This Week in Fashion: The Junction Flea, Rodarte at The Room, hefty discounts on patio furniture and big sales from Total Recall and the Four Seasons
This Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.
Head to the beach with Banana Republic this summer. Trina Turk recently announced that it will be designing a collection of clothing, beachwear and accessories for Banana Republic available June 7th in stores across Canada and online at bananarepublic.ca. The collection will combine the splashy bold colours and prints Turk is known for with Banana Republic's classic tailoring with prices ranging between $45-$185. Canada's own Coco Rocha will be standing in as the face of the collaboration with a summery campaign featuring playful poolside shots of the Canadian top model.
Starting in June, head to the Junction the second Sunday of each month for the Junction Flea, a local flea market presented by salvage shop SMASH and Russet & Empire home décor and accessories. The market will feature a mix of select independent vendors selling antiques, handmade crafts, design, food, vintage clothing, records and more. The first market will take place June 10th.
On May 24th, The Room at The Bay on Queen Street will welcome Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. At 12:30PM, the girls will sit down with Toronto fashion guru Jeanne Beker to discuss runway, style, and how collaborations such as designing the Black Swan costumes have affected their brand.
From toasting designers to primping your pooch, Jeanne Beker switches gears on May 31st to host the 2012 Pet SOS Gala. Head to the PawsWay at Harbourfront for an evening of unique luxury designs meant to pamper your four-legged friend. Red carpet dress is encouraged for both you and your stylish pooch.
Aeroplane Vintage Eyewear is throwing a brunch in conjunction with trendy King West eatery Brassaii on May 27th at noon. Expect to see blinged out vintage Cartiers and Diors alongside a tasty $45 prix fixe menu. DJ Undercover will keep the beats pumping well into the late evening hours.
Patio season has arrived so it's time to deck out your deck. On May 26th and 27th, Glory Box Pop-up will return with a focus on luxury patio and outdoor furniture. Expect discounts of up to 70% on tables, chairs, umbrellas, lights and more from brands like Andrew Richards Design, Cana-Foam and Cabana Coast. The pop-up will be in conjunction with Sunday's 99 MRKT, a community market with local foods and crafts.
Get dressed for the set at Then Again Vintage, a pop-up shop that will be selling vintage clothing and furniture salvaged from TV and movie sets until May 31st. Setting up shop at 3109 Dundas Street West, the store currently has a number of items from the set of Total Recall which was shot in the city last summer staring Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell, Ethan Hawke and Kate Beckinsale. If you're looking for more gore, costumes from a zombie film are available, complete with fake blood stains.
Summer may have just arrived but it won't be long before the leaves are changing again. Get a head start on your fall wardrobe by digging through your parent's attic or hitting up the clearance racks at local vintage shops for second-hand furs. The Bay on Queen Street's fourth floor Fur Salon is hosting a restyling event on May 23rd with fur designer Wendi Ricci who will help you transform your dated fur into a custom one-of-a-kind closet staple.
Bring a little luxury into your home by hitting up the 3-day auction at the closed Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville. 15,000 items will be up for grabs between May 31 and June 2 including duvets, linens, kitchen accessories, dining ware (like champagne buckets), TV's, beds, antiques and collectables. Big ticket items like pianos, the hotel's famous 32nd floor tapestry and the massive doors from the Regency Ballroom are sure to draw in special bidders. Preview the goods between 9am and 4pm on May 29 and 30th.
Photo courtesy of Aeroplane Vintage Eyewear's Facebook page