close to both their hearts for many reasons, including the fact that prior to entering the fashion space, Chukwuma studied medicine.
100 per cent of the proceeds from sales will go to purchasing PPE for Nigeria’s frontline workers, and the shirts are certified by WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) – even more reason to feel good about this purchase.
Jenny Bird’s new love-themed collection gives back
Valentine’s Day might already be on your mind, and whether you’re gifting someone else or yourself this year, Toronto-based jewellery brand Jenny Bird’s new pieces look good and do good. The sleek assortment of earrings, necklaces and bracelets launched on Thursday, with part of the proceeds being donated to The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention resource for the under-25 LGBTQ+ community.
Archival pieces from Raf Simons are now available through Matchesfashion
Hot off the heels of the debut of the design partnership between Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons, Matchesfashion lets us look back at his career with a purchasable array of some of Simons’s most coveted archival pieces. In addition to delving into the importance of his oeuvre, you’ll find items like the Joy Division-print jacket from Simons’s Spring 2018 collection and embroidered shirting from Spring 2003. A few styles have already sold out, so make haste if you’re hoping to add a bit of fashion history to your wardrobe this winter.
Angela Missoni will speak during IT@CA
Your lunch hour on Thursday, January 28th could be molto bene thanks to an upcoming panel discussion between several Italian powerhouses in the fields of culture and design including Angela Missoni, Creative Director and President of the iconic fashion house which bears her last name. The chat, which will be moderated by Canadian journalist Anna Maria Tremonti and will focus on how these creatives have navigated the COVID-19 crisis, is the first virtual IT@CA event and is free to attend. You can register here.