ARCANE

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since my last editorial, but I think this one will be worth the wait! I was super excited to be involved in this shoot because my friend Zaheer asked me to come on board […]

SS14 Top Trends: Romantics

SS14 Top Trends – Shawna Simpson   With Fashion Week behind us, the Spring 2014 RTW trends have been unleashed. And as usual, there was an abundance of darling details released on the runways for the upcoming season.     […]

Mikhael Kale SS13

 

This week I decided to feature my favorite Canadian designer Mikhael Kale. Born in St. Martins and currently residing in Toronto, this designer is taking fashion to a whole new level and will put Canada on the map for high fashion. As quick as Kale takes us on a whimsical and romantic story with his collection, elements of his designs adds an edge to a traditional silhouette.

 

What made his collection so special in my eyes is his ability to draw my eyes to the garment while the details kept me there.

New York Designer: Joseph Altuzarra

Vogue is ready to invest in giving talented young designers the opportunity of a lifetime in their “fashion fund” challenge. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) has teamed up with Vogue for the last nine years in helping young designers build their business and pair them up with industry moguls that will mentor them for success. Each year hundred apply and only 10 finalists will be chosen. The panel of judges includes vice president of CDFA Diane Von Furtensberg, J crew’s Jenna Lyons and Vogue’s own Anna Wintour. No pressure there.

Ella Peru

Ella Peru

 

Ella Peru is a chic Canadian lifestyle brand created for the urban female. The clothing line was established in 2009 and quickly became a favourite among the Canadian media and the label##Q##s clientele alike. In only its first season, the brand was selected as a finalist in the Generation Next design competition for BC Fashion Week. Shortly thereafter, the BC Fashion Week panel of judges voted Ella Peru first place for Best Up and Coming Label of 2009.

 

Creative Director, Su-Hui Chu, developed the clothing line with her vision of Ella Peru as her muse.

Increased Anticipation

 

 

An outfit of simple androgyny, this look is classic and uncomplicated. The look is made up basics, a set of muted essentials. As the only pattern in the outfit is the floral scarf, the all-over solid blacks and blues act as an effective canvas. The addition of floral in this boyish look creates a harmony of masculine and feminine. Tied as a bow, the touch of masculinity comes through.