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Photography MANU AND PASCAL Fashion JOELLE LITT Beauty MANU BELTRAN Model MONICA JOY [ANITA NORRIS]

Featuring Alexander Wang, MSGM, Mo & Co, Brit Wacher, UNTTLD, Loeffler Randall, Markoo, Gorjana, Rails, Frances Valentine, Melanie Auld

10 REASONS WHY I LOVE EVAN BIDDELL

1) We met on the set of Project Runway Canada

2) He hand delivered his pieces to me in NYC in a snowstorm

3) He's from Western Canada (everyone from there is nice)

4) He posts about spinning (I don't do it but he makes me feel like I should)

5) His name sounds good when you say it

6) He loves leather; I love leather

7) Accessorizing is an intentional statement

8) He is self-taught

9) Texture. No explanation necessary

10) Biddell's most recent collection shown at Toronto Women's Fashion Week in partnership with Eco Fashion Week and Value Village, transformed 81lbs of second-hand materials from Value Village, to reflect the average 81lbs of yearly discarded textiles per average North American. This video clip is game changing:

Runway images by Jonathan Hooper

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Photography JAVIER LOVERA Fashion JOELLE LITT Fashion assistant EMILIE LACOURSIERE Beauty NISHA GULATI Model KELLYANNE BILODEAU [CHANTALE NADEAU]

Featuring Shop ShadeAtelier Wonder, Hayley Elsaesser, Eliza Faulkner, Joao Paulo Guedes, Pony MTL, Moschino, Kenzo, Loeffler Randall, MSGM, Simons and Dennis Merotto


COAT CHECK

Canadian winter 'nuff said.

L to R Jennifer Torosian, Markoo, Atelier Wonder, UNTTLD, Malorie Urbanovitch

Mid season is prime for retail therapy because a) a new coat can get you out of hibernation mode and b) they are likely on sale.

Two factors to keep in mind: statement and quality. A statement piece is something to get excited about. The idea is to feel rejuvenated in the dead of winter, and a black peacoat is no fix. Quality is key; a fast fashion piece is basically just that, fast. It may be easier on your bank account but will never stand the test of time.


Here are my top 5 Canadian coats to get you feeling the rest of winter:

Jennifer Torosian A midi plaid complete with mohair belt for the ultimate geek chic. Available at jennifertorosian.com ($725 end of season $435)

Markoo Legit update on the moto. Their Electra Moto is uber sleek with the right amount of detail in the right places. Available at markoostudios.com (price available on request)

Atelier Wonder Camo made a comeback this season and everyone needs a proper bomber jacket minus embroidery. Available at atelierwonder.bigcartel.com, SOOP SOOP, Deux Lions ($319 end of season $220)

UNTTLD They call it the Cocoon fur coat. The name alone should give you positive vibes. Available at reiastudio.com 866-297-9722 ($1990)

Malorie Urbanovitch A classic trench is a no brainer and the two-tone takes it up a notch. Available at urbanovitch.co ($675)