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Fashion & Style

Sustainable fashion makes a comeback in Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / June 20, 2016

design forward torontoLet's be honest: sustainable fashion has a bad rep. When you think of eco-clothing, chances are you're picturing something itchy and shapeless, like a burlap sack. Considering the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world after oil, this perception desperately needs to change.

Design Forward, a runway event by non-profit Fashion Takes Action (FTA), recognizes that great design should come first, which is why they feature only the most progressive Canadian designers.

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Fashion & Style

Toronto is getting a Justin Bieber Purpose pop-up shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 16, 2016

justin bieber torontoDrake isn't the only world-touring musician to throw a pop-up in Toronto. Justin Bieber just announced via Facebook that his merchandise will be sold at Nomad (819 Queen St W) this Wednesday and Thursday (May 18 - 19) from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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Toronto pop-up grows into full-fledged retail shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / May 4, 2016

Tusk TorontoThis contemporary womenswear boutique is back and better than ever after closing its pop-up shop inside Silver Falls Vintage. Customers old and new will be pleased to see its signature subdued colour and soft minimalistic offerings thrive in a new neighbourhood.

Read my profile of Tusk in the fashion section.
Sports & Play

The Gladstone Hotel goes green with Grow Op

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 21, 2016

grow op torontoGrow Op is more than a garden show - it's essentially a plant-themed festival taking over the Gladstone Hotel for four days starting today (April 21 - 24). This year's exhibit, titled Cultivating Curiosity encompasses special evening events, workshops, and over 30 installations.

Through these immersive experiences, Grow Op touches on urbanism, environmental sustainability, landscape design, and contemporary art - with hopes of reframing our understanding of our place in nature. Tickets to the exhibit are $11, although certain events are free to attend.

Here are 5 things to do at Grow Op 2016.

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Fashion & Style

The 10 most outrageous looks from Fashion Art Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 18, 2016

wallace playfordFashion Art Toronto (FAT) ended with a bang on Saturday, bringing to a close the 11th instalment of Toronto's alternative fashion week. This year's theme, DRESS CODES, challenged designers to explore the connection (and disconnection) between fashion and identity. Highly conceptual looks swept and sashayed at the Daniel's Spectrum, many of which left the audience either amazed or alarmed.

Here are my picks for the most outrageous looks from FAT 2016.

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Fashion & Style

5 things to see at Fashion Art Toronto

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / April 8, 2016

fat torontoYear after year, Fashion Art Toronto (FAT) rolls around and shakes up the scene just when we think we've seen enough for the season (kudos to Toronto Fashion Week). Running from April 12 to 16, runway shows, live performances, short films and art exhibits will animate the Daniel's Spectrum (585 Dundas St. East) with conceptual art and fashion.

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