His workspace is nothing like what I imagined a clothing factory would look like. It's not miserable or dingy or full of tiny, long-faced children sewing for their lives. Rather, it's bright, clean, and airy, with only Sparks and two beautiful grownups lacing the garments together.
Check out this series of photos by Kat Rizza detailing what it looks like behind the scenes.
This Week in Fashion: Hudson's Bay Outlet announced, Outclass spring/summer launch party, PYA Sample Sale
The Toronto Premium Outlets (13850 Steeles Ave W) in Halton Hills is scheduled to open August 1st, with no less than 85 upscale retailers offering their goods at up to 65% off in the 350,000 square-foot space. The first ever Hudson's Bay outlet store is one of them - launching perhaps as a response to the newly opened hr2 and the rumours of a Nordstrom Rack coming to Canada.
Check out some recently spotted looks in our Style section.
This Week in Fashion: Drake General Store opens new location, Absolutely Vintage, Philip Sparks Open Factory
Last week, The Drake General Store opened the doors to its new Yonge & Eglinton location (2607 Yonge St). The larger space carries odds and ends that make perfect gifts (for Mother's Day, perhaps?), including metallic piggy banks ($260) and ceramic sparrow mugs ($38). The well-known (and well adored) retailer now has three locations in distinct neighbourhoods, ready to offer quirky clothing and curiosities.
Hundreds of looks swept and sashayed past me all week, all with a very different response to the theme. Though many of these don't fit under similar categories, here are my picks for the top 10 looks from |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week based on creativity and construction.