Monday, November 23, 2009

The Canadians in Fashion Now

New York



Here are the young designers of Canadian origin that are in the world of fashion. They do not belong to a school of design but are certainly building their brands internationally around the same time (excluding Lynn and Taralis whom have been around for a while). I would like to know if I am wrong -do not know a lot about Canadian fashion design in the 60s or 70s- but I think this is the first time designers from this country are having a moment in fashion internationally in such large numbers. Canada constantly has a moment with models, but with designers this would be it.

Fashion Television from Canada

This documentation would not be complete if I did not mention Fashion Television and Fashion File. Most people do not know that it was a Canadian network (CityTV) that pioneered the idea of producing a special interest show focused on fashion. Long before Next Top Model and Project Runway , there was Jeanne Beker's Fashion Television.

Younger generation might also not know that's Tim Blanks was the hots of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Fashion File. A show that was internationally syndicated and was well respected until Mr Blank's departure. Once his replacement came via a reality television competition the show lacked its air of sophistication and insight; needless to say it came to an end.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Canadian Models Now

Daria Werbowy

Jessica Stam

Coco Rocha

Irina Lazareanu

Heather Marks

Famous Canadian models from the late 90s

Tasha Tilberg
Yasmin Warsame
Kirsten Owen

Estelle Warren

The Canadian from the Super Models days

Linda Evangelista coined the infamous supermodel phrase "I don't get out of bed for less than $10000 a day". She and models Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington were dubbed the "trinity" and are commonly credited as the ones responsible for sparking supermodel mania.

Shalom Harlow

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Now the Fashion...

Here some Canadian fashion designers who have made a mark in the international fashion scene over the last decade.

Twins Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared2

Shoe and accessory designer Patrick Cox

Alfred Sung and Joe Mimram of Club Monaco

Alfred Sung along with Joe Mimram founded in the early 80s Club Monaco which became one of Canada's most successful international brands; it was bought by Polo Ralph Lauren in 1999.

Joe Mimram's most recent project in Canada Joe, a high concept/low cost line is done in collaboration within the Loblaws supermarket stores owned by the Weston family whom also own luxury department stores Holt Renfrew in Canada and Selfridges in London.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cool Canadians in Art

Gone, Yet Still
Artist Terence Koh

Some Drawings
Artist: Aurel Schmidt

Untitled (Dark)

Artist David Altmejd

Little Brown Bat

Artist Shary Boyle

Crows, Orange
Artist Tyler Clark Burke

The Architect's Home In The Ravine
Artist Peter Doig

The Killing Machine

Artists Janett Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The Power od Two
Arist Michael Snow

One year of AZT

Collective General Idea

A sudden gust of wind
Photographer Jeff Wall

Photographer Robert Polidori

Oil, photograhy book
Photographer Edward Burtynsky