Including details of a wearable disco ball.
Bridgerton Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick imagines a line of Regencycore jewelry
After reimagining Regency-era clothing for Netflix BridgertonEmmy-winning costume designer Ellen Mirojnick set the tone for what we’d all wear in the 2020s – we’re talking corsets, ruffles, baby doll dresses. Now she has designed a Bridgerton– collection of themed jewelry in collaboration with designer Monica Rich Kosann, whose fine jewelry brand is certified B Corp. The partnership comes from a new initiative called Seat at the Table, dreamed up by Shonda Rhimes’ production company Shondaland. The program aims to give talented artisans working behind the camera the opportunity to extend their creativity to the consumer level. In this case, Kosann’s affinity for delicate medallions is blended with Mirojnick’s expertise in 19th century romantic drama. It’s a match made in vintage heaven.
Roots collaborates with creative tastemaker Adidem Asteriks*
Since its creation in 2018, house label Adidem Asterix* has attracted a particularly loyal clientele within the Toronto scene. And their reach is growing. The brand was handpicked by Roots to create a capsule for the first Roots Emerging Creators Project (RECP), a mentorship program that nurtures and provides exposure to emerging brands. In the genderless 12-piece assortment of varsity jackets, bomber jackets, hoodies, sweatpants and leather goods, expect to see a total refresh on Roots staples thanks to Aidem’s visionary approach to of design.
“A truly collaborative process from day one, we reinterpreted Roots’ classic product assortment by pairing our strong vision for creative design with our unique appreciation for art, music and urban culture,” said Nicko Bruno, co-founder of Aidem Asterisks, in a press release. Shop products made in Canada at Adidem.World and Roots.com.
This jewelry collaboration combines sculptural forms and abstract art
When two creative women meet, magic happens. Sculptural jewelry brand Vimeriawho manufactures his pieces directly in Toronto, has partnered with the abstract artist Dina Roudman on a portable art board. Appearing in PIC Vintage for a limited time, the range of earrings, necklaces and rings is truly one of a kind.
Vivek Shraya and Mic. Carter imagines a wearable disco ball
A nearly decade-long friendship and shared appreciation for fashion is what propelled the creation of a particularly glamorous shirt. Vivek Shraya and Mic. L’uomo Strano’s Carter, who met on Toronto’s queer scene and bonded over their shared passion for disrupting gender codes, has just co-created an oversized disco ball top. Adorned with zippers that allow for dynamic transformations, the TOWARDS Shirt is designed to be as versatile as the wearer.
“To create this piece with the icon that is Vivek Shraya was honestly a dream come true,” said Mic. Carter in a statement. “The VERS shirt is such a gender-neutral piece that so perfectly synthesizes the dynamic silhouettes of L’Uomo Strano with the radiant glamor of Vivek.”
Nobis launches its first exclusive resale program
Canadian luxury outerwear brand Nobis is on a mission to help reduce everyone’s carbon footprint. Introducing Next by Nobis, the peer-to-peer resale program offers North American buyers the opportunity to extend product lifecycles. And the process is simple. Sellers simply need to post their Nobis jackets for resale on the Next by Nobis website. Items are then authenticated, rated, and made available for another buyer to take home.
Ssense launches an exclusive recycled Acne Studios collection
Multi-brand retailer Ssense, known for its streamlined selection of luxury goods, will house a exclusive Acne Studios collection entirely made of recycled fabrics and materials. Showcasing a range of 17 garments and accessories that incorporate pieces in patchwork, painted leather, satin and reinvented denim, this circular capsule is a cross between streetwear and refined essentials.
Bulgari toasts the new Yorkdale shopping center flagship in Toronto
Last month, Bulgari unveiled its newly renovated store in the Yorkdale shopping center. To celebrate, the LVMH jewelry house organized a big party on November 16 that welcomed VIP customers and illustrious media. In the mid-century Italian space, outfitted with an opulent chandelier, marble walls and several symbols nodding to the brand’s Roman heritage, guests were able to try on coveted fine jewelry pieces such as the serpenti diamond worn by Ashley Park in the winter issue of FASHION.