Tom Daley launches his own knitting kits
It’s likely that you’ve seen footage of gold medal diver Tom Daley knitting away on the sidelines of Olympic competitions. He’s garnered so much attention — almost effortlessly, as this is a form of self-care and expression for the athlete — amassing a following of 1.4 million on his knitting-dedicated Instagram page. Now, diver Daley is bringing the cozy, chunky cables of wool right to you with the launch of his own brand, Made With Love by Tom Daley. Included in this launch are 15 knitting kits for all levels of expertise, each one complete with needles, biodegradable pure wool yarn and patterns. Get your hands on the first launch (named 1896 after the year of the inaugural modern Olympics), and choose from kits that range from jumpers and cardigans to accessories and novelty items.
The Palais Galliera celebrates the late Alber Elbaz with Love Brings Love exhibit
Paris fashion museum, The Palais Galliera, is hosting an exhibit that honours the life of renowned designer Alber Elbaz. Mimicking Paris Fashion Week’s October 5 tribute show that was organized by the fashion industry (46 fashion houses and designers, both established and emerging, came together to create pieces inspired by the man and his prolific legacy) to pay homage to Elbaz, the exhibit will immerse visitors in a full runway experience, exactly recreating the unforgettable night in fashion history. From the order on the runway, to the music, effects and lights, expect to see the Love Brings Love presentation just as it showed live two months ago. If you’re travelling to France between March 5 and July 10, 2022, capitalize on the one-of-a-kind opportunity to relish in the flowing gowns, long trains, dresses with ruffles, big bows and printed drawings of Elbaz.
Frank And Oak opens a new flagship store in B.C.
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This week, Frank And Oak opened up a west coast flagship location in Kitsilano B.C. Officially the largest location yet, this store is a notable achievement in the label’s growth strategy. What’s more, the Montreal-based brand is expanding its retail footprint outside of North America for the very first time, with a location opening in Shanghai, China on December 1. Plus, an additional international location is set to open in Chicago, Illinois.
Gucci’s Vault is showcasing 12 jewellery designers
Gucci’s online concept store, Vault, is showcasing a new intake of talent. Twelve creatives who work with the art of crafting jewellery — Seb Brown, Mondo Mondo, Bernard James, Bleue Burnham, Charlotte Chesnais, Georgia Kemball, Martine Ali, Rebekah Kosonen Bide, Fraser Hamilton, Castro Smith, Tétier and Elie Top — will be hosted on Vault and contribute their stories to the creative and ever-growing platform. Additionally, Vault will simultaneously present its fourth drop of pre-owned vintage Gucci pieces, handpicked by Creative Director Alessandro Michele and the fashion house’s archivists.
Tiffany & Co. staged a celebration of love in Niagara Falls
This week, Tiffany & Co. paid tribute to Niagara Falls — one of the natural wonders of the world and a place known to inspire romantic, love-filled gestures. Using the massive waterfall as a backdrop for its About Love campaign the iconic jewellery brand projected the About Love video onto the historic decommissioned Toronto Power Generating Station. Now that’s a grand gesture.
Kanuk opens flagship store in New York
Montreal outerwear brand Kanuk has made its inaugural landing in the United States, officially opening its doors to a flagship location in New York City’s SoHo neighbourhood. This is the brand’s first standalone store outside of Quebec, and is designed to have a sensory experience evoking Montreal’s emblematic winter climate. Shop the array of punchy coats and puffy styles, with exclusives designed for the location.
Want opens new retail concept in Montreal
Want Les Essentiels announced it has opened a brand new flagship store in Montreal’s historic Mile-End neighbourhood. The space is inspired by transitional and mobile spaces, featuring clean lines and cool tone shades that don’t distract from the artful nature of Want’s leather goods.
KATLA comes to Canada
Conscious womenswear brand KATLA is now shipping to Canada, and as of December 6, the website will offer Canadian currency for an even smoother customer experience. Inspired by the raw nature of Iceland, the timeless fashion brand embedded with conscious practices will continue carrying the goal of reducing fashion’s negative impact on the environment across the world.
Canadian jewellery brand Bloodline Vancouver pop-up
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Vancouver-based jewellery brand Bloodline Design is hosting a pop-up shop for locals to shop its never-before-seen capsule collection and best-selling heritage pieces ahead of the holidays. After 25 years of crafting high-quality, handmade pieces, the brand has proven to have a timeless element to its designs, and has kept itself available to everyone with prices that range from $100 to $2000. The pop-up is located at 2235 West 4th Avenue and is open until December 4.
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