Andy Akangah’s hip-hop and anime fashion creations are getting traction from big names all over the world, but what the artist hopes to do in the coming years is connect with his local community.
Lemonade stands. DIY Halloween costumes. Haute couture. Sustainable art. Ottawa-local entrepreneur Karissa Besharah has done all of it. Apt613 met with Karissa to learn more about her creative drive, to shed light on the local fashion scene, and to see how art prints can be eco-friendly.
Alyssa Beltempo is your chic gal next door with a bubbly personality. She creates online content on slow fashion and mindful style from right here in Ottawa. After a career in finance, she transitioned to fashion and styling, where she noticed a disconnect between her clients’ satisfaction and the size of their wardrobe. She started […]
Andrea Mueller makes small, important jewelry. From her workbench, she creates engagement rings, redesigns heirloom gems, and fabricates earrings that brighten and bring meaning to their wearer’s daily lives. Mueller’s clients have given her a unique perspective into Ottawa’s changing relationship with gold and silver: she is frequently called upon to remake old or inherited […]
Apt613’s holiday gift guide brings the bling.
Wellington West has quietly emerged as one of the best neighbourhoods in Ottawa to shop at unique, independent retailers. Apt613 has teamed up with four fashion retailers to get their vision of street style in the summer of COVID-19.
Travis Iverson is working with Impact Hub Ottawa’s incubation program, Impact Academy, to build his business model and launch IverFashion, a line of clothing functionally adaptive to people with disabilities and mobility impairment, while also retaining a stylish look.
Faunapparel, a new Ottawa business, launched earlier this year with a line of sweatshop free clothing and a goal of proving that compassion is always in style.
For the first time ever, Stomping Ground is hosting a streetwear pop-up in conjunction with Unavailable, an online consignment store.
With spring just around the corner, new shops, stores and specialized services are sprouting all along Wellington West in Hintonburg, and pleasing residents with new opportunities to rediscover this vibrant and unique neighbourhood. At first glance walking by Fabrications, an established fabric boutique and sewing studio located at 1018 Wellington West, it may not be […]
We chat with Magpie’s co-owner, Martin Wright, whose business has thrived on being everything the national and international chains aren’t.
Stomping Ground is a new men’s boutique in the Glebe that focuses on timeless, well-made pieces.
Have you ever been on the 95 bus and looked around only to realize that three other people were wearing the exact same coat as you? It may be time to turn to vintage and consignment stores to find some one of a kind treasures that won’t break the bank.
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 […]