Dylan Noble’s textiles create a visual language in the form of clever, idiosyncratic patterns with his company, Merchntt.
Socially-conscious fashion lovers, this one’s for you: On October 26, the second annual Metamorphosis fashion show organized by EcoEquitable will take place at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. The event highlights the work of emerging Ottawa clothing designers working with sustainable and recycled materials. EcoEquitable is a registered charity that provides employment and skill development […]
Christina Manuge’s ensembles are design to look stunning even as they come off.
When you think of Ottawa, do you think of fashion?
The first annual International Humanitarian Fashion Week (IHFW) took place in Ottawa this past Saturday, September 10, under the high patronage of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The event coincided with the UNESCO International Day of Peace. According to the IHFW founder and president Danielle Kadjo, “the event aims to be a national […]
Dîner en Blanc, a chic picnic event hosted in over 70 cities worldwide, made its Ottawa debut. Guests dress head-to-toe in white and meet at a secret venue to dine in style.
A street fashion blogger hit Bluesfest to photograph festival styles.
Over the past few months, I’ve seen the snapbacks labeled with Ott popping up everywhere – from RedBlacks players to kids on the street to Ottawa’s hip hop head Peter Joynt. I got curious and sought out the man behind the brand, Billy Altidor of Over The Top (Ott) Lifestyle. Altidor is part artist, part […]
At Apt613, we love profiling the scrappy upstarts of Ottawa, people working on their dream projects, sharing an idiosyncratic vision, and reflecting the wide range of interests, backgrounds, and talents present in this city. Gargantua Printing, a new, Ottawa-based one-person print shop, caught my eye because of their cute yet outspoken designs and their commitment […]
Alison Larabie Chase is a freelance writer and editor, an avid cook and baker, a shower singer, a cat wrangler, a world traveller, and an Ottawa native. Malorie Bertrand wants to help women buy clothes – but not too many. Oh, and they’ll all be ethically and sustainably made by Canadian designers. That’s the mission […]
I’m extremely envious of the children and youth of today. What my younger self wouldn’t do for the playful apps I now hold so dearly, the insanely cool toys available, or the beautiful children’s books that line the shelves at Chapters. (Full disclosure: I wouldn’t be too overjoyed with the new apple slices option for […]
Local fashion stylist, body positive advocate, mother, and all-round cool girl, Chantal Sarkisian, is no novice in the blogging world. Throughout the past five years she has used blogging as an outlet to share her interests and inspire others. Her journey so far has found her exploring a number of avenues, from reporting on Ottawa […]
Fashion is sometimes dismissed as the most frivolous of the artistic pursuits. But Art in Fashion 613, an event hosted October 17th at Library and Archives, is hoping to change that. The inaugural event is the product of a partnership between Bombshell Revival Designs, an Ottawa-based fashion design venture, and CreativeOttawa.com. Kym Brown, the founder of […]
This week on Apt613 Live, Michaella speaks with Kym Brown of Bombshell Revival Designs about the upcoming event (October 17th at Library and Archives Canada) Art in Fashion 613, a fashion show/burlesque performance/night market. Catch Apt613 Live every Tuesday at 6pm on CHUO 89.1 FM.
For over a decade, EcoEquitable has been providing employment and skills training to immigrant and underemployed women through small-scale textile recycling. They’ve grown from a drop-in sewing centre to offering workshops ranging from learning to operate a sewing machine to pattern making and home decor. They operate a fabric boutique and now they’ve launched their […]