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Signatures Show

Experience Canadian Handmade Live at the 35th annual Signatures Show! Meet and shop from over 180 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans & designers from coast-to-coast. Discover home décor, fashion, jewellery, visual art, children’s clothing and toys, artisanal food items, and many more unique works! #SignaturesOttawa #HandmadeLive

EcoEquitable Fashion Show highlights local, sustainable clothing design

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 […]

Cultural expression showcased at the first-ever Humanitarian Fashion Week

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 […]

City steps into fashion with new March Break camp

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 […]

Darling Yes, what vintage charm!

Carly Smith of Darling Yes has made a splash in the Ottawa handmade community. Darling Yes is a homegrown business, selling jewelry and hand-drawn art creations crafted in Smith’s home workshop. I had the chance to interview Smith about the building of her brand, her designs, and if she had any advice for those looking […]

Island Park Distribution shows off their Ottawa swag

Island Park Distribution is Ottawa’s newest initiative to support artists, while simultaneously throwing their hat in the ring for local fashion. This two part project looks at both the amazing talent of local Ottawa artists, and provides unique and stylish attire showcasing those artists. IPD was founded by Martin Conley-Wood and Richard Monette, who grew […]

Ottawa luxury fashion gets a facelift

As one fashion luxury door closes in Ottawa, a new one opens. The iconic Holt Renfrew, a Sparks Street fixture for the last 78 years, will be closing its doors for good on January 25th, 2015.  Nordstrom, a large high-end American department store, will be taking over the luxury fashion market in Ottawa and will […]

Who needs Queen St. West? Dress like a pop star at your local boutique

The unaffectedly cool anti-pop star and chanteuse of the wildly popular Royals, Lorde, performed in Ottawa this past Thursday, September 11th as part of this year’s Ottawa Folk Fest line-up. With surprisingly relatable lyrics, I’m a fan of Lorde not only for her haunting music but her subtle confidence. Without relying on barely-there clothing or […]

Q&A with Serah-Marie McMahon of WORN Fashion Journal

Post by Régine Paquette and Katie Frappier. The Wornettes are heading to Ottawa to celebrate the release of The Worn Archive. The anthology is comprised of the first fourteen issues of WORN with each chapter dedicated to celebrating a different aspect of fashion. In anticipation of the event, we sat down with Serah-Marie McMahon, founder […]

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