Photography by Petra Collins
Petra Collins’ design debut at SSENSE and a big birthday for Club Monaco and Kanuk.
Canadian artist Petra Collins has joined forces with luxury Canadian retailer SSENSE for a fashion capsule collection called I’m Sorry. When describing the driving force behind the collection, Collins said in a statement, “I have been desperate to make clothes that I would wear or shoot. I love looking at clothing as costume design. Thinking about what your look brings to your character in your movie—the movie of your life.” The playful 12-piece collection includes matching lingerie and pyjama sets, hoodies, dresses, bodysuits and custom graphics from anime artist Miigo. Collins shot the entire campaign on herself and her friends, Kiko Mizuhara, Ama Elsesser, and Severine Santos. Ranging from $90 to $395, the collection is available exclusively on SSENSE.
MaxMara Launches the Teddy Bear Bag
Introduced in the 1980s, Max Mara’s Teddy coat has become a classic. Reintroduced as a permanent part of the brand’s collection in 2013, the Teddy Bear Coat offers high fashion and function for the most chilling winter days. Launching this year is the newest member of the Max Mara Teddy family, the Teddy Bag. The faux wool and alpaca fur bag with leather handles will be the latest comfort piece to make our must-have list. Carry your valuables in the oversized fluffy tote or just go in for a hug when you need some extra comfort.
Club Monaco Celebrates 35 Years With Some of Their Best Basics
September marks 35 years of Club Monaco. The now international brand began its journey in Toronto with a foundation of clean, cool styling and sophisticated basics in 1985. A black-and-white anniversary campaign highlights the hero products that the brand began with and has reimagined for 2020 such as the black turtleneck, white tee-shirt and white cotton button-down. “Many of these styles were part of the very first Club Monaco collection and we’re looking forward to bringing them into the future with an emphasis on sustainable practices and materials, such as Responsible Wool and Responsible Silk, and Recycled Cashmere,” said Creative Director Richard Chai.
Acne Studios’ New Collection is Made Entirely from Excess Material
“This new series is about finding creative ways to be more resourceful. Acne Studios was founded on design experimentation, and today we want to use our creativity to take positive steps towards becoming more mindful,” says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios, in regards to the brand’s new Repurposed collection. The company’s cool aesthetic will translate excess fabric and material into new pieces that address different design innovations and solutions. The first drop that launched on September 24th combines tweed, leather and denim for a collection of patched together women’s wear.
Kanuk Releases Archival Styles in Honour of the Brand’s Anniversary
Canadian outerwear brand Kanuk celebrates its 50th anniversary with the release of 4 limited-edition styles on September 28th. Inspired by archival pieces from the 1970s, the unisex collection of Canadian-made coats are oversized with cozy collars ready for the inevitable dip in temperature. The retro feel of the Heritage collection is giving us 70s style without sacrificing performance.