Archive for June, 2014
We should wear Canadian fashion throughout the year and not just during domestic fashion weeks and around Canada Day. Luckily many of us do. And why not? Some of the best sartorial talent can be found right here in the great white north. In honour of Canada Day, we want to extend a congratulations to some of the most popular Canadian fashion lines with international success. The only way to propel Canadian collections is to don and promote them whenever you can. Here’s to Canada’s finest designers!
Pink Tartan is designed in Toronto and shows its collections at every Toronto Fashion Week. Created by designer Kim Newport-Mimran (wife of Joe Fresh’s Joe Mimran), the clothes are sleek and sophisticated with a hint of French flair. The collections are sold internationally at some of the most renowned stores on the planet.
Smythe is the go-to for cutting edge blazers and sharp jackets. While celebrities worldwide have donned these fabulous jackets, it was when a woman named Kate Middleton wore a Smythe blazer that the line was brought to international fame. The jacket sold out in minutes when the Dutchess was snapped in it.
Line Knitwear, based in Toronto, creates stunning knits, sweaters and cozy-yet-chic apparel. This line is also huge in the celebrity world. Starlets including Katie Holmes, Naomi Watts, Cameron Diaz, Mila Kunis and Celine Dion have rocked Line Knitwear’s boho looks.
Erdem, designed by Canadian-born, British-Turkish designer Erdem Moralıoğlu, offers a beautiful selection of colourful, ornate womenwear. Although Erdem is based in London, the designer himself was raised in Canada and studied fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto. Celebrity fans include Sienna Miller, Kate Middleton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Michelle Williams.
Jeremy Laing is the go-to designer for modern grunge (totally in a good way). Laing designs most of his clothing in his Toronto studio but shows his collections at New York Fashion Week. Anna Wintour is a fan and has featured many of his pieces in Vogue. If that’s not success, I don’t know what is.
Don’t forget these other dynamite Canadian designers!
Sleeveless tops and T-shirts expose arms making them perfect targets to decorate. With the abundance of gorgeous and unique arm candy available now on The Peacock Parade, it’s the ideal time to stack your wrists. Whether you opt for traditional bracelets or ornate bangles, it’s imperative that you take part in this trend. Easily update your wardrobe by adding these small accessories.
Opt for work appropriate watches or party-ready cuffs. Choose an awesome bracelet to set off your outfit and highlight your fashion personality. Be as simple or as bold as you want. If you use the right combination, bracelets and watches look fabulous in layers.
Here are some of our top picks:
Adding a pair of earrings here or a sleek clutch there can elevate even the simplest of outfits. The Peacock Parade has curated an exclusive collection of items to add to your wardrobe. Here’s a selection of pieces you need right now!
The quilted Chanel purse with chain handle is as iconic as the two Cs themselves. This well-preserved vintage handbag will work perfectly with any outfit – dressy or casual – and will last you for years to come.
Grace Kelly and Jackie Onassis were famous for their style and it always included a fabulous silk scarf. Channel the old-Hollywood vibe by adding a gorgeous patterned scarf from Roberto Cavalli to your closet.
It’s a must that every woman owns a statement necklace. Pair it with a simple t-shirt or get wild by wearing it over something more opulent. This Jenny Bird necklace is beautiful and Canadian.
This City Design clutch is futuristic and modern. It will offer edgy appeal to formalwear and fit just the essentials for your special evening out.