In addition, Virgil Abloh’s legacy is celebrated at Nordstrom and it’s Levi x Ghani’s latest summer collaboration.
Hilary McMillan is the daughter of Barbie
The best part of Barbie’s dream house? Her closet, of course! And while we’ve never been able to sample the doll’s hot pink outfit, the Hilary Macmillan Barbie collection comes pretty close. The Canadian vegan and cruelty-free brand has teamed up with iconic Mattel toys on a nostalgic 15-piece collection ‘Shades of Pink’. Each piece makes references to Barbie through the generations, and the capsule includes pins made in collaboration with Canadian jewelry designer Biko. In the year To celebrate its August 11 launch, Macmillan at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto will “transport visitors into a luxe wardrobe inspired by Barbie.
Virgil Abloh’s legacy is celebrated at Nordstrom
Designer Virgil Abloh, who died in November, was known for injecting optimism and creativity into everything he touched. So to celebrate the fashion icon, New Concepts @ Nordstrom is collaborating with the property on the pop-up concept 018: Virgil Abloh Securities. Located at Nordstrom Pacific Center and at Nordstrom.ca, the store-within-a-store features a variety of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear clothing, footwear and accessories, and an exclusive off-white capsule collection.
The Levi x Ghani collection is perfect for the last days of summer.
Just because “the third time’s a charm” is a cliche doesn’t mean it isn’t true. And in the case of Levi x GANNI, every moment was absolutely charming. Their third collaboration, which debuted at Copenhagen Fashion Week, is inspired by Mother Nature. The eight-piece collection is made with 55 percent certified organic cotton and natural dyes, and already has a huge celebrity following, having featured Emma Chamberlain and friends in the campaign. Look out for elevated essentials from pink jeans to denim skirts available for purchase on August 18th for the last few days of summer.
Go swimming with Londre x Briony Douglas
Anyone else dreading the end of winter? Make the most of the next few weeks with Londre Bodywear’s swimwear collaboration with Toronto artist Briony Douglas. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or swimming in the pool, the Vancouver brand has you covered with a variety of bikinis, tankinis and one-piece options, all available in Douglas’ stunning print. You can also feel good about the purchase because to date, Laundrette Bodywear has recycled 750,000 plastic bottles with its sustainable offerings.
Heaven by Marc Jacobs gets the Bladee treatment
Even if you’ve never heard of Swedish multifaceted Benjamin Reichwald (also known as Bladey), you may appreciate the designer’s collaboration with Paradise by Marc Jacobs, his distribution line. The nine-piece capsule collection married street style with Technicolor designs and was inspired by Richwald’s mixed media artwork. What’s more, the campaign was shot by Swedish photographer friend Hendrik Schneider, with other musicians including Baby Sosa and Oaklow.
Allbirds arrived in Toronto
An environmentally conscious ethos and the current holder of the “world’s most comfortable shoes” by TIME, Allbirds has quickly become a favorite among anyone who appreciates high-end shoes. The sustainable lifestyle brand has now opened a store in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, marking its second location in Canada. You can shop the full range of IRL products, including the new Tree Flyer and Sugar Series.