Rudsak, founded in Montreal in 1994, has grown into one of Canada’s leading fashion brands synonymous with quality, craftsmanship and international instinct. The brands’ visionary and creative leader Evik Asatoorian says of his latest collection, “I think of the 70′s as my favourite era, and wanted to bring that groovy time to life through our designs.” He payed homage to the disco era for the fall/winter 2013 lineup in a way that was so modern, cool and wearable. Metallic touches glimmer in the collection, which draw influence from the new age era of pop culture – while remaining faithful to the brand’s “rebel without a cause” DNA.
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Testing out the “beetlejuice” stripes that have managed to infiltrate nearly every store lately. Decided I’m undecided on them.
It’s no secret that majority of the time I prefer androgynous looks over girly, feminine ones.
Chevron…the cool, edgy older sister of stripes. Chevron is nevertheless a little more difficult to rock (especially on the bottom) as the psychedelic pattern can play some tricky games with the eye. This can make the poor wearer look…wider than they are. The straight, high-waisted cut of these (where-to-buy: next page) shorts makes them flattering and versatile.
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Last Wednesday, April 17th, emerging Canadian designer Hilary MacMillan made her runway debut to an intimate audience of industry, media, and celebrities at the Glass Factory here in Toronto. Featuring a rich palette of red, camel, black, and cream with gold and copper detailing woven throughout, her Fall/Winter 2013 collection was baroque done right – luxe, classy, and super-wearable.
“I was inspired by the richness of the colours and fabrics in the Middle Ages particularly with royalty in equestrian dressing,” says MacMillan. “I pulled my colour palette from this era particularly the rich reds, and golds seen in uniforms when men gallantly rode in on their horses.”
The brand is also 100% Canadian – MacMillan designs, sources, and manufactures everything within Canada. My favourite look was a toss-up between the baroque print suit below (with some seriously brilliant red shoulder panels) and the metallic print pants/black jacket combo pictured first.
Considering this as my next major bag purchase. A couple people have asked me why…and I kind of get why they would ask. I’ve seen it on SSENSE, Shopbop etc. for the longest time but it never really jumped out at me. Stumbled upon a colour block version of it and found myself thinking it would look really good in black and white. It did. The subsequent google trip exposing me to a bunch of street style/runway pics and BAM! A serious case of bag lust. More reasons why:
Well, to start off – it’s big…key for me. My life is in my bag at all time. Which includes – a water bottle, snacks, my wallet, a book, a change of shoes, makeup, etc. etc. The more I can cram in there the better. I also love how it’s black and white…black and white is literally all I want to wear right now. So major. Really feeling how minimalist and understated it is. I know it’ll look good with so many things. And to top it off – it’s reversible. If that doesn’t justify the price then I don’t know what does.
p.s. this post is basically just me justifying why I should buy this for myself…heh.
A street style photo from fashion week I hadn’t gotten around to putting up here yet. By the wonderful Max Kopanygin for MTV FORA.
Got this sweater in NYC Zara, which is so much better than Toronto Zara…but really, what isn’t better in NYC? I loved it because it has that Céline/Proenza Schouler vibe to it. It’s dry-clean only and probably one of those things I won’t get around to wearing too much…but it was too epic to not buy.
top: Zara jacket: Thrifted pants: H&M heels: Alexander Wang sunglasses: Aldo bag: Zara