Toronto’s golden boys: Jeremy Laing and stylist Dwayne Kennedy collaborate on an exclusive photo shoot
If Canada’s latest crop of cool has taught us anything, it’s that the ultimate creativity comes from collaboration. Take the sister act behind the newly renamed label Beaufille (formerly Chloé Comme Parris) for example, or the creative team behind Toronto’s go-to nail mecca, Tips Nail Bar. The best results are often a team effort.
It’s with this pretext that Toronto-based stylist and fashion director Dwayne Kennedy operates. Along with his many collaborators, most notably his The Collections partner Brian A. Richards; he’s been responsible for much creative and young gun business around town, including the up-and-coming designer specific portion of Toronto Fashion Week, which has boasted the impressive likes of Rad Hourani and Sid Neigum.
On top of all that, he’s art directing monthly creative photo shoots, molding some of the best young talents with his expert styling edge. For his first foray debuting exclusively on fashionmagazine.com, Kennedy worked with Toronto’s golden boy Jeremy Laing on a silvery photo set starring model Shelby (Elmer Olson) in the designer’s spring collection. Why Laing? “I chose Jeremy Laing to be my first because of his ability to grow each season as a business and stay true to his aesthetic,” says Kennedy. “He is an amazing example of the Great Canadian Designer.”