Resort Resolution

Resort Resolution

So, yes, it's the start of a new year and we're raging towards a new fashion season. Paris mens first up in a few weeks. Followed by Copenhagen, Stockholm, New York, da-da,da-da, da-da. You know the routine.

Posted in Copenhagen Fashion Week, Fashion, Stockholm Fashion Week, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

EK Jam Factory

EK Jam Factory

Weekday are at it again. Not content to wrest on their collaborative laurels, the Swedish chain store, synonymous with fashion at an affordable price, have launched an exclusive collaboration with print pioneers Eley Kishimoto. Just in time for some convenient Christmas spending.

Posted in Fashion, Menswear, Streetwear, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Monday, December 6th, 2010

This Is The Beginning

This Is The Beginning

There is always a lot of excitement around this time of year and it's not because of Santa's pending shimmy down the chimney. For final year students of fashion design, at least for those studying in Australian universities and colleges, the excitement is ignited by ambition, aspiration and promise. It's graduation day.

Posted in Fashion, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Monday, November 29th, 2010

Open Air

Open Air

Speaking of stories, London label Draw In Light have a background that reads like a fiction novel. Two girls, a 25 year friendship that began literally at birth, and a shared love of fashion. Together they've tread the familiar path faced by emerging designers, like lack of money and lack of space, before being snapped up by some of London's best fashion stores. In less than a year Harry and Polly, best friends and co-conspirators of said label, have gone from graduates to a boutique brand. We had a quick tête-à-tête with the girls.

Posted in Design, Fashion, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Hey, Good Looking

Hey, Good Looking

Finding themselves in Sydney after years of travel, expats Sam Rush and Henry Allum saw a way to inject the local market with a bit of British style. Three seasons young, and Handsom are setting a precedent for unpretentious, classic pieces.

Posted in Fashion, Menswear, Shoes, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Monday, November 8th, 2010

I’ve Got My Eye On You

I’ve Got My Eye On You

NewGen sponsorship, the amazing, often life-changing initiative that helps to develop designers into commercial successes, was announced this week, which means it must be near the time when we're all back on that catwalk merry-go-round they call Fashion Week. No surprises to some of the list, like Louise Gray and Mary Katrantzou, but there are a few relatively new designers we're going to keep our peeps on come February.

Posted in Accessories, Fashion, Jewellery, London Fashion Week, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Thursday, December 16th, 2010

On The Road Again

On The Road Again

Concerned with promotion rather than profit, the planned spontaneity of pop up stores seems more a form of guerilla marketing than a bet on mass consumption. Pop up one day, disappear the next.

Posted in Exhibition, Fashion, Menswear, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Carly And Alex, Together Again

Carly And Alex, Together Again

For designers, film is a perfect way to communicate creative thoughts in a practical, accessible way. Clearly luxury labels can afford to pull out all the stops in presenting a narrative, but sometimes simplicity is better suited to a short story.

Posted in Fashion, Film, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I Want To Be Like Them

I Want To Be Like Them

If you've spent a lazy Saturday trawling for vintage at the Glebe markets then chances are you've wandered across creative couple Bri Cheeseman and Andrew Prince's label, Secret Squirrel. What started as a weekend routine, with early morning starts and hours spent under the shade of a canvas umbrella, has turned into a full-time love affair with fashion.

Posted in Fashion, Womenswear by Canvas Magazine
Monday, November 15th, 2010