Rei Kawakubo

In the pink: looking back on 2016 and forward to a rosy 2017

I’ve taken a bit of a break recently. Call it writer’s block, call it indolence, call it a holiday – the empty screen has been haunting me to the point that it’s become a thing. Like not thinking elephant. I wanted to write my traditional year in fashion wrap – how Canada actually made it [...]

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Maria Balla’s Les Créateurs: an appreciation

Boutiques come and go: it is part of the cycle of retail. But the closing of Maria Balla's Les Créateurs in January was a particularly sad day for fashion retail in Montreal. The respected retailer with signature red hair said she was fed up with retail, citing a host of factors from the economy to the [...]

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