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Erdem Announces Extended Sizing + More Fashion News You Might Have Missed This Week

Erdem announces extended sizing for its collections

Photography courtesy of Erdem.

Canadian designer Erdem Moralioglu is wrapping 2020 with a message of inclusion thanks to the introduction of his eponymous brand’s extended sizing options. Erdem will now offer pieces in sizes 2-18, starting with its Pre-Spring 2021 collection. The announcement is part of what Moralioglu describes as “a long-term commitment to making the brand more accessible”, moving the availability of broader sizing away from simply a bespoke clientele.

Raf Simons introduced the e-commerce platform, History Of My World

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Photography by Ken Claes.

Named after Raf Simons’s 2005 10th anniversary collection, the creative’s newly launched e-commerce platform is decidedly distinct from his eponymous brand, initially offering an array of limited-edition housewares including candles, blankets and a selection of publications including Isolated Heroes, a visual collaboration with photographer David Sims. While some items on the site have (unsurprisingly) sold out, there’s more to come – meaning there’s still opportunity for you to have a little Raf to call your own.

Sporty & Rich has made an exclusive holiday capsule for Selfridges

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Photography courtesy of Sporty & Rich.

Inspired by British heritage moments like when Diana, Princess of Wales, went cool and casual, the newest capsule collection from Sporty & Rich – the lifestyle label launched by Calgary native, Emily Oberg ­– has been launched in partnership with London-based luxury retailer Selfridges. The assortment of athleisure pieces and accessories tout the brand’s most recognizable slogans including “Be nice, get lots of sleep, drink plenty of water” (reminders we could all use heading into a new year, no?) and are currently available on the Sporty & Rich website, with availability through Selfridges starting the week of Monday, December 21st.

Ssense is upping its collaborative efforts with a new cross-disciplinary project

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Photography courtesy of Ssense.

Starting off with an inaugural fashion collection by American playwright Jeremy O. Harris which boasts a gender-neutral selection of items including shirting, trousers, comfort-centric separates and more, SSENSE’s latest launch has hit the internet. SSENSE Works promises to be a cross-disciplinary platform for the likes of collaborators such as Harris, aimed at cementing their legacy; Harris has doubled-down on this idea by donating proceeds from his collection to a theatre-based grant effort.

“It is a humbling honor to be invited by SSENSE to continue my exploration in shifting the perception of who theatre is for and how one integrates new communities into one of our world’s oldest art forms,” Harris said in a statement. “Moreover in this moment of an unprecedented stasis of theatre globally it is a privilege to be able to commemorate the energy of artists like Zora Neale Hurston and Adrienne Kennedy, while simultaneously raising funds for American Playwrights by donating 100% of my royalties to The Bushwick Starr’s Pet Project Grant as I join my community in America to ask for politicians to reinstate the New Deal’s #FederalTheatreProject.”

Harry Rosen just partnered with DoorDash on a same-day gift shop service

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Photography courtesy of Harry Rosen.

If lockdown has put a damper on your gift-giving outlook, Harry Rosen and DoorDash are here to save the day. Offering a mix of curated giftables from fragrance to outerwear to cold-weather accessories, the brands have collaborated on a same-day gift shop delivery service in Toronto and Vancouver (with a launch in Calgary coming this Monday). The only catch? Aside from being in delivery range you must also place your order one hour before store closing, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, “There’s no time like the present.”

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