This is a big week for local fashion news.
From a new line of Moncton-based pop-ups featuring Montreal brands and casual-chic sleepwear in a month-long virtual marketplace, here are Canadian fashion launches we don’t want you to miss.
Londre of Vancouver launched Longewala
Sustainability-centric bodywear line Londre, founded by besties Ansley Rose and Hannah Todd, offered three-piece capsules of limited-run items, including just sweatspants, oversize cropped sweatshirts, and comfortable dress. Each style is crafted from eco-friendly fibercompanel, continuous-chopped wood pulp and cotton, and the line includes cream, black and sage green minimalist-minded color options.
Sleep shirt and Eliza Faulkner released a collaboration
Vancouver’s The Sleep Shirt and Montreal’s Eliza Faulkner (founded by fellow Central St. Martins Alexandra Suhner and Faulkner, respectively) have stepped on NIGHT to realize their collaborative dreams in order to realize their sleepwear dreams. Coming in many casual versions of an attractive design – made in cotton, 100 percent linen or flannel – the Sleepy Shirt in pieces is blended with the beloved bedroom vibrator’s signature frills.
“I was made into quarantine on this night during the epidemic,” Faulkner said in a press release about the collab. “I was imagining what the holiday season could be like if we stuck home again and didn’t go to parties or go with friends as we usually would. I wanted to create a nighty that is comfortable and wearable, but is also really feminine and festive – something you can dress up a bit during the holiday season, just in case we stop at home again! “
E-tailer Caravan & Company has popped up
Earlier this week, New Brunswick e-commerce brand Caravan & Company opened a holiday-focused pop-up shop that runs until 13 December. Expect to find merchandise from Weyou bags made of colorful jewelry in Cuoco, Peru – all ideas to make the weather brighter.
Souk is back with a one-month virtual shopping event
Founded by Canadian creative director Azmit, Souk – an annual marketplace featuring a host of Montreal-based designers – has gone digital this year thanks to a partnership with the cloud commerce company, Lightspeed. Shop thoughtfully from beauty and fashion brands like skincare line Embody Apothecary, recent Etsy Design Award winner Noemiah, jewelery brand Ora-C and accessory label Veinage.
Gode gives his Bassi tote a new twist
After launching this past spring, Goede – a B-Corp certified, black-owned, Montreal-founded artisan marketplace – brought us a new iteration of the style made in three solid colors and made from 100 percent recycled materials. PET Plastic. The pieces are handcrafted by refugees based in Italy, giving each bag more meaning beyond its ability to curb waste.