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    The RealReal and Gypsy Sport Upcycle Denim + More Fashion News

    Photograph by Ana Kras

    Including a new pair of elbow-length opera gloves that are sustainably made.

    Gypsy Sport and The RealReal repurpose denim

    The RealReal Gypsy Sport
    Photograph by Ana Kras

    Despite the iconic allure tied to classic blue denim, it’s quite a pollutant textile. So to challenge the garment’s impact on the environment, Gypsy Sport designer Rio Uribe has partnered with online luxury resale marketplace The RealReal to create a genderless collection of repurposed denim. Using signature denim treatments and Gypsy Sport appliqués, old items that wouldn’t otherwise be sold on The RealReal have been reimagined into pieces like jeans, jackets, corsets, a mini dress and more. They will be waiting for a new home on and in The RealReal’s Brooklyn store.

    This swimwear brand takes a trip above sea level

    Ocin re:current batch 02
    Photograph by Kenta Goto

    Once again, Canadian swimwear brand Ocin is dabbling in above-water wares. On Earth Day, the second wave of its upcycled streetwear collection, dubbed re:current batch 02, was released. Designed alongside Hayato Koshizuka of Kamuy Vintage and rooted in the essence of inspiring thoughtful relationships with what we own and consume, this assortment of fashion uses embroidery and unique screen-printed patterns to give old stuff new life.

    Hugo hits up Palm Springs

    Hugo House Coachella
    Photography courtesy of Hugo

    It’s officially festival season and Hugo kicked it off with the ultimate party. The newly rebranded label held a series of events in Coachella Valley last weekend within its exclusive Hugo House, a creative hub for TikTokers and talents, and at the Hugo x Soho Desert House pop-up. It was a hotspot at Coachella, drawing in actors like Riverdale’s Charles Melton, Euphoria’s Chloe Cherry, Rob Raco and FASHION’s March 2022 cover star Dilone. Viral TikTok creators could also be found in this space, creating #HUGOYourWay content to share with millions of people worldwide.

    Melanie Auld wants you to play with your jewellery

    Melanie Auld Jewellery spacers on hoop earrings
    Photography courtesy of Melanie Auld

    This week, Vancouver-based brand Melanie Auld introduced a new category of jewellery to its roster. Welcome the very versatile Spacers, better described as pendant beads that merge function with the beauty of the craft. These charming loops stack perfectly onto necklace chains, hoop earrings and bracelets to create endless accessorizing options that range from bright and colourful to sophisticated and subdued. It’s all up to you.

    Be the drama in these chic but circular gloves

    Photography courtesy of Nonie

    It’s a good day to put on a pair of opera gloves. Canadian brand Nonie has just launched the newest and most fabulous addition to our wardrobes, a sleek, elbow-length pair of black gloves. And the best part is that they’re fully circular. The zero-waste gloves are produced from recycled materials and are recyclable at the end of their life, so the only thing we need to question is, do sustainable opera gloves make fashion more dramatic, or less dramatic?

    Athleta Girls partners with Simone Biles on a limited-edition collection

    Athleta x Simone Biles
    Photography courtesy of Athleta

    For Olympic medalist and gymnast Simone Biles, designing an activewear collection has been a lifelong dream. That’s why her first collection with Athleta Girls is so impactful.

    “My inspiration behind this collection was to create clothing that is both cute and comfy and can be worn from school to practice while uplifting girls and encouraging them to chase their dreams,” Biles said in a press release. This limited-edition line for girls ages six to 12 features a mix of shine and matte fabrics, punchy colours and clever designs.

    Oscar Wylee drops new lenses

    Photography courtesy of Oscar Wylee

    Take a gander at Oscar Wylee’s new Lunar Ultems jewel-tone collection. Hot for transforming high-quality thermoplastic into trend-setting optical glasses and sun shades, the spec label has married futurism with fashion, and it’s never looked so good.

    Canada Goose introduces its next-generation fleece

    Canada Goose kind fleece
    Photography courtesy of Canada Goose

    Kind Fleece is the newest asset in Canada Goose’s collection of outerwear. Debuting via four new zip-up styles, this ultra-soft and breathable fabric is built from a blend of recycled wool, wood-based Tencel Lyocell and plant-based Sorona Polymer, furthering the brand’s sustainability achievements of keeping the planet cold and the people on it warm.

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