Style

Lady of the house.

Francesca Amfitheatrof, Tiffany & Co.’s ambitious new design director, isn’t afraid to think outside the little blue box.

Planes, trains, and totes.

Design team and twins Byron and Dexter Peart know that travelling can be a chore—airport check-in, security, compromised cabin leg room. The Ottawa natives created Want Les Essentiels de la Vie, a line of voyageur bags and accessories, in 2006, and this fall, the duo added an accessories collection.

Pattern breakers.

The legendary French maison has welcomed six creative revolutionaries from varying fields to give their interpretation of the signature LV monogram for a series of bags and trunks in celebration of the brand’s 160th birthday.

Well-intentioned.

It all begins with water, and the act of giving with no expectations of receiving in return. It was a poignant lesson, delivered by Obakki founder Treana Peake to an audience of 2,500 in Vancouver last month for TEDxVancouver.

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.

Home shopping.

There’s a phrase common to the fashion set, a notion of revisiting your existing wardrobe: “shop your closet”. But Holt Renfrew gives new meaning to the saying with the Apartment, a 1,000-square-foot private shopping suite at its Yorkdale Shopping Centre location in Toronto.