2013 will definitely be the year for Toronto noise trio, Odonis Odonis. With their “Better” EP due out on April 16, an LP on the way, and a forthcoming tour with Metz, nothing’s stopping them. Listen to their latest single “Intelligence,” below.
For more info: odonisodonis.com
Posted by Simone Zucker
The Mackage models strutted down the runway with slicked back hair, a la Vampire in Brooklyn, paired with oxblood pouts. There was an overload (in a good way) of leather in every look. Any fall appropriate garment you could think of had a leather rendition; shorts, leggings, skirts, ties and even turtlenecks. Although the phrase “fashion knows not of comfort” came to mind, the collection was undeniably cool. The leather was not bland and came in a few colours, including a bright orange – in the form of leggings and a somewhat pleated a-line mini skirt paired with a white leather turtleneck. To compliment the natural fabric, the pieces were strategically layered with plaid skirts, vests and heavy wool coats. The coolest being the red ombre wool jacket worn by one of the male models. The pieces ranged from super fashion forward (re:orange leather leggings) to completely toned down, leaving a good selection for those who like to take risks or to those who only really wear clothes for all intents and purposes (i.e down jackets).
For more info: mackage.com
Photos by George Pimentel
Posted by Jessica Franklin
The “L” Word is a series of posts where we feature songs and videos with the word “LOVE” in the title. For most of us, music plays a major role in our lives, especially when it comes to the topic of LOVE. From break-ups to make-ups and everything in between… music has been there along the way. We hope that you’ll be able to relate to some, if not all, of the songs we post.
In this edition of The “L” Word, we’ve selected “Midnight Love” by UK alternative band Cave Painting.
For more info: cavepaintingmusic.com
Previously: The “L” Word: My Kind of Love (Remix)
In the last few weeks leading up to the show Caitlin Power has been featured in an online series titled “Off The Runway: The Making of The Caitlin Power Collection” by Kenton Magazine & Heratics. The 8-part series follows Caitlin Power & Amanda Lao through their journey in creating the collection. Viewers can catch a glimpse of the inspiration and the process involved. While the episodes are only around 2-5 minutes each, they give a valuable insight into the life of a designer in Toronto.
The showroom for the Caitlin Power Fall 2013 collection was packed! Not only were the seats full, but the area behind where people were standing was overflowing. The program started with a short film that featured a behind-the-scenes glimpse of preparation for the runway show and then the models came out. The collection was inspired by Romanticism, steampunk and was created for the powerful woman. Those themes translated through the recurring use of burgundy (in the garments and in the make-up) and the power shoulders in the dresses and tops. The silver eye make-up and slicked back buns complimented the glossy fabrics. The pieces were tailored and defined, featuring sharp lines reminiscent of those seen in modern architecture. In the stands girls were literally lusting in whispers over the black and blue leather sleeveless dress – the show was a success!
Congrats Caitlin & Amanda!
Photos by George Pimentel
Posted by Jessica Franklin
City and Colour aka Dallas Green is dropping his new album, “The Hurry and The Harm”, June 4th on Dine Alone Records. The record will be available for pre-order April 9 on iTunes, and will also be offered as a deluxe version, which will include 3 bonus tracks (a new exclusive song, “The Way It Used To Be,” as well as acoustic versions of “Of Space and Time” and “Harder Than Stone”). Deluxe pre-orders will also include an instant download of “Thirst.”
Check out this recent video of Dallas in the studio.
For more info: cityandcolour.ca
Previously: City and Colour – “Of Space and Time”
Etsy Canada recently released their web series “Make Your Living” as a call to action to inspire Canadian artists to take the leap and turn their passion into a business. Etsy has already helped countless numbers of artists around the world do just this and their eye is on Canada for this initiative. “The amount of talent in this country is astounding, the Canadian handmade aesthetic is slowly nurtured and tended to, not rushed and mass produced. It’s why we have some of the best sellers in the world, and it’s why people love buying Canadian goods, our sellers have a respect for their craft and consumers are looking for thoughtful, quality items that are one of a kind,” says Etsy’s Canadian Community Manager, Nada Alic.
For more videos check out Etsy Canada on Youtube.
Posted by Tahnee Pantig
Toronto designer Anu Raina delivers another conceptual collection, this time, inspired by her first impressions of New York City. The colour palette for this collection comes from the NY cityscapes with smoky pastel blues, greys, rusty browns with a shock of neon green and pink. The prints are of course inspired by the famous architecture of structures like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and the complex city subway systems. The collection boasts a variety of materials including denim, silk, faux leather, wool and more. Take a closer look at some of the photos below.
For more info: anuraina.com
Previously: Anu Raina – “Tathya’s Garden” S/S 2013