Including how Indigenous Tourism BC and Ecologyst hope to slow the pace of fashion and travel, and Amazon launches its private shopping brand.
The Simpsons and Levi’s team up on apparel
The Simpsons x Levi’s collaboration launched globally this week, and it’s serving heavy nostalgia vibes. Emblematic iconography is notable across the garb — a reversible puffer vest covered in a blue sky and clouds, corduroy pants in The Simpsons‘ signature yellow, and T-shirts with printed scenes from the cartoon, to name a few. It’s a collaboration that amplifies how three decades of Springfield have had such an impact on pop culture. Now that’s something to get your hands on.
Amazon debuts its very first private shopping brand
This week, Amazon launched its very first private brand, Amazon Aware, which consists of everyday essentials that all have third party sustainability certifications. From wardrobe staples to homeware, you’ll be able to order items as conveniently as you’re accustomed to, while also feeling confident that you’re minimizing your environmental footprint.
Indigenous Tourism BC and Ecologyst are slowing the pace of fashion and travel
If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that travel and fashion are two of life’s greatest joys. This week, Indigenous Tourism BC and sustainable apparel brand Ecologyst have announced a new partnership that will focus on intersecting and revolutionizing these two sectors through educating consumers on slow fashion and slow travel. Watch this space as the two brands share audiences, events and knowledge.
Alexander McQueen is releasing fashion films
Pop the popcorn. For the first time, Alexander McQueen has worked with a talent to create unique concept films that showcase the House’s signature products. Shot by legendary filmmaker Sophie Muller, the first film in the ongoing series is Lucia: The Jewelled Satchel. It features musician Lucia Fairfull with one of the brand’s most iconic accessories, the Jewelled Satchel, and embodies the raw and edgy distinction that the fashion brand is known for.
Florals (and stripes) for spring? Groundbreaking
Joyful memories tending to the garden and the vibrant hues in striped candies were the inspiration behind the upcoming Sea Star Beachwear x Frances Valentine collaboration. Joining together to launch a Spring/Summer 2022 collection, the two brands used their best assets (shoes and prints) to dream up an array of espadrilles, Mary Janes, slides and beach bags, which will make it almost too easy to hit the beaches looking both playful and polished.
Women-run Toronto-born brand releases THE jumpsuit
Nascent Canadian womenswear brand Studio has launched the Daysuit, an innovative one-piece that can effortlessly transition from day to night all while keeping you comfortable. Available in three styles and three colourways, the suits are produced in small batches using sustainable fabric in family-run factories.
Uniqlo T-shirts equate to MoMA masterpieces
Uniqlo’s latest collaboration is with New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Dubbed the MoMA Art Icons UT collection (the UT representing Uniqlo T-shirts), this joint venture is aiming to make art and museums accessible to as many people as possible. Treat yourself to the rich and creamy blues in Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, or choose to dress to the surrealist movement with Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory. The full collection can be found at Uniqlo stores across Canada.