Wearing Canada proud at the CAFA gala

Oh Canada! At the fifth annual CAFA awards in Toronto last Friday, fashion’s glitterati came out to shine in a manner that has hardly been a hallmark of prudent, practical, nice Canadians. Sparkle, tulle and trains were the trends of the evening, in most spectacular fashion. There was Toronto socialite and philanthropist Sylvia Mantella in a [...]

Impressions from Toronto Fashion Week

Impressions from Toronto Fashion Week: Wandering in to the revamped, rebranded Yorkville Village, where Toronto’s new fashion week just wrapped its second season, I was struck by the familiar. Montreal retailers Jean-Paul Fortin, Judith & Charles and Sarah Pacini as well as the fabulous Galerie de Bellefeuille have moved into the luxury retail space, formerly [...]

Fashion design: focus on Marie Saint Pierre and UNTTLD

In 1987, Marie Charest had big dreams to launch her fashion design label. Late one evening at the St-Denis St. landmark restaurant L’Express, her friend Thierry made a suggestion: “Use your own name,’’ he advised. That she did, but changed it to Marie Saint Pierre – St-Pierre being her mother’s name. The anecdote is one [...]

Éditions de robes opens shop in Museum Quarter, stocks red collection by the Joncas twins

Welcome Editions de robes, second edition. The Mile End dress shop, known for its dedication to the allure of the dress and for nurturing fresh design talent, has opened a branch on Crescent St., in the heart of the Golden Square Mile. Julie Pesant and partner Michel Lepage are carrying the award-winning collection of Frédéric and Mathieu [...]

UNTTLD’s Renaissance frolic at Toronto Fashion Week

Simon Bélanger and José Manuel St-Jacques are winners. For five years and more, they have been taking home prizes for their fashion daring, including the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition last fall for their spring collection. The fruits of that prize included a runway show last night at Toronto Fashion Week, where they wowed with their [...]

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A portrait of UNTTLD: duo takes Mercedes-Benz Start Up prize, shows fall in Toronto

Here's a Fashion Magazine profile of fashion passionistos José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger of UNTTLD  in the leadup to their fashion show at Toronto Fashion Week on March 15. The pair won the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition with their spring collection. Up tonight: fall. http://www.fashionmagazine.com/fashion/2016/03/17/unttld/  

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