I have become the internet version of a surrogate mother who collects her darling child's fame clippings, something like that anyway... darling child in this case equals Canadians in fashion.
In any case, I remember when Tommy Ton was on this epic trip for GQ France, going around taking photos of the best mens' stores and stylish men in this fashionable country. There was time for a Mean Girls viewing, dinners, etc, all of a sudden it was as though Tommy was living in Paris. Being away so much he pretty much can say he lives everywhere.
Said it a while back...the Canadian School of Fashion is having a moment. Let's say this is their year. CALLA & Mark Fast (Ontario & Winnipeg) get nominated for ANDAM, the young French designer award. Congratulations to both!
I have decided to start this blog as I feel there is something happening with young Canadian fashion designers working abroad: Jeremy Laing and Rad Hourani in New York; Todd Lynn, Erdem, and Mark Fast in London; and Calla Haynes and Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris.
I have been privy to a lot of these designer's careers from the early days, most of them are friends, and though there is no one thing in particular that screams "I am Canadian" or "Canadian design" it is the mere fact that they all came from the same country that allows me to group them.
Why a grouping? I am inspired by the the "Antwerp Six". I think there is a Canadian School of fashion going on right now. I would like to include Tommy Ton in this mix. True, he is not a designer per say but we are living in a digital era and he is influential in this realm.There is no particular teacher or fashion school in Canada that they owe their styles to, but they all come from Canada and never before has the country exported so much rising talent.