MCM Cubic monogram revealed
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For 44 years, MCM had one monogram, the widely recognized Cognac Visetos. Now, following the release of the Vintage Jacquard monogram earlier this year, the leather luxury goods brand is adding a third in celebration of its 45th anniversary. In an ode to the company’s Bavarian roots, the MCM Cubic monogram features a diamond design reminiscent of the country’s flag, and the 3D pattern dominates MCM’s Fall 2021 M’ETAVERSE collection. It also features a repeating pattern that “symbolizes a convergence of the lives our consumers lead as well as the voyages and destinations which comprise them,” explained Dirk Schönberger, MCM’s global creative officer, in a press release.
Garage debuts unisex collection Garage For All
This week, Montreal-bred label Garage has stepped beyond gender-coded dressing with its first-ever unisex capsule. The apparel line, Garage For All, is filled with cozy and timeless basics such as T-shirts, crewnecks, sweatshirts, cargo pants, chunky knits and classic button ups. Clearly anchored in wardrobe staples, the collection’s use of heavier fabrics helps to create a premium feel at an affordable price.
Dior and Technogym collaborate on a limited-edition sports equipment line
Dior Vibe is a unique line combining sportswear and elegance, designed by creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri for Dior’s Cruise 2022 show, held in June. In celebration of the remarkable energy that was unleashed at the event, the fashion house has teamed up with Technogym, a leading specialist in high-end sports equipment, for the creation of the Dior and Technogym Limited Edition. The couturier’s revision of the connected treadmill, multifunctional weight bench, dumbbells and gym ball will be available in January 2022.
Knix launches reusable pads ahead of National Period Day
After realizing how well the KT by Knix (Knix’s brand for teens) community took to reusable pads, the label decided to make the products part of its main collection, stat. Launching just in time for National Period Day on October 10 in a regular size and an overnight size, Knix is welcoming reusable pads to its iconic leakproof category. What’s more, Knix will donate Reusable Pads to non-profit organisation The Period Purse for every pack purchased in Canada.
Pyer Moss drops The Sculpt sneaker in a red colourway
The Sculpt is Pyer Moss‘s first ever shoe designed in-house, and it has just been updated with a brand new colourway. Previously available in black and yellow, white and yellow or black and blue, the unisex sneaker is now dropping in red, continuing to embody the company’s ethos of linking today’s reality to the future.
Quartz Co. launches pop-up stores in Montreal and Toronto
Design-led performance outerwear brand Quartz Co. is expanding its reach within two of Canada’s most famous commercial retail districts. On October 4, the Montreal-based brand opened its doors at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre as part of a fall/winter residency (running through to January 5), and on Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street (running through to spring 2022), revealing an immersive Northern-inspired shopping experience. If you find yourself in either city, pop in to catch a look at the brand’s first-ever pop-up series.
Alexander McQueen’s Tread Slick photography series continues
For the Spring 2020 pre-collection, Alexander McQueen launched a boot called the Tread Slick, which boasted an oversized rubber sole with a canvas upper. It was birthed alongside a photography series that invited global photographers to capture the boot in an environment that means something to them personally, and the Tread Slick quickly became a coveted pillar of the house of Alexander McQueen. Off the heels of this great success, the label has enlisted six photographers — Katie Burnett, Malick Bodian, Gwen Trannoy, Charlie Gates, William Waterworth and Max Farago — to collaborate on another installment of the visual initiative, and it’s nothing short of breathtaking.
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