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3 Exciting Canadian Fashion Launches On Our Radar Right Now

New offerings from Kotn, Comrags and Smythe we're adding to our closets this fall.

From the first knitwear offering by Kotn to a limited edition line of blanket-wraps from Comrags to a curated edit of wardrobe essentials by Smythe, here are all the new launches from Canadian brands we’re looking forward to adding to our closets.

Comrags has released an array of wearable blankets

Toronto-based brand Comrags has introduced the concept of ‘social blanketing’ with a capsule of luxe, one-of-a-kind blanket-wraps. Meant to layer over sweaters or coats, the outsized patchwork pieces–which feature an adjustable drawstring neckline, exaggerated armholes and a front pouch pocket for keeping hands toasty–are crafted with cozy materials leftover from past collections to add an extra layer of warmth that’s perfect for extending outdoor gatherings this season. As with all Comrags’ pieces, the blankets are in limited supply with only eight made available for the initial release; re-orders are being taken, too.

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There’s a new edit of wardrobe essentials available from Smythe

From a chunky knit turtleneck to the suiting staples they’re famous for, Canadian design duo Smythe zeroes in on must-have closet classics with the Smythe House line. “Like so many of us, we have spent much of the year re-evaluating what matters in life, asking what elements bring joy and cleansing those that do not,” co-founders Andrea Lenczner And Christie Smythe said in a press release about the pieces, which range from tailored basics to a cheeky graphic sweater that says ‘Meh’. “When it comes to wardrobing, this idea translates into multi-use pieces that retain a strong luxury and design element even as they fit seamlessly into everyday life.” 18 items are available now, with a small holiday drop coming mid-November.

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Kotn is making knitwear now

Inspired by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi–the art of appreciating beauty in the natural, imperfect world–Canadian brand Kotn wants to elevate your winter wardrobe with an offering of men’s, women’s and unisex sweater and cardigan styles made from 100% cotton that’s ethically grown in Turkey. “At Kotn, we believe that every item in your wardrobe—especially the ones you wear day-in, day-out—are equally deserving of the utmost care and consideration,” Mackenzie Yeates, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, said in a statement about the launch. “With our new Knitwear collection, we carry on our design pillars of quality, elegance, and ethics through beautiful 100% BCI-certified cotton sweaters; providing breathability, comfort, and warmth for the cold winter months. It’s not enough to care just about the final product, but also about how it got there.”

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