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    Welcome to the World of Chanel High Jewellery + More Fashion News

    Photography courtesy of Chanel

    Plus Mr. Saturday joins Roots and Ba&sh is coming to Vancouver.

    Chanel’s newest book is an ode to its high jewellery

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    Photography courtesy of Chanel

    Back in 1932, when Gabrielle Chanel launched her first high jewellery collection, she said, “I used my penchant for all that shines to try and reconcile elegance and fashion in a set of jewellery.” The same can also be said of Chanel’s contemporary collections, both of which have been amalgamated into one beautiful book, Chanel Haute Joaillerie, published by Thames & Hudson. Take a trip through history as breathtaking photos are revealed from the brand’s archive and more recent wares are captured in a new light.

    Mr. Saturday joins Roots

    Just when you thought Roots couldn’t get cooler (ICYMI, it’s now dressing The Weeknd and Chance the Rapper), the Canadian heritage brand has introduced Joey Gollish, the brains behind Mr. Saturday and CAFA’s 2022 Menswear Designer of the Year, as the Creative Director in Residence. While not much has been revealed, we expect to see many more varsity jackets and streetwear influences moving forward.

    Herschel’s Nova Project is back

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    Photography courtesy of Herschel Supply Co.

    Herschel’s Nova Art Project is back for a third year in a row. For those unfamiliar, the initiative turns the brand’s signature Nova backpack into a canvas for female artists. This year the chosen talent is Arty Guava, a Malaysian-born, Vancouver-based artist and graphic designer, who designed two signature prints for the project: a coral-hued picnic and wild midnight rendezvous.

    Ellie Mae teams up with Kids Help Phone

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    Photography courtesy of Ellie Mae

    Over the past three years, Canadian brand Ellie Mae has done incredible work with Kids Help Phone, but nothing has ever looked like this. This year, the designer reached out to Toronto elementary schools and asked students to draw what they thought of when hearing the words “feel out loud.” After collecting their artwork, creative director Ellie Mae Waters chose a select few to feature on clothing and accessories, with all proceeds from the capsule going to the charitable organization. “To see firsthand the illustrations from young people that showcase their [mental health] struggle made me that much more grateful for Kids Help Phone and the work we do with them,” shares Waters in a press release.

    Ba&sh comes to Vancouver

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    Photography courtesy of Ba&sh

    Vancouverites: are you looking to get your Parisian fix without the cost of a plane ticket? Look no further than Ba&sh’s new store coming to West Georgia Street. The retail concept pictured above is the first example of the French brand’s new global design concept, which according to a press release, focuses on “a soft, natural aesthetic: organic materials, rounded shapes, burned wood details, and Venetian plaster.”

    Ayimach Horizons x Dr. Liza is a walking work of art

    Photography courtesy of Dr. Liza

    Dr. Liza’s love of bold prints reaches new heights with her collaboration with Métis visual artist and fashion designer Jason Baerg, of the label Ayimach Horizons. The playful pattern, seen here on the Canadian footwear brand’s best selling Onii booties, comes from Baerg’s painting Ispisîhêw ᐃᐢᐱᓰᐦᐁᐤ S:He raises. But if you’re looking for a more subdued option, the duo also released a removable ankle strap that can be added to various Dr. Liza styles.

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