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Photography courtesy of Vieren.

Here’s All the Fashion News You Missed This Week

Canadian designer Sunny Fong has co-founded a line of luxury unisex watches, Club Monaco is now available at Hudson's Bay, and Sentaler just kicked off a new year of #SENTALER4SickKids.

Say hello to the Canadian-founded luxury watch brand called Vieren

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Photography courtesy of Vieren.

Co-founded by Canadian fashion designer Sunny Fong and entrepreneur Jessica Chow, the new Swiss-made watch brand Vieren just launched four unisex hand-crafted inaugural styles that feature automatic movements and take six months to craft. If you want to get your hands on one, hurry – only 100 pieces in each look have been made.

You can now get Club Monaco’s pieces through Hudson’s Bay

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Photography courtesty of PRNewsfoto/Hudson’s Bay.

In need of a one-stop shopping experience? Canadian retail icons Hudson’s Bay and Club Monaco have joined forces, meaning a selection of Club’s minimalist-minded wares are now available at 21 Hudson’s Bay stores as well as online. Expect to find closet essentials from cashmere sweaters and tailored trousers to WFH must-haves like hoodies and tees.

Métis artist Christi Belcourt has collaborated with Montreal-based label Katrin Leblond

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Photography courtesy of Katrin Leblond.

Using former Valentino collaborator Christi Belcourt’s happy-making Bee print, designer Katrin Leblond developed a capsule of playful basics including leggings, track pants, a tunic and more. “Something I’ve wanted to do for a while is fabric design,” Belcourt explained in a press release, adding, “I’ve always wanted to have pieces that I myself would want to wear. I am a plus sized person and am now 54. I wanted to be part of creating clothing that I would find accessible, comfortable and beautiful for all ages, sizes, shapes and occasions.” Leblonds adds, “Fashion for me is about making wearable art. It’s a way to make art that’s affordable.” A portion of proceeds from the collection’s sales will go to Nimkii Aazhibikong, a year-round, land-based Anishinaabeg language and traditional arts camp that Belcourt is actively involved in.

Sentaler kicked off its current #SENTALER4SickKids campaign

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Photography courtesy of Sentaler.

This week, Toronto-based outerwear and accessory brand Sentaler began the fifth instalment of its #SENTALER4SickKids initiative, meaning proceeds from the brand’s signature ribbed accessories sold from now until March 30th, 2021 will go to the SickKids Foundation. “In our children’s ‘new normal’, they can no longer play closely together as they once could,” Bojana Sentaler wrote in a letter about the launch. “They cannot hug or hold hands with their friends. Often, they cannot even see when their teachers are smiling at them from behind their masks. These are just the surface effects on healthy children who are attending socially distanced schools or learning virtually from home. But what about those who were already fighting their own battle? What about the children who were already facing health challenges before COVID-19 impacted our lives?” In an added gesture of kindness for those who need it most, Sentaler has also sketched colouring book pages to distribute to SickKids patients.

The Goodee Hoodie now comes in three new colours

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Photography courtesy of Goodee.

Known for being a marketplace for ethical wares from around the globe, B-Corp certified and Black-owned Montreal-based business Goodee just released a new batch of its Goodee Hoodie in three fresh colours: a dusty rose, cheerful yellow and buoyant blue. Each hoodie is made in partnership with Kotn, meaning they’re fabricated from super-soft Egyptian cotton. Time to get cozy!

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