Plus, Cartier’s updated Grain de Café collection is a coffee lover’s dream.
Vivek Shraya and Mic. Carter collaborate on a new shirt for Pride
As Pride month officially begins, it’s only fitting that musician Vivek Shraya and designer Mic. Carter have once again teamed up to create a new VERS Shirt for Carter’s brand L’uomo Stano. After 2022’s style sold out in under a month, the duo have upped the ante with colour blocking. This sartorial delight has several functional zipper details (and comes with a matching scrunchie!), allowing the Vivek Shraya x Mic. Carter VERS shirt to be a truly dynamic, versatile and fun garment fit for anyone and everyone.
Vitaly and Spencer Badu dream up summer’s hottest new accessory
Vitaly and Spencer Badu have joined forces to create the Coast chain in a collaboration that has us dreaming about a day at the beach. The two Toronto-based designers drew from Badu’s Ghanaian heritage and the concept of migration to create the new, oceanic-inspired chain. Featuring African turquoise stones and real cowrie shells, as well as a removable Ghanaian adinkra symbol that means “Unity,” the Coast is more than just a cute accessory as it holds a significance that will transport you to the warm, beautiful beaches of Africa.
Dean Davidson celebrates its anniversary in style
Canadian jewellery designer Dean Davidson is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month with a variety of new launches to honour the special milestone. First up, the brand is partnering with Toronto-based artist Yaw Tony on two limited-edition silk scarves that feature jewellery inspired designs. Then, the celebrations continue with Davidson’s Revival collection which commemorates some of their most highly-coveted styles of all time.
And would it even be an anniversary without a party? The brand will be hosting a celebration, alongside Yaw Tony, at their newly opened Toronto boutique (located at 145 Berkeley St., Toronto) on Wednesday, June 14th from 12 p.m.to- 5:30 p.m. where attendees can enjoy a day of giveaways, floral bouquet making and an exclusive gift with purchase.
Londre Bodywear partners with Sixtine Rouyre
Who isn’t looking to update their swimwear collection this summer? Well, Londre Bodywear’s latest collab with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model and body neutrality advocate Sixtine Rouyre has you covered. With sizing ranging from XS-3XL, this new ocean-blue inspired capsule collection features art by Camille Hunt and seeks to remind consumers about the importance of body positivity. After all, all bodies are bikini bodies.
BOSS celebrates Pride with new Keith Haring campaign
In the latest instalment of the BOSS Legends series, the fashion house collaborated with iconic artist Keith Haring to create a campaign around the freedom of self-expression through dance. Haring’s iconic designs and his history of raising awareness for social issues, especially those related to the LGBTQIA+ community, greatly influenced the collection. This made the artist a perfect match for this BOSS collaboration, with the line’s designs featuring rainbow motifs and elements of Haring’s artwork throughout its pieces. Moreover, as the release of this collection coincides with Pride month, BOSS will be making a contribution to ILGA World in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Cartier drops new delicious coffee-inspired styles
It all started with some magic (coffee) beans for Cartier’s Grain de Café. For this stunning collection, Cartier combined coffee beans, diamonds and rubellite beads to honour the creative history of special line and the world of Belgian-French jeweller, Jeanne Toussaint. They’re also re-releasing a beloved necklace from 1955 which personifies the glamour of the French Riviera with the old-school, classic beauty of Grace Kelly.
Two slow fashion brands bring inclusivity innovation to Toronto
Looking to upgrade your wardrobe with some new comfortable yet classic outfits while also shopping ethically? Look no further than Free Label and Lezé the Label‘s latest sustainable and inclusive collaboration. The two designers have teamed up to create a line of Canadian-made closet staples that range in size from XS-5X and include buttery soft leggings, tank tops, sweaters and much more. If you’re in Toronto’s Dundas West area, be sure to check out the offering in person at the Free Label x Lezé the Label’s pop-up shop from June 9 to 11.
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