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Founded in 1898, Rimowa since then has transformed itself into classic, fashionable and modern metal cases. With their cute slogan “Every case tells a story” inside out these amazing cases are incredible at how well the compartments inside pack so well.
Desia from Brill Communications showed us at the preview one of her own Rimowa cases that she uses and showed us everything that she can pack for her trip and have space for all she needed on the trip, but the amazing part is it was her carry on piece and she was able to fit everything in so well!
All are manufactured in Europe. Rimowa became the first company to produce luggage from structural aluminum; now with that, amazing wheels that turn every way, light weight cases for the heavy packer and the case won’t break. Count me in because I’m sold and want to get these amazing new products.
A little while ago I attended a preview for ECCO thanks to Brill Commutations. The previews are always in the beginning of summer and sometimes I like to save these posts to the time the collections are getting ready to go on the shelves. Some pieces are stunning and priced very well, ECCO is a famous shoe brand that began manufacturing 1963.
ECCO has been producing high quality shoes for nearly 50 years and they are so comfortable and each season they get more fashionable. I love that this collection have some great accessories, beautiful shoes and boots for men and women. The kids collection is pretty cute as well.
Lovely great footwear for women!
Great purses and accessories for Fall/Winter 2012
Amazing footwear for men!
I love Puma’s second year’s collaborations with Alexander McQueen, from shoes to high tops this is amazing footwear is for any fashionista closet. I attended Pumas Fall /Winter2012 preview at the Spoke club. We were treated to great snacks and amazing beverages; Lately Pumas has really been really pushing the envelope with all of this collaboration like McQueen and Ferrari really trying to make sales in all Niche markets. These collections this Fall/Winter has a range from Kids, Womens, Men’s also bags and accessories! For me I’m still in love with these McQueen’s I was given at the preview and working them out all the time!
For its 10th Anniversary, HUDSON has chosen to celebrate the essence and spirit of Cabaret in their Fall 2012 advertising campaign. Shooting the campaign in Paris, the birthplace of Cabaret, HUDSON Jeans embraces the spirit of a place to exercise individuality; where onlookers could go against the rules of society without judgment or worry. The “HUDSON CABARET” captures the brand’s mission in print and on film, and 10 years of creating a community where every citizen is a connoisseur of life, moving forward fearlessly with passion and purpose – living life to the edge.
Beginning with a teaser video in early July, the HUDSON Cabaret will feature 4 video releases showcasing four statement styles of denim to be launched with our Canadian retails partners and activation on a global scale. A print advertisement will accompany each video release and retail activation. Our national Canadian retail partner is Holt Renfrew among other high-end denim boutiques.
Following the teaser video, the first style launch will be around the LEELOO, a color blocked jean animated in a fast paced modern day dance. In August, hip-hop artist/beat-boxer TEZ will introduce the “Juliette” skinny jean, of which the ankle zippers will serve as the musical accompaniment of choice layered over his compelling beats made entirely with his mouth. For the third style, the New York electronic dream pop band, Au Revoir Simone, will help Georgia May Jagger pay a poetic tribute to the beauty of the campaign collection’s “Art Deco” styles. The “Art Deco” styles, inspired by Faberge eggs, patterned wall paper and diamond bracelets, will launch across Canada in September.
Finally HUDSON will launch the “10th Anniversary” bundle with French duet, Daphne Burki and Gunther Love, and Georgia May Jagger. Daphne is a famous TV personality in France and he’s a reigning world champion of ”Air Guitar”. They pay tribute to the 10th birthday of the brand with a comedic battle in song. Directly commemorating the brand’s tenth anniversary, the package of 4 styles will include the “Abstract Flag” printed skinny – a meld of the Union Jack and American flag paying homage to the brand’s “Born in California” but “Rooted in London” DNA. YOUTUBE LINK
This collection was showcased last Thursday at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. The Fall/Winter 2012 line has great colour blocking and an eclectic mix. Prim pleats and fur detail which was great to see this season, also it was good to see that they have gotten away from the black and grey by adding more detail and great colour. This collection has a very innovative approach to Fall/Winter 2012.
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On day Three of Montreal Fashion Week Samuel Dong presented us with his magical collection. His creative cuts, and the blending of rich colour and fabric in opulent red, midnight blue, green, gold and silver. It was a night filled with beauty and exceptional sassiness. This fantasy collection brought the whole runway into an enchanting and wonderful place.
Photos byJimmy Hamelin
Eve Gravel label is inspired by her travels, music and street fashion. Her designs are feminine as much as they are tomboyish, but things she would wear in her day to day life. This collection was very chic with a great outdoor look. It was very ready to wear with great patterns, blacks, knits and fur accents. The designs went from over-sized coats to casual pieces and it had a very cool, feminine, and sexy look about it. Also the great added bonuses that Eve Gravel included were the marvelous accessories and hats which was the big topic for most of the women after the show.
Jason Wu has introduced a successful special edition line at Target, which he showcased at New York Fashion week. This collection demonstrates green, black and red colored garb featuring sharp shoulders, gold buttons, fur and big black belts embroidery patterns which has a military look and a lot of detail. Jason Wu has combined decadent fabrics with sophisticated silhouettes and paired them with classic handbags as well as tiny formal clutches for the cool weather season. This collection was mostly Black and red with luxurious fabrics.
“My idea behind the collaboration was to design for the Topshop girl a range that is as close to the aesthetic of my mainline as possible, with great control over the quality of design and production,” said Katrantzou. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try the print on print layering!”
The 10-piece collection features dresses and separates in the British designer’s signature vibrant prints. The designs are very close to the aesthetic of her eponymous line.The collection launches in Topshop stores on February 17.
It was exciting news when Danier announced its partnership with Canadian designer Philip Sparks for a men’s accessories collection. A couple weeks ago I was invited by Brill Communications to preview this new collaboration. The collection is ranging from iPad cases, brief cases, weekend bags, wallets and much more.
“We started with a nostalgic idea of travel and how people once boarded airplanes and train cars with a wardrobe of carryalls, duffle bags and cases, “ says Philip. “ Then we updated that mix to include iPad cases and backpacks filled with extra pockets and compartments for contemporary travelers who expect the functionality of five bags in one.”
This is just what you would expect from Philip Sparks, it is a stylish, well detailed and multi purposed collection for the debonair gentlemen on the go. I travel a lot and was really happy to see this new collection and very excited for its introduction into Danier stores across Canada this spring because I am planning to grab a couple of these pieces for myself!
Payam Tavan and Mike Mitto have been designing together since 1995. They both established their skills in Montreal before leaving for Europe to perfect their knowledge and skills. Payam Tavan achieved a Master’s Degree from Domus Academy in Milan and from there he worked for the Head Stylist at Gianfranco Ferre. Mike Mitto studied at Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris and then he went on to work with Chanel for a several seasons.
This Fall/Winter 2012 season Tavan & Mitto collaborated with Elle Quebec. The Collection had a very sixties feel, with lots of Volume, Fur and Sequins. Lots of pastel colours combined with a hint of black and white with a slice of edge. This was my first time seeing and learning about Tavan & Mitto and it was well worth the travel to Montreal to see this Beautiful collection.