This Week in Fashion: TFI New Labels reveals finalists, Vintage Crawl Toronto, |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week
Toronto Fashion Incubator recently revealed the final four emerging Canadian designers set to compete in this year's New Labels competition, taking place on May 5. AliceAzur by Miriam Baker, Christopher Paunil, Laura Siegel, and NOMAD of the SUN by Ashley Boutcher - all hailing from Toronto - will present twelve looks to a panel of esteemed judges. The winner will walk away with $25,000, an exclusive editorial in FLARE Magazine, production of a lookbook, and the bragging rights that come from being crowned Most Promising New Label. Past winners include Sarah Stevenson, who recently landed a collaboration with Target, and Sid Neigum, who now sells in some of the most fashion-centric cities in the world.
Check out all the looks in the Style section.
Owner Amanda Somerville says there will be about nine vendors at the bakery that Sunday. Perrin and Rose will be selling fresh flowers, and Larkspur will be selling lovely vintage clothing. There's a focus on media and art as well, with local artist Matt Darling selling his stuff, as well as Explorer's Press, Blood of the Young, and Permanent Sleep Press (who have a permanent zine rack in the shop).
Last week, online shopping destination LAB Consignment launched its lineup of spring merchandise, highlighting an impressive collection of '90s vintage Versace garments. The timeless and iconic pieces - including a safety pin dress and cropped leather jacket - are now available online and in studio by appointment only.
In the advent of smartphones, many predicted watches would fall by the wayside as a fashion item, remaining only on the wrists of the aforementioned boardroom dwellers, or leisure-class high rollers who see their Swiss tourbillons as signifiers of status and wealth. But, as in so many other areas of fashion, nostalgia prevails: A new wave of sleek, retro, reasonably inexpensive designs has appeared right alongside the Barbour jackets and Pendleton flannels in men's boutiques across the city.