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Photography courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

ALT and DVF Talk Studio 54 with the AGO + More Canadian Fashion News To Know

New styles of trousers made for wheelchair users, an upcoming talk between two fashion icons from the Art Gallery of Ontario + more.

The upcoming AGO Talks event features André Leon Talley and Diane von Furstenberg

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Photography courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

As part of the programming for its Studio 54: Night Magic exhibit, the Art Gallery of Ontario will host fashion industry legends — and avid Studio 54-goers — André Leon Talley and Diane von Furstenberg for a virtual conversation on Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm EST. The hour-long free event will offer an intimate look at the iconic editor and designer’s insights into the unrivalled style moments of the ’70s; dressing up for the occasion is obviously encouraged.

IZ Adaptive launches several styles of its Game Changer pant

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Photography courtesy of Iz Adaptive.

With the allure of a great pair of jeans as its inspiration, the Game Changer Collection is the latest innovation from IZ Adaptive, the accessibility-centric brand launched by Toronto-based designer Izzy Camilleri over a decade ago. “It’s the most important work I’ve ever done,” Camilleri says of the designs, which feature a seamless, pocket-free back to prevent the onset of pressure sores that wheelchair users can develop from sitting on such detailing all day. Denim versions come in blue and black styles, and there are chinos and sweatpants to choose from, too. And, there are versions for kids in the works as well.

Hayley Elsaesser introduces new accessories made with recycled plastic

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Photography courtesy of Hayley Elsaesser.

Incorporating some of the most beloved prints from her eponymous brand, Hayley Elsaesser dropped a selection of charming earrings and necklaces fabricated from 100 per cent recycled plastic. The nostalgia-tinged pieces are hand-assembled in Elasesser’s Hamilton, Ont. studio, with the necklaces available in two lengths to suit your personal preference.

Révolutionnaire has collaborated with Roots on a new t-shirt

Two Black women wearing Roots T-shirts designed in collaboration with Revolutionnaire
Photography courtesy of Roots.

Founded with the purpose of “democratizing dance” and “revolutionizing nude apparel,” and now incorporating a wider scope of social empowerment initiatives, Révolutionnaire — a platform managed by sisters Nia Faith and Justice Faith — has partnered with Roots on the creation of a t-shirt to celebrate Black History Month. A donation from the sales of the shirts will go to The Black Academy, a Toronto-based division of the arts-focused not-for-profit B.L.A.C.K. (Building A Legacy in Acting, Cinema and Knowledge) Canada.

There’s a limited edition ring out from MDG Jewellery x Neophyte

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Photography courtesy of MDG Jewellery.

Love is in the air, and Toronto-based MDG Jewellery has teamed up with the boutique Neophyte to offer a heart-shaped ring for the month of February. Set with a striking black onyx and customizable with your choice of birthstone, the made-to-order talisman is only on offer until February 28 so make your move accordingly.

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