This Week in Fashion: New menswear boutiques in Yorkville, Dutil Fade February Contest, Art of Fashion
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.
Suitsupply - a menswear brand founded in Amsterdam - is opening its first Canadian location in Yorkville (9-11 Hazelton Avenue) tomorrow (February 20). Expect to find the label's dapper made-in-Italy suits and signature bold colours in the 4,800 square foot space. If it were up to me, I'd upgrade your outerwear with a double-breasted coat or jazz your feet up with calf leather Chelsea boots.
As if Yorkville didn't already have enough menswear game, Loding - a luxury Parisian fashion label - is opening its doors at 133 Avenue Road this Friday (February 21). It's the first location in Canada stacked with the brand's high quality chaussures and cravates, so head on over for an ensemble with a certain je ne sais quoi.
From noon until 4 pm on Sunday (February 23), Swap Don't Shop is hosting a poppin' clothing swap party. The event's not only an overhaul for your closet - it's also a sustainable and socially conscious way to give and take back from the community. Entrance is just $5, so lug up to 30 pieces of gently used clothing to Arts Market (846 College St) and walk away with a brand new set of gear for spring.
Dutil's Fade February Contest is back for its third year in a row. Win a pair of Baldwin, Naked & Famous, or Rogue Territory jeans just by showin' off your best worn-in, whisker-ridden, honeycomb-covered raw denim. To enter, send a picture of your jeans along with your name, months of wear, and total number of washes to firstname.lastname@example.org -- then show up to Dutil (704 Queen St West)'s denim party this Saturday (February 22) at 2 pm to register and (hopefully) claim your prize! If not, there'll be ice-cold brews and good company to enjoy til 5 pm.
Support Art of Fashion - a non-profit organization that helps emerging Canadian fashion designers on their feet - by smiling for the camera! Next Monday (February 24) and Tuesday (February 25), they'll be hosting a fundraiser in the form of professional headshots by Light Monkey at Joy Bistro (884 Queen St E). If you're looking to represent you or your brand with a jazzy new photograph, register online for a $30 session.
Photo of Dutil Denim by Dennis Marciniak