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Model Agata Waclawska. Photo by James Parkhill.

The Supercrawl Fashion Show throws back and pushes forward

The City of Hamilton hosted the 6th annual James Street Supercrawl Festival in mid-September. One of the festival highlights is the Supercrawl Fashion show. Located at the southern end of James Street, this free event provides locals, retailers, designers and models with a great opportunity to present the latest fashions, hairstyles and accessories. This year’s …

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Courtesy of Garrison Bespoke

Garrison Bespoke: A suit for every style

PART ONE: WHO THEY ARE When Michael Nguyen moved to Toronto as a child, he didn’t stand out in a room. Part of an immigrant family from a tiny Vietnamese town, he describes his appearance to have been “nondescript” and “low-key.” Unsatisfied, he set out to make a change. At 10 years old, Nguyen bought …

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Photo by Amanda Skrabucha.

Street Style: Kensington Market

Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market is a free community festival that happens on the last Sunday of the month from May to October every year. The event is a chance to celebrate Kensington Market’s neighbourhood and to demonstrate its independent business community. Musicians, artists and performers entertain visitors who come here to enjoy the sights …

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One visitor on his first ever trip to the CNE.

Street Style: Canadian National Exhibition 2015

Rides, games, and eating junk food aren’t the most serious of activities — and a suitable attire doesn’t have to be either. At the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), people from all walks of life came prepared for coziness, but many CNE-goers proved that comfort can still be stylish and expressive. Below, CanCulture photographer Josephine Tse captured …

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Paul Mason opening the show. Photo taken by Andrea Vacl.

TOM* Designer Spotlight: Christopher Bates

Christopher Bates has come a long way since 2009 when he launched his eponymous label. Now producing and designing his collections exclusively and entirely in Milan, — where he trained at the legendary Istituto Marangoni — Bates is bringing his touch of refinement to the Canadian menswear scene. The Vancouverite was the only menswear designer in the …

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