The extravagant and ever so bubbly Roxy Earle is launching a collection with Le Chateau that drops today. Best known for her stint on The Real Housewives of Toronto, Roxy quickly became the most lovable lady on the show and caught the eyes of fans with her inspiring personality. Earle is now an avid body positive activist and is taking steps to change the fashion world. After being sent clothing from Canadian retailer, Le Chateau and being impressed by their inclusive size range, Roxy sat down with the team to create an “all sizes” collection including pieces made to fit every type of body. “This is the first time in North America that a big girl can walk into a store with her best friend and shop off the same rack. That’s a big deal. This is a moment in Canadian fashion and I’m proud that I’ve somehow created it.”
Fossil Launches Canadian Concept Store
Toronto’s Eaton Centre has become home to Fossil’s first ever “Makers” concept store in the world. The American watch and accessory brand launched their new 1458 square foot retail space with the goal of creating an in-person, memorable experience by providing product-related services. The store is focused on customization and customer service and features unique amenities such as a build-your-own watch station, engraving, and embossing and a mix and match strap bar to really personalize your Fossil. There is also a Service Centre including staff that can offer support for smartwatches, battery replacements, and link strap fittings either on the spot or by appointment.
Tomas Maier to Exit Bottega Veneta
After a good, long run of 17 years at Bottega Veneta, Tomas Maier is stepping down as creative director. Maier was hand selected by Tom Ford in 2001 when Bottega Veneta was acquired by Gucci Group and didn’t show his first ready-to-wear collection until 2005. Working endlessly to revive the then-struggling Italian fashion house, Maier is credited for putting the brand’s name back on the luxury market. Bottega Veneta is now a staple of Milan fashion week and a must-have brand for accessories. As to who might be a worthy replacement to Maier? The question still remains without comment.
North Face Launches a Collection of Refurbished Clothing
Can you believe that every year, 85% of textiles end up in landfills? That’s clothing, shoes, accessories that consumers are just throwing away. North Face has decided to become part of a solution. The outdoor and athletic gear brand launched North Face Renewed, refurbished clothing remade to explore. By taking steps to reduce clothing waste, North Face has come up with a savvy way to recycle clothing while keeping their promise of quality. The renewed gear is professionally cleaned and inspected by experts at the Renewal Workshop; repaired to its original form by replacing pieces, sewing tears and fixing zippers; and quality checked to ensure it’s up to standard. The renewed collections include a full range of men’s and women’s wear to be worn, loved and recycled again.
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