Christian Louboutin Design Exchange

This Week in Fashion: Christian Louboutin exhibition, Rigorous Mess Vintage Pop-up, Clothing Swap Party

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.


This Friday (June 21), the Design Exchange's long-awaited Christian Louboutin exhibition is opening to the public. Until September 15, the Historic Trading Floor of Canada's Design Museum (234 Bay St) will be filled to the brim with over 250 of the celebrated designer's shoes, sketches, and personal artefacts, presented via visual installation and thematic display. Tickets for the opening party, happening tomorrow (June 20), are available online now.


For those keen on fabulous footwear, this is your chance to meet a legend. Renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin is in town for the opening of his exhibition at the Design Exchange. On Friday (June 21), he'll be meetin' and greetin' guests at Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street (50 Bloor St), so be sure to pop by some time between 4 pm and 6 pm.

For two days only this weekend (June 22 - 23), 451 Christie Street will be home to yet another edition of the Rigorous Mess Vintage Pop Up Shop. This time around, they'll be featuring summer gear and a $10 rack from seasons past — so spend the day(s) from noon to 5 pm sifting the great finds over beer, snacks, tunes, and good company.

Get Gatsby'd up for Spadina Museum (285 Spadina Rd)'s Garden Party happening this Sunday (June 23) from noon until 4 pm. Ladies, pull out your pearl necklaces and kitten heels; guys, don't forget your boater hats - you'll be dancing the Charleston with The Sugar Shakers and participating in a 1920s costume contest. Plus, with live jazz and lemonade, hot dogs, and ice cream for sale, there's no better way to spend a summer afternoon. Admission is $5 per person.

Swap - Don't Shop is back with the summer edition of their super fun, sustainable, and stylin' clothing swap party. Bring a maximum of 30 clean garments or accessories to IndustREALarts Room (688 Richmond St W) from noon until 4 pm this Sunday (June 23), drop $5 for admission, stay for snacks, pick up a sweet new haul, and even have it altered on-site!


Jeremy Laing, Calla, and Rita Leifhebber are having a spring sample sale for one day only - this Saturday (June 22). Head down to Jeremy Laing's studio located 207A Cowan Avenue from noon until 6 pm to get your unconventionally-designed clothing and accessory fix.

Photo from the Design Exchange

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