Style

One man show.

In the world of fashion, the path to success is a fickle one. When Mikael Derderian—creative director of eponymous label Mikael D—asserts that his career did not follow a “normal trajectory,” it’s a bit of an understatement.

Strong suit.

Although Christopher Bates is firmly rooted in the reality of the Canadian fashion industry, he is, for all intents and purposes, a rare beast. One of this country’s celebrated menswear designers, Bates is the epitome of his West Coast roots, soft-spoken with a steely and suitably quiet determination.

A global initiative.

On October 16, 1945, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) was created, born from the idea that freedom from want of food can be achieved for the health and strength of all people.

The redux.

A dark forest, a water-laden catwalk, and a disappearing magic act: these were elements present at the Hunter Original autumn/winter 2014 show during London Fashion Week. The first-ever runway collection for Hunter boasts not only their claim-to-fame boots, but also new handbags and outerwear as well.

Omega's recent releases.

When Omega brand ambassador George Clooney sported an 18-karat white-gold De Ville Trésor Master Co-Axial chronometer at his wedding this past September in Italy, the recently released model generated buzz as a star-style choice.

Through the lens.

When fashion and film unite, expect the unexpected. The Giorgio Armani brand is a long-time patron of the arts, and now the company is promoting emerging filmmakers through its Films of City Frames initiative.

Humanitarian handbag.

H Project, Holt Renfrew’s collaborative shop-in-shop, studiously supplies its shelves with items that have an emphasis on craft and culture. This October, Holt Renfrew will launch an updated version of their Gucci Bamboo Shopper.

Celebrating 10 years.

A fusion of Tokyo style and Vancouver sensibility, menswear brand Wings + Horns celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a season of change. The brand’s structured basics are internationally sought-after, known for striking a fine balance of aesthetics and functionality and incorporating an attention to detail that elevates wearable garments into forward-thinking attire.