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LXRY 360: Day Three At WMCFW

CHRISTOPHER BATES Trained in Milan at legendary Istituto Marangoni, Toronto-based Christopher Bates is an intrepid designer achieving a meteoric rise in the fashion industry. His eponymous menswear line is gaining traction with retailers, consumers, media, stylists, and celebrities. His runway collection last night was featured alongside with our friends McGregor Socks which provide the sock wear for the models, their first time being on the runway. Excited for Cdn [email protected] World MasterCard Fashion show Toronto. Styled by @GKWCC‘s @J_Costigan_ — Ian McLean (@IanMcLeanKW) March 19, 2014 Dramatic opening from @CBatesMenswear — WMCFW (@WMCFashionWeek) March 19, 2014   [email protected][Read More]

LXRY 360: Day Two At WMCFW

THOMAS BÁLINT Thomas Bálint has become a staple of the avant garde at World MasterCard Fashion Week. Presenting on the runway for the fourth time, Thomas Bálint will exhibit his Spring Summer 2015 Collection. His brick-and-mortar boutique opened in Toronto in 2012 while his work is available internationally throughout Austria, Germany, Italy and Japan First row seats at @THOMAS_BALINT androgyny at it’s finest #WMCFW — Aimée Brothman (@amouraimee_) March 18, 2014 Start with #ThomasBalint Runway .. @WMCFashionWeek — Noush (@NoushMostaghimi) March 18, 2014 Fuzzy leg-warmers and menswear at @THOMAS_BALINT @WMCFashionWeek #WMCFW — Justine iaboni (@JustineIaboni) March 18,[Read More]

LXRY 360: Day One At WMCFW

Here is a recap of what happened last night at #WMCFW for their FALL/WINTER 2014 collections: Mikhael Kale, Vawk, Beaufille, Line Knitwear, and Sid Neigum. Mikhael Kale Known for his conceptual approach to fashion with attention to detail, craftsmanship and tailoring. Since returning to Toronto, Kale introduced his eponymous label in 2007 and has been recognized by international publications such as WWD, The New York Times, T magazine, and Dazed and Confused. Fuchsia flower power @mikhaelkale #wmcfw — KENTON Editors (@KENTONeditors) March 17, 2014 +1 RT @KENTONmagazine: Mint moto jacket @mikhaelkale – love. #wmcfw — Style (@HuffPostCaStyle)[Read More]

How To Knock Off A Luxury Bag

The headline might have grabbed your attention, the same way it grabbed ours. This is a brilliant ad because it actually showcases the Saddleback Leather bags and what makes them different from cheap knockoffs. A must see. Luxury brands take note. Enjoy! [Image source]

Made To Measure: Toronto’s Gucci Store Is One Of Three

Toronto’s flagship store is only one of three to offer made-to-measure services. The Toronto location provides full customization with 82 different fabrics and is one of 4 stores in North America to offer made-to-order handbags. Prices start for a tailored men’s suit at $3,000.00 For the full story, visit our friends at Retail Insider. [Photo source]

Baume & Mercier Clifton Watches: From Bay Street To Bay Front

Success requires perfect timing. Something that many business people, big wigs, entrepreneurs, and big time celebrities know. The idea that you can be at the right place at the right time can really change your whole world. Time is money, so don’t be caught wearing something that doesn’t reflect your time. This is exactly what the new Clifton timepieces by Baume & Mercier offer. With a long standing history filled with prestige and innovation, it is no surprise that these new pieces are the perfect addition for the modern day man; a man who not only desires a classic everyday[Read More]

A Brief History Of Watch Complications

Do you know the history of your timepiece? Watches have been around for hundreds of years, where small intricate metal pieces make up one complicated and beautiful object of machinery. On the face of a watch it could be something so basic, so sleek, but behind the casing, it’s something completely different. Enjoy scrolling through this infographic on the brief history of watch complications: Source

Salvatore Ferragamo To Make It’s 2nd Entrance Into The Canadian Marketplace

[A] name that comes synonymous with luxury is the legendary Italian born Salvatore Ferragamo. Born into a family of 14, a young Salvatore discovered his passion for shoes at the tender age of nine, eventually making his way to Naples to study the craft of shoemaking. After a year of studies he returned home to open a tiny shop in his parent’s home. He ended up immigrating to Boston a few years later, where one of his brothers was working in a cowboy boot factory. This was when Salvatore would convince his brothers to move to California, where he opened[Read More]

David Yurman To Showcase New Designs In New Yorkdale Location

[J]ewellery designer David Yurman and wife Sybil have certainly come a long way from their bohemian routes but have definitely managed to keep their heritage strong. With items like the iconic cable bracelet and the buckle collection, it’s no wonder why David Yurman products are in such high demand! The new Yorkdale store will be the brands first stand-alone Canadian location and will offer the full line of David Yurman products. This will include his classic collection of male watches, an idea that was sprouted from collaboration with his son Evan. The collection is composed of a Chronograph, a Moon[Read More]

Brooks Brothers Bring The 1920’s To Life In The New Great Gatsby Movie

With such a highly anticipated movie based on such a classic in the works, it’s extremely difficult to capture the full visual spectacle of a movie like The Great Gatsby without looking at the clothes in close detail. Catherine Martin worked with Brooks Brothers to bring these visions of beautiful suits, tuxedos, dresses and more to life in the iconic movie. GQ reported that Martin created hundreds of looks and outfits for not only the star of the movie, Leo DiCaprio, but for the supporting actors and every other male extra in the film. Quite extraordinary to go into that much detail for[Read More]

White House | Black Market To Open Up Shop in Yorkdale

Most of the Canadian market might be unfamiliar with White House | Black Market and that’s because it is an American born brand and was until now, unavailable to the rest of the world. Standing at 351 boutique and 24 outlet stores throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, the brand has certainly made it’s entrance into the market since its opening in 1985. Starting out originally as The White House, a tiny women’s boutique offering only white and ivory apparel and accessories in Maryland and deciding to continue with the monochromatic theme, the owners decided to open up[Read More]

John Varvatos Brings New York Style To Canada

Mostly known to us Canadians through his celebrity mentor role on NBC’s Fashion Star and segmented product offerings through Holt Renfrew, John Varvatos is about to make his first full collection debut in the Canadian market. The Greek American contemporary menswear designer launched his first line in 2000 after heading out a long menswear design career at Polo Ralph Lauren, even leaving his mark on the beginnings of the Polo Jeans Company. Since then he has been not only the recipient of multiple CFDA awards but was also named GQs designer of the year in 2007. And although there being[Read More]