Fashion

Feature: Monte & Coe

Started with a duffle, now we’re here! The rise of Toronto-based, Canadian-made baggage company Monte & Coe Photography by Riley Stewart “How did you know that it was me?” Andrew Coelho, one third of Monte & Coe, exclaims as I march towards him through a sea of trendy twenty-somethings at a local coffee joint at King and Spadina. “Your bag!” I explain. And it’s true. Without ever having met before, I was immediately drawn to the signature heather-grey felt and …

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Feature: Fresh Train Co.

A FRESH TRAIN OF THOUGHT Brothers Guillaume and Alex Viau are on track to take the Toronto streetwear scene by storm—one fitted snapback at a time. Photography by Cory Vanderploeg It was only three years ago when 22-year-old Guillaume Viau embarked on a journey to Africa with humanitarian organization Free the Children —a decision that inspired him to create a blog that would help him track his experiences abroad. Upon his return to Toronto, he decided he wanted to continue making …

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Profile: Aeon Attire

Photography by Dimitri Karakostas They say that today we are among a generation of entrepreneurs. In an uncertain economy left behind by our predecessors, we’ve been left to fend for ourselves—to create new industries, revisit forgotten crafts and make the most out of what we can find. Perhaps 30 years ago it would have been shocking to hear of three 19-year-old-kids from Toronto putting together a successful accessories line carried in over 18 stores in both Canada and the U.S. …

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#TBT: 18 Waits

With the recent release of 18 Waits Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection, we dove into our vault to revisit our feature on them from Issue 8. With an awesome new video and lookbook, it’s clear that the collection seamlessly bonds functionality and fashion forward design. Inspired by the sea and fishing communities that dot Canada’s coasts, the collection ranges from thick knits to rugged leathers: all key items to stock up on before the season change. Find out more here: 18waits.com | Photos from our original …

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AEON Sunnies

We’re so excited about profiling the talented team of Wei, Wei and No-Wei (his name is actually Patrick) behind AEON Attire in the coming weeks that we had to show our support by sharing the Indiegogo campaign for their sunnies, the latest addition to their accessories collection. The line will feature 12 fashion-forward designs that are made of materials that can stand the regular wear and tear that our sunnies usually get. One might ask, “Why should I buy these …

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Profile: Ovate

Black Magic Audrey Cantwell isn’t afraid of the dark—in fact, she embraces it.   Photographer / Yuli Sato Ovate isn’t for everyone. Browse through the images of the Montreal-based fashion brand, designed and created by Audrey Cantwell, and you will quickly realize the garments and accessories are tailored to a specific type of customer—most likely someone who finds comfort in simplicity, in basics. In her latest collection La Grande Noirceur, Cantwell has continued to stay true to her style by creating …

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