A couple of weeks ago, the Internet was set ablaze with news of Kanye West severing ties with Nike over their refusal to give him royalties for his shoe designs. But, things took another turn last week when Toronto's very own Drake announced that he's designing Air Jordans with the multi-billion-dollar brand. He's even posted a few sneak peeks on his Instagram. Could Drake be paving the way for a career in fashion?
This Week in Fashion: Billy Talent designs Bluenotes t-shirt, Fashion Society sale, holiday pop-ups galore
Earlier this week, Bluenotes unveiled a limited edition t-shirt designed in collaboration with Mississauga-bred punk rock band Billy Talent, who made our 25 most famous Toronto bands list earlier this fall. The black and white tee retails in-stores and online for $10 a pop, and is part of an initiative to raise $40,000 for non-profit organization Kids Help Phone. Snatch one up - and fulfill your good deed of the day - in stores or online before they're all gone!
This Week in Fashion: Popify, Mondo Bazaar, holiday trunk shows, Frocktail, One of a Kind, Black Friday
Next weekend (December 5 - 8), Popify is taking over A Homerun (165 Augusta Avenue) to bring you a chock (or should I say shop?) full of clothes and curiosities from around the world, just in time for the holidays! blogTO's Max Mosher has carefully curated the selection and are giving you the chance to have a first look at the pop up shop. Enter our contest for tickets to the private opening night party happening next Wednesday (December 4), where you can meet the merchants over drinks and shop with free shipping from 7 pm until 9 pm.
A couple of weeks ago, Toronto's own Trend Trunk - an online consignment concept - approached the panel on Dragons' Den and walked away with a $200k deal with Kevin O'Leary, only to pass it up post-show. With future goals still in tact, the Trend Trunk team is now looking at you for help to further develop their growing marketplace. Claim a gift card, a shout out, a badge, or any of the other perks when you contribute to the cause.
Read my profile of Lost & Found (Ossington) in the Fashion Stores section.
Some might even argue that a freshly pressed shirt, power tie, and tailored jacket are the key to greatness. Whichever way you look at it, you'll probably need one somewhere down the road.