The Weeknd Dons a Custom Roots Jacket + More Fashion News
Including the latest specs from Dan Levy’s eyewear brand.
Roots gifts The Weeknd a custom jacket to celebrate his return to Toronto
On Friday, The Weeknd returned to Toronto to close off the North American leg of his After Hours Till Dawn tour with two, long-awaited shows. To welcome him back to his hometown, Roots designed a custom varsity jacket for the “Blinding Lights” artist to keep. While the embroidery and patches on the Roots piece pay tribute to The Weeknd, the real artistry is inside, as the lining is adorned with art inspired by his Dawn FM album.
In this country, the jacket is the outfit — but Freed already knew that
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Welcome to Canada, where most of our style is conveyed through coats, because we don’t really have any other option. But thanks to Winnipeg-based outerwear brand Freed, options are actually aplenty. Their latest offering for Fall 2022 — the genderless Repurposed Collection, available October 1 — zeros in on no waste with a side of spunky silhouettes, fuzzy vegan fabrics and palettes that require a no-comfort-zone attitude.
Dan Levy’s DL Eyewear releases new styles for fall
Dan Levy is so famous here in Canada that he needs no introduction. But what you may not know is that the television icon has been wearing glasses since the age of eight, and they’re synonymous with his look at this point. With years of experience exploring specs, Levy’s eyewear brand ,DL, never fails to produce arresting styles — and the latest fall offerings are the proof. From shades in pink shimmer (as seen on Levy in the image above) to eyeglasses with minimal metal frames (they scream class is in session), DL has something for everyone.
Jeanne Beker is honoured for her lifetime achievement
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This past Wednesday, the inaugural Women Empowerment Awards took place in Toronto’s ritzy Shangri-La hotel. Set to celebrate the diverse achievements of women involved in Canadian business, leadership and community service, the ceremony honoured Jeanne Beker, fashion icon and award-winning journalist for her lifetime achievement. It was a righteous recognition indeed; the ever-astute Beker has empowered and supported women as change-makers throughout the span of her decades-long career, and we have a feeling she isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Bridal by Eloquii launches with a dreamy wedding wardrobe in sizes 14 to 28
Fashion label Eloquii, an expert in style and fit for sizes 14 to 28, has just launched a wedding pillar dubbed Bridal by Eloquii. Swathed in dreamy whites and romantic pastels, the gowns, slip dresses, jumpsuits and separates suit every prenuptial celebration — from the actual wedding day to engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners and beyond. Plus, you can applaud the brand’s high-end design approach, all while sticking to an accessible price point of $900 or less.
Gear up for new althleticwear — or whatever it’s called in 2022
Athleticwear doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to go do athletic things. The concept of performance and lifestyle pieces have melted into one another, leaving behind fewer rules than there once were. You could put on a sleek co-ord to grab groceries, or a trusty zip-up for a casual Friday WFH day. Case in point: Athleta’s latest collection kicks off the fall season with an eight-piece capsule that takes customers through every part of their day. And thanks to the “Athleta Look,” the eight-piece collection can really create twenty different outfits.
Gigi Hadid designs farm-inspired workwear
Model Gigi Hadid’s knitwear brand Guest in Residence is dropping a workwear collection, affectionately inspired by her lifestyle. “Workwear has played a part in the different spaces of my life. From getting things done around the farm to hustling around during Fashion Week,” she notes in the brand’s release. “This collection combines all of my worlds: It’s comfortable enough to travel, chic enough to wear to meetings and durable enough to still wear on the farm.”
Twelve Canadian Designers reveal their vision of a future without breast cancer
Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cashmere Collection held its 19th annual fundraiser. Kicking off with a fashion show last Thursday titled Celestial Awakening: A Celebration of Strength, Hope and Compassion, a full audience gathered round to see a parade of looks designed by 12 Canadian designers, using nothing but soft sheets of the new Cashmere UltraLuxe Bathroom Tissue. To show support for the cause, Canadians are invited to vote for their favourite design through Vote Couture for the Cure, which will raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society and Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.