With the year winding down, the time has come to reflect and rediscover some of the highs and lows of 2013. While established designers and up & comers have presented fabulous collections for both seasons, an area that has blown up is designer fashion collaborations. While fast fashion (Target x Phillip Lim, H&M x Isabel Marant, etc) and designer collaborations are a dime a dozen, one area that often gets overlooked is our home grown Canadian designers and the exciting products they have released throughout the year. So without farther ado, here are the best Canadian Collaborations you may have missed from 2013.
Two of Canada?s top menswear brands joined forces this fall to create a capsule collection that embodies their philosophy of high quality products and design. Highlights include, the tonal water pattern on the bags which is originally created by camouflage experts Aqua Design. Pieces are still available on Raised By Wolves Online Store.
For Fall 2013, Aldo continued it?s outstanding Aldo Rise series by collaborating with London based brand Preen. Combining Aldo?s experience in footwear with designers Thornton & Bregazzi?s penchant for effortless elegance with attitude, 3 signature shoes were made. The feminine silhouette, pointed toe and unique texture (pony hair, leather & suede) make this shoe an easy chose. Select sizes are still available online on sale from $76.99-$111.99.
Arguably the hottest new brand to take the fashion world by storm this year was Been Trill. The prevalence of the logo in 2013 can be attributed to them as their in your face, hash-tag aesthetic was seen on everyone from kids in the street to high fashion types this year. Collaborating with Toronto favourite, Nomad, on a long-sleeved tee inspired by old school hockey jerseys & snapbacks, this is a can?t miss drop for 2013.
Bringing back memories of warm summer nights, cult favorite Beaufille collaborated with accessories brand Littledoe this past spring to bring a twist to bohemian chic. Highlights include slouchy pant suits and floppy hats making it the perfect complement for festival season.