Including the Gucci x Adidas and CHERSACE collaboration.
Maguire heads for the Big Apple
To celebrate its fifth anniversary, Canadian shoe brand Maguire opened its very first international store in New York. Located on Elizabeth Street in the Nolita neighborhood and a short walk from SoHo, the 1,000-square-foot boutique is nestled between a handful of trendy restaurants and cafes, and neighbors a variety of other direct-to-consumer brands, such as Everlane, Sézanne and Mejuri.
Even after the success of their physical stores in Montreal and Toronto, Myriam and Romy Maguire, sisters and founders of the ethically produced brand, were surprised to be able to open so quickly in New York. “It has always been a dream to one day open a store in this city,” they said. FASHION. “We never imagined that we could do it on our own, being self-employed and still a relatively small business with no big capital to back us up! The pandemic caused a significant drop in commercial rents in New York and when we saw this we decided to jump at the opportunity even though there were many uncertainties at the time.
Opening a store in New York isn’t the only achievement the Maguire sisters have to celebrate this summer. They recently launched their new collection of fashion-forward shoes, colorful handbags and, for the very first time, sunglasses. The limited edition shades come in five different color variations and one style, the ‘Bai’. Named after a friend of Myriam’s who introduced her to the idea of creating sunglasses out of recycled plastic, these sunglasses are the trendiest way to envision a better future.
Gucci launches its Adidas collaboration
The highly anticipated Gucci x Adidas collection is finally here. The two brands have joined forces to reinvent Adidas classics with a groovy Gucci twist. From gazelle sneakers adorned with the double G monogram to retro tracksuits, this kaleidoscope collection has a bit of everything for men and women. The line is available in designated Gucci stores, online and through a selection of pop-up Gucci Pop-Ups, where spaces are decorated with the geometric prints present in the offer.
Alexander McQueen merges fashion and art
To welcome his new collection and illustrate that creativity emerges from countless perspectives, a group of 12 artists were invited to express their individual working practices inspired by the Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2022 women’s pre-collection: TREAT. Each artist has chosen a look from the collection and designed an artwork through their preferred medium, resulting in a temporary installation that showcases the ways art and fashion interact. The artwork will be displayed next to the McQueen piece to which it relates.
Trouvaille launches the new T.Line collection
Canadian lifestyle brand Trouvaille has launched its new collection of fashion and home essentials for T.Line by Trouvaille. Embracing summer living effortlessly, the #002 edition features classic pieces like a light casual dress, off-the-shoulder blouse and gold hoop earrings. The collection is inspired by warm weather ready silhouettes and is the perfect blend of elegance and ease. Prices range from $25 to $325.
John Fluevog teams up with Zandra Rhodes
Canadian footwear legend John Fluevog and iconic textile designer Zandra Rhodes have joined forces to create capsule collection which includes five new styles in totally original colorways. Some of the new patterns include Wiggle Flower, Stripy Wiggle and Swirly Wiggle Flowers, adapted from some of Zandra’s textile designs that date back to the 60s. The fun and wacky pieces launched on June 10.
David Yurman draws his inspiration from the big cities
Timeless jewelry brand David Yurman has launched a new collection celebrating inspiring cities around the world, including Toronto and Vancouver. Inspired during the pandemic by stories of unity, perseverance and optimism, the City elements collection uses the circle to symbolize inclusiveness and hope. The classic collection features mixed metallic patterns, symbolic cutouts, bold colors, eclipse overlays and unique gemstones.
To celebrate Pride Month, pop icon Cher has teamed up with Donatella Versace to create a limited capsule collection aptly titled CHERSACE. The meeting of the two icons resulted in a line consisting of rainbow-embellished and dazzling black t-shirts, logo-embroidered socks and logo baseball caps adorned with the signatures of Cher and Donatella. A portion of the proceeds from the collection, which launched on June 7, will go to Gender Spectrum, a charity committed to the health and wellbeing of gender diverse young people and their communities.