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    The Amazon Designer Spotlight is Back + More Fashion News

    Mic. Carter of L’Uomo Strano. Photography courtesy of Amazon Canada.

    Including how one brand is turning carbon emissions into functional shoes.

    Amazon Canada brings back the Amazon Designer Spotlight

    Amazon Canada’s exclusive online fashion series, the Amazon Designer Spotlight, is back to celebrate another six Canadian designers. Each one’s personal and professional story is wrapped up into two-minute shorts, which are airing on Amazon Canada’s Instagram account. Featured is Mic. Carter of L’Uomo Strano, Hilary MacMillan, Entin Gartini, Matteo Valmora of Valmora, Yulee Harris of Hunter & Trove and Dusty LeGrande of Mobilize Waskawewin. What’s more, the homegrown designers will each receive a $25,000 grant as well as a shop spotlight on amazon.ca.

    Jordan Fisher is the first celebrity to collaborate on an Aldo men’s collection

    Aldo x Jordan Fisher
    Photography courtesy of Aldo

    This week, Aldo marks a new era with the launch of its first-ever men’s collaboration. Joining forces with Canadian multi-hyphenate Jordan Fisher, the collection includes an elevated assortment of everyday Chelsea boots and finely-crafted crossbody bags, all designed and named by Fisher himself. The collab also marks a partnership between Aldo and Nordstrom, as the Jordan Fisher Collection will be available to shop through the fashion retailer.

    Bata’s new exhibition is all about the shoe-obsessed

    Have you ever wondered why some people are so obsessed with shoes? The Bata Shoe Museum surely has, which is what drove director and senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack to explore society’s fascination with the functional fashion accessory. The museum’s new exhibition, Obsessed: How Shoes Became Objects of Desire, explores the history of necessity, innovation, culture and lust around footwear. The exhibition is open now through April 2024.

    New Look launches an exclusive brand with Warren Steven Scott

    Avenue x Warren Steven Scott
    Photograph by Oumayma B. Tanfous

    Canadian eyewear retailer New Look has revealed a new brand, Avenue x Warren Steven Scott, in collaboration with Toronto-based Nlaka’pamux designer Warren Steven Scott. Scott is known for his acrylic statement earrings and ready-to-wear designs that bridge Western luxury fashion with an ancestral approach to design. In this first eyewear collaboration, expect to see colour and a touch of whimsy.

    Birks and Greta Constantine combine carats and couture

    Birks x Greta Constantine
    Photography courtesy of Birks x Greta Constantine

    Love is lots of things, the most obvious being a partnership. Now in a delightful turn of events, Canada’s leading wedding jewellery brand Birks and Canadian designer label Greta Constantine have partnered to create a collection featuring four captivating bridal looks. Each one was inspired by a different Birks engagement ring, making it the perfect pairing to complement your great romance.

    Six artists put their spin on Louis Vuitton’s Capucine bag

    LV Artycapucines fourth edition family photo
    Photography courtesy of Louis Vuitton

    The timeless and classic Louis Vuitton Capucine bags have recently undergone an artistic metamorphosis. For the fourth edition of Artycapucines, a project where LV taps global artists to recreate the iconic handbag, six unique and eye-catching examples of creativity have thanks to the handiwork of Amélie Bertrand, Daniel Buren, Peter Marino, Park Seo-Bo, Ugo Rondinone, and Kennedy Yanko. Each bag in the 2022 Artycapucines Collection will be released in a limited-edition fleet of 200 pieces, and available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.

    Swiss performance apparel brand On reveals a shoe made out of carbon emissions

    On carbon emission shoe
    Photography courtesy of On

    Fashion and science collide in Swiss apparel brand On’s latest launch. After configuring carbon emissions into a raw material, dubbed CleanCloud, the label went ahead and built a first-ever running shoe made entirely from the carbon waste. The biggest challenge? Spending three-and-a-half years figuring out how to make a CleanCloud sole, which is typically made from petroleum-based materials.

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