The pocket watch invites the modern man to embrace its legend.
Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo was only 16-years-old when he arrived in Hollywood, opening a little bespoke shoe shop that quickly became a favourite amongst Golden Age starlets—Jean Harlow, Lauren Bacall, and Audrey Hepburn all glided across red carpets in Ferragamo heels.
The sidewalk outside of Frank & Oak’s newly minted Montreal flagship is bare; no superfans have pitched tents on the pavement, the way they do when mass market retailers release collaborations with fashion’s elite. This is something different.
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, co-founders of Rag & Bone, are relaxing in a private room on the second floor of Vancouver’s Nordstrom. They are here for a cocktail party, scheduled later in the evening, to promote their latest collection.
Toronto florist Dominika Solan’s aesthetic takes cues from the jam-packed vines and blooms splaying out of darkness in sixteenth-century Dutch oil paintings.
Marley Hodgson, founder of Ghurka, had always aspired to gratify the “quiet confidence and adventurous spirit” of his clients.
In 2014, the co-founders of Artigiani Milanesi packed their entire artisanal cashmere manufacturing business into two 40-foot-long shipping containers and left the industrial bustle of Milan. Their destination was Bowen Island: 50 square kilometres of forested, rocky beach-rimmed land in Vancouver’s Howe Sound.
Harry Winston’s new Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic watch collection unites horology with lepidoptery: each of the four timepieces feature a dial decorated with the iridescent powder found on a butterfly’s wing.
It really is a great photo. Grace Kelly, coolly beyond the fuss around her, emerges from a car wearing sunglasses and a fur coat. A hand reaches in from off-frame and holds the door for her, while a suit-clad Prince Rainier III gently supports her white-gloved wrist. It’s a moment in fashion history, captured.