Plus Mariah Carey’s Chopard collaboration and Fendi opens its first boutique in Canada.
Knix x The Birds Papaya redesign their fan-favourite leggings
When Canadian intimates brand Knix first collaborated with content creator Sarah Nicole Landry of The Birds Papaya in 2020, the Knix x The Birds Papaya collection sold out in just 27 minutes! The most coveted item? The Papaya Leggings, which have just been re-released. The ultra-high-rise, shiny-coated Papaya Sculpt Leggings promise to live up to their new name and redesign with new bonded panels cupping the rear for “lift and shape” and a compressing waistband panel to “support you in all the right places and complement the curves of your body.”
Mariah Carey brings drama to Chopard
Mariah Carey is anything if not dramatic, and you can be sure her collaboration with Chopard, Happy Butterfly, is fittingly over-the-top—and dripping with diamonds. The “Always Be My Baby” songstress co-created a butterfly-inspired diamond jewellery set which includes a necklace, a pair of earrings and a ring in Fairmined-certified ethical gold. Whether worn together or separate, the entire collection has us singing, “All I Want For Your Christmas Is You.”
David Dixon releases an arthritis-friendly capsule collection
This week marked the debut of renowned Canadian fashion designer David Dixon’s collaboration with the Arthritis Society Canada, called Fashion on Fire. Inspired by his niece, who has lived with the pain of arthritis since she was 14, Dixon created seven red gowns with no small buttons or back zippers to allow those suffering from the condition to dress with ease. What’s more, the designer teased he has more surprises in store for later this fall.
Fendi opens its first standalone Canadian boutique
It’s been a big week for Fendi. First, the 25th anniversary of its iconic Baguette bag, and now the opening of its first Canadian store at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. While the Italian luxury brand has been available at Holt Renfrew for years, this new boutique features 174 square meters of immersive Fendi finery, including the latest Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear collections, shoes, accessories, and leather goods.
This new Louis Vuitton book pays tribute to Virgil Abloh
Few designers have left their mark as successfully as Virgil Abloh. Nearly a year after his death, his legacy is preserved in the beautiful new Assouline book Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh. Inside the anthology pages, fans will be pleased to discover an intimate portrait of a man born to break boundaries, in addition to an insider look at his eight menswear collections for the French house and a complete catalogue of the designer’s sneakers.
Jewellery designer Marla Aaron arrives at Holt Renfrew
If jewellery designer Marla Aaron isn’t on your radar yet, she should be. The New York City-based brand produces trendy, chunky pieces using various metals, stones and techniques and has quickly garnered much-deserved attention. Now Canadians can see the creations for themselves on September 22 at Holt Renfrew’s Toronto Bloor Street location. The trunk show is open from 11 am to 6 pm, and Marla is taking one-on-one appointments.