This Week in Fashion: Park & Province launch, One of a Kind Show, free Shopify workshops, Uncrate India
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.
Park & Province, a slick online boutique based in Toronto, launches today (March 26) at noon. Founded by Chris Naidu and Gray Butler, the curated menswear shop offers hard-to-find quality fashion essentials with a contemporary twist, like All Around Shirt's apple-adorned button-up and Thorocraft's camouflage print oxfords.
Starting today (March 26) and stretching through the weekend (March 30), the One of a Kind Show returns for its spring edition. Held at Exhibition Place, the event is essentially a large convention of all crafty buyable art, photography, clothing, jewellery, food, makeup, toys, and more from about 450 vendors. This year, the Etsy section is back for its second round, bringing the e-commerce website to real life with a lineup of 50 emerging Etsy sellers. Tickets are $14 (or $12 if purchased online) for adults, $7 for seniors and youth, and free for children under 12 years old.
Get up bright and early (or at least earlier than you expected) this Sunday (March 30) for a Vintage Clothing Show at Wychwood Barns (601 Christie St). From 10 am until 5 pm, peruse a large selection of one-of-a-kind clothing, shoes, accessories, and textiles from 30 top vendors from Toronto and Montreal. Admission is $8 at the door.
Shopify wants to give everyone the tools to run a virtual business, so they're hosting free workshops at the Burroughes Building (639 Queen St W) throughout the day next Tuesday (April 1st). First up are DSLR workshops for product (noon - 1 pm) and apparel photography (2 pm - 3 pm), led by Andrew Williamson. Get hands-on experience with lighting, live models, and props to shoot. In the evening, Natasha Singh of Walk In Closet will teach you how to run a pop-up shop, complete with concepts like finding a location, promoting, and merchandising.
Uncrate India - Holt Renfrew's newest pop-up shop to transform their H Project spaces - launches next week (April 1st) in stores across the country to celebrate the richness and diversity of India. With two locations in Toronto (Bloor Street and Yorkdale), the 8-week concept shops will carry sustainably sourced treasures handpicked by Holt Renfrew's Director of Brand Strategy Alexandra Weston and House of Waris designer Waris Ahluwalia on a trip to Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mandawa. Expect to find enchanting handmade clothing and housewares like batik silk scarves and hand-woven rugs.
All sale merchandise from every TNT store is available to rummage at the outlet location (388 Eglinton Ave W) for just 6 more days, 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.
Photo from At the Barns