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This Week in Fashion: Babes & Gents Toronto collection, Toujours x Fidele Pop-Up, Fashion in the Digital World

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 12, 2014

This Week in FashionThis 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.


Babes & Gents, a new brand based in Ottawa, recently launched online pre-orders for their Toronto-centric collection of t-shirts, drop-crotch pants, and snapbacks. Each item is emblazoned with the city's name, maple leaves, "1834" (the year Toronto was incorporated), or all of the above. Some even go as far as parodying designer logos like Balmain and Hermès. Prices range from $30 - $190 and the last day for pre-order is April 4th.


The Ryerson Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (RyeTAGA) is back at it again with Luminous - their second annual fashion show and after party - taking place at the Mod Club (722 College St) tomorrow (March 13) at 9 pm. Featuring classic yet dramatic garments by students and sponsors like Cabaret Vintage, the Film Noir event will boast no shortage of talent. Tickets start at $15 online or $20 at the door.

From tomorrow (March 13) until Saturday (March 15), Phillip Car - the owner of renowned shoemaker Saint Crispins - will once again set up at Leatherfoot (24 Bellair St, unit 7) for a three-day trunk show. He'll be bringing in new models and personally measuring clients for made-to-order and bespoke styles. To book an appointment, call 416-967-3668 or email events@leatherfoot.com.

This Friday (March 14), Toujours x Fidèle - a Toronto start-up that was born in Paris - is opening a magical pop-up shop at 2 Lakeview Avenue, complete with pink lemonade and love letters. Celebrate the launch from 8 pm until 1 am, and get first dibs on the limited-edition womens' clothing and glassware made by local artists using deadstock materials. If you can't make it, the Suburban Daydream will be open until March 30.

Along with many other industries, fashion is taking a noticeable turn towards the digital age (note the growth of e-commerce and the oddly significant influence of fashion bloggers). Fashion Forward is hosting the third installment of Fashion in the Digital World next Tuesday (March 18) from 6 pm onward at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge St), featuring panellists from online destinations Stylicious, BroVisor, ManUp, Fashion Star Boutique, and The Statemint. Aside from their presentations and Q&A sessions, there'll be allotted time for networking with industry professionals. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and are available online.


All sale merchandise from every TNT store is available to rummage at the outlet location (388 Eglinton Ave W), meaning you still have a fighting chance at finding that one ridiculous coat you wanted last season in the right size. Everything's going for 70% - 80% off until March 31st, so be sure to head over ASAP to avoid missing out.

Image via babesngents.com



Desean / March 24, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Dealt with the guys who run this company directly at a pop-up shop and I wasn't very impressed. They didn't help me with out at all and gave me the impression they didn't want my business. That's fine with me cuz the stuff they had for sale would look good on a rat and no one else
Segun / March 25, 2014 at 03:33 pm
I don't know who these guys think they are. I would be ashamed if i started this company. Their stuff is poor quality and they're just some other company that thinks they can take advantage of cheap labour and then put a slogan on it. Unfortunately they chose babes and gents, which hands down is the stupidest name I have ever heard.
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