Hilary MacMillan Does Barbiecore + Other Fashion News
Plus Virgil Abloh's legacy is celebrated at Nordstrom and Levi's x Ganni is the ultimate summer collab.
Hilary MacMillan is a Barbie girl
The best part of Barbie’s dream house? Her closet, of course! And while we’ll never actually be able to sample the doll’s hot pink wardrobe, the Hilary MacMillan Barbie collection comes pretty close. The Canadian vegan and cruelty-free brand has collaborated with the iconic Mattel toy on the nostalgic 15-piece collection ‘Shades of Pink.’ Each piece features references to Barbie through generations, and the capsule includes pins made in collaboration with Canadian jewellery designer Biko. To mark the launch on August 11, MacMillan opened its first-ever pop-up concept store at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto that “transports visitors into a luxe closet inspired by Barbie.”
Virgil Abloh’s legacy is celebrated at Nordstrom
Designer Virgil Abloh, who died in November, was best known for injecting optimism and innovation into everything he touched. So to celebrate the fashion icon, New Concepts@Nordstrom is partnering with his estate on the pop-up Concept 018: Virgil Abloh Securities. Available at Nordstrom Pacific Centre and on Nordstrom.ca, the shop within a shop features a range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear apparel, shoes and accessories, and an exclusive Off-White Capsule.
The Levi’s x Ganni collection is perfect for the last days of summer
Just because “third time’s the charm” is a cliché doesn’t mean it’s not true. And in the case of Levi’s x GANNI, each time has been utterly charming. Their third collaboration, which made its debut at Copenhagen Fashion Week, is inspired by Mother Nature. The eight-piece collection is made with 55 per cent certified organic cotton and natural dyes and already has quite the famous fan base, as the campaign features Emma Chamberlain and friends. Expect elevated essentials for the last few days of summer, from pink jeans to a denim vest, available for purchase on August 18.
Go swimming with Londre x Briony Douglas
Is anyone else feeling panicked that summer is almost over? Make the most of the next few weeks with Londre Bodywear’s swimsuit collaboration with Toronto artist Briony Douglas. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or swimming laps in a pool, the Vancouver brand has got you covered with a variety of bikinis, tankinis and one-piece options, all available in Douglas’s whimsical print. You can also feel good about the purchase because, to date, Londre Bodywear has recycled 750,000 plastic bottles with its sustainable offerings.
Heaven by Marc Jacobs gets the Bladee treatment
Even if you’ve never heard of Swedish multihyphenate Benjamin Reichwald (also known as Bladee), you’ll still be able to appreciate his collab with Heaven by Marc Jacobs, the designer’s diffusion line. The nine-piece capsule collection marries street style with technicolour designs and was inspired by Reichwald’s mixed media artwork. What’s more, the campaign was shot by the Swede’s photographer friend Hendrik Schneider and features fellow musicians Baby Sosa and Oklou.
Allbirds arrives in Toronto
With an environmentally conscious ethos and the current holder of “the world’s most comfortable shoes” courtesy of TIME, Allbirds has quickly become a fan favourite amongst anyone who appreciates ultra-cushioned footwear. The sustainable lifestyle brand has now opened a store in Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre, marking its second location in Canada. You can shop its full assortment of products IRL, including the newly launched Tree Flyer and Sugar Series.