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The world of fashion is constantly evolving, with new collaborations, innovative designs, and exciting store openings. In this edition of Fashion Buzz, we dive into the latest updates, from the revamped Knix x The Birds Papaya leggings to Mariah Carey’s dazzling partnership with Chopard. Let’s explore the fashion highlights of the week.
Knix x The Birds Papaya Redesign:
Canadian intimates brand Knix joined forces with content creator Sarah Nicole Landry of The Birds Papaya in 2020, and their collaboration was nothing short of a sensation. The Knix x The Birds Papaya collection sold out in just 27 minutes, and the standout item was undoubtedly the Papaya Leggings. These ultra-high-rise, shiny-coated Papaya Sculpt Leggings are making a comeback with a new design. Featuring bonded panels for lift and shape at the rear and a compressing waistband panel to provide support in all the right places, these leggings promise to be a game-changer for fashion and function.
Mariah Carey’s Dazzling Chopard Collaboration:
Mariah Carey, known for her dramatic flair, has teamed up with luxury brand Chopard for a breathtaking collaboration named “Happy Butterfly.” The collection, designed in Fairmined-certified ethical gold, is inspired by butterflies and includes a necklace, a pair of earrings, and a ring—all adorned with diamonds. Whether worn together or separately, Mariah Carey’s Chopard collection is a radiant and opulent expression of her style.
David Dixon’s Arthritis-Friendly Capsule Collection:
Renowned Canadian designer David Dixon unveiled his collaboration with the Arthritis Society Canada, titled “Vogue on Hearth.” This special collection, inspired by his niece’s struggle with arthritis, features seven elegant pink gowns designed without small buttons or back zippers. These thoughtful design choices aim to make dressing easier for individuals affected by arthritis. Dixon has also hinted at more surprises to come later this fall, showing his ongoing commitment to this important cause.
Fendi’s First Standalone Canadian Boutique:
Fendi, the iconic Italian luxury brand, marked a significant milestone this week with the opening of its first standalone boutique in Canada, located at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. While Fendi has been available at Holt Renfrew for years, this new boutique offers an immersive Fendi experience. Spanning 174 square meters, the store showcases the latest Women’s and Men’s Ready-to-Wear collections, footwear, accessories, and leather goods. Fendi enthusiasts in Canada now have a dedicated space to explore the brand’s exquisite offerings.
Louis Vuitton Pays Tribute to Virgil Abloh:
The fashion world mourned the loss of Virgil Abloh nearly a year ago, but his legacy continues to shine. Louis Vuitton has released a stunning Assouline book titled “Louis Vuitton: Virgil Abloh,” dedicated to the influential designer. Inside the anthology pages, readers will find an intimate portrait of a visionary who broke boundaries, a behind-the-scenes look at his eight menswear collections for the French house, and a comprehensive catalog of his iconic sneaker designs. This tribute celebrates the enduring impact of Virgil Abloh on the fashion industry.
Marla Aaron’s Arrival at Holt Renfrew:
New York City-based jewelry designer Marla Aaron has been gaining attention for her modern, chunky pieces created using various metals, stones, and techniques. Now, Canadians have the opportunity to discover her designs in person. Marla Aaron’s trunk show will be hosted at Holt Renfrew’s Toronto Bloor Street location on September 22 from 11 am to 6 pm, with one-on-one appointments available. Don’t miss the chance to explore her captivating jewelry creations.
Fashion continues to captivate and surprise with its ever-evolving trends and collaborations. From the Knix x The Birds Papaya leggings getting a stylish makeover to Mariah Carey’s dazzling Chopard jewelry collection, these developments showcase the dynamic and creative spirit of the fashion industry. As designers and brands push boundaries and explore new horizons, fashion enthusiasts have much to look forward to on their style journeys.