Founded in Montreal in 2004 by creative director, Ilan Elfassy, Canadian outerwear brand SOIA & KYO is known for its simplistic styles that reflect timeless and classic designs that are made in Canada with high quality, luxury materials. SOIA & KYO carries a variety of men’s and women’s outerwear including down coats, parkas, wool coats, trench coats, windbreakers and leather jackets. Their first Canadian retail location is set to open in August at Square One shopping centre in Mississauga, Ontario.
Vancouver to Host Canada’s Biggest Sneaker Convention
If you live in the Vancouver area and are a die-hard sneaker/streetwear fanatic, this event is for you. The Vancouver Sneakerheads Group and Vancouver Streetwear Community have collaborated to bring Hype City 3 to the Harbour Convention Centre on June 3rd. This is the biggest sneaker convention in Canada and brings the most popular streetwear brands to your fingertips such as Jordan, Yeezy and the largest collection of Supreme in Canada. During the event, the brands will sell exclusive merchandise like limited editions and rare vintage pieces. If you’re not in the mood to shop you can also spend the day admiring the spread of pop-ups, hearing the stories behind some classic sneaker models, jamming to a live DJ and participating in activities throughout the day.
Nicolas Ghesquière Staying Put at Louis Vuitton
After some speculation that Louis Vuitton might be considering a change of direction, it has been announced that Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of womenswear is renewed. The design house’s owner, Bernard Arnault calls Ghesquière “one of the best designers in the world today” and says he is “very happy that we are continuing our Louis Vuitton womenswear journey with Nicolas.” Since taking over from Marc Jacobs in 2013, Nicolas has been credited with the revival of the French luxury brand. In five years he was able to introduce rejuvenated classics and breathe fresh air and ideas into Vuitton.
Gucci to Show at Paris Fashion Week
The Gucci Spring 2019 collection will be showcased in Paris instead of Milan during Fashion Week on September 24th. The move will tail-end creative director, Alessandro Michele’s French-inspired narrative that began with the Pre-Fall campaign tribute to the Parisian student protests of 1968. The Italian designer staple will also be staging its Resort 2019 collection in Arles, France at the end of this month. But Milan will not have to worry about losing one of their most audience pulling shows for long, luckily Gucci’s move isn’t a permanent one. CEO of Gucci, Marco Bizzarri says they are “looking forward to returning to Milan in February 2019”.
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