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“Because We Can” Photography Exhibit

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Creating To Survive: A Philosophy Through Photos

Self-taught photographers Moses Kofi and 1 LOVE T.O. contributing photographer SoTeeOh share personal philosophies and creative inspirations through a series of images. Their photography consists of street scenes and portraiture from Toronto to Trinidad and places in between depicting the artists’ unique perspectives on life and creativity. Both artists employ a variety of mediums to showcase their images working with glass, wood, metal and found objects. The show is an immersive visual documentation of both artists’ life experiences: personal philosophies expressed through the lens.

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Opening Reception: October 3rd, 2013 @ 185 Augusta in Kensington Market.

For more info: 185Augusta.com

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Welcome To Rawluck

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Gavin Sheppard most notably known as co-founder and CEO of the internationally award winning arts & cultural incubator, The Remix Project has brought to life a new vision for Toronto. As visionary, strategist, writer and executive producer, Gavin has assembled a young creative team which is proud to present RAWLUCK, a multi-media series. The idea is set in Toronto circa 2022, RAWLUCK draws equal inspiration from the great fables of Robin Hood and the very real stories of Mexico’s Zapatista Movement – Rawluck is at it’s core, a series about how citizens and loved ones navigate and rebel against a new world of state-sponsored oppression. Rawluck is also a cautionary glimpse into the not-so-distant future, exploring themes of community, immigration, justice and health care issues in a polarized Toronto.

Told across mediums, episodes of RAWLUCK come in the form of video, stop motion video, still photography and finally illustration. Welcome to the beautiful struggle.

Today marks the official release of the first 4 episodes – the series picks up again with a new episode the 15th of every month beginning October 15th.

Welcome to the struggle.

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WATCH EPISODES HERE

For more info: welcometorawluck.com

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Introducing NorBlack NorWhite

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Toronto/Bombay fashion label NorBlack NorWhite, known for their signature love for colour, handmade textiles and storytelling through creation, are bringing their flavours to Toronto for their annual BOM x YYZ, 4-day popup shop. Make sure you check out their latest collection at OZ Studios located at 134 Ossington Ave from Sept 11-14th.

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ABOUT
Founded in 2010 by Amrit Kumar and Mriga Kapadiya, NorBlack NorWhite creates by exploring and paying respect to India, designing and documenting through adventure. Raised in Toronto, the duo moved to Bombay in 2009 to explore their Indian roots. Traveling across the country and exposed to its many disappearing art forms, NorBlack NorWhite was born out of a desire to present these ancient practices of textile design, while making them stylistically relevant to their own wardrobes. Mashing up their love for Michael Jackson, the Cosby show and all things old and gold, with their love for classic Indian textiles, their line has retailed in Creatures of Comfort New York, Los Angeles, Bombay Electric, Anthropologie and boutiques in Japan, Portugal, San Francisco, Australia and more. Having been featured in Wallpaper*, Asos, Fashion Television and Vogue India, they were also selected by Frida Gianinni (Creative Director of Gucci) as her favourite young designers from India.

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For more info: norblacknorwhite.com

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3 • W • Y – Spring ’14

Last week Toronto-based brand When We Were Young showcased their Spring 2014 collection at The Foundation showroom in NYC. The design duo, formerly known as “Chaos Theory“, have done a complete rebrand. When We Were Young a.k.a 3 • W • Y will now feature higher quality materials and craftsmanship than in their previous releases. Their Spring ’14 Teaser video features Toronto artist Vital sporting a sleek bilker jacket with weaved leather details on the sleeves and back.

At the New York showcase the models were featured with battered faces and detail oriented pieces; the zipper on the weaved leather sleeve, a dipped hem jacket and leather patches on sweatpants.The collection was full of black, navy blue and dark gray. It was a dark Spring collection done the right way.

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3 • W • Y has grown so much since their last showcase!

For more info: 3-w-y.com

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OVO x Blue Jays x New Era

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OVO drops one of the biggest collaborations our city has ever seen! October’s Very Own x Toronto Blue Jays x New Era announce the release of their 59FIFTY OVOFEST limited edition fitted baseball cap. The hat is 100% polyester (woven) and includes the official Jays logo on the front, New Era tonal logo on the side, with a commemorative OVO ChromaFlex Patch on the other side.

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For more info: octobersveryown.blogspot.ca

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P.Reign x A$AP ROCKY (Video)

Toronto’s P.Reign drops a video with New York’s A$AP ROCKY for “We Them Niggas”, off his “Dear America” project. The mixtape was originally slated to be released July 4th, but got pushed back for a variety of reasons. Check out what P.Reign has to say about the video, collaborations and the mixtape in an interview on Much Music (video below).

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Deconstruction (Video)

“Deconstruction” is a film about overbuilding and preservation by Toronto skate production house Street Feet. The film features some top riders in the city including Cory Wozney, Will Baigent, Malcom Yarde (and many more) skating their way through Toronto’s construction sites.

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For more info: facebook.com/streetfeetskateboarding

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Muttonhead – Spring/Summer 2013

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Muttonhead presents “Good Sport, Eh”, their Spring/Summer 2013 Collection “strongly influenced by the 1970’s sporting culture and style.” This season the collection is made up of 10z denim, corduroy, coated linen, cotton twill, french terry and recycled hemp with classic sportswear cuts and modern shapes. Check out their look-book which is partially composed of a series of vintage style baseball cards.

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For more info: muttonheadcollective.com

Posted by Jessica Franklin

Previously: Muttonhead – “Great Exploration” Collection

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Click That ‘Hood

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Click That ‘Hood is a new game from Code for America that tests your Toronto neighbourhood knowledge. There are two different options to play. The first option allows you to play against the clock while trying to select 20 random neighbourhoods throughout the city. The second option is a little more difficult, as it challenges you to try and identify 139 neighbourhoods. Good Luck!

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