After 175 years of business, Quebec-based La Maison Simons enters a new era of Canadian retail with a $200-million cross-country expansion.

Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are convinced that timing is everything. The designers behind the award-winning New York menswear label Public School attribute much of their success to being in the right place at the right time.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Combining a modern edge with family heritage, Aerin Lauder is taking Estée Lauder into the 21st century with grace and determination.

“I’m still on cloud nine,” Paul Andrew admits, smiling as he sits in the plush surroundings of a quiet corner of the Room at Hudson’s Bay, referencing his CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund win. “But I can already see so much has changed with the business.”

In an era devoted to curl-and-set rollers and Elnett Satin hairspray, Kérastase’s launch in 1964 in France made more than a few waves with its treatments for hair and emphasis on care.

FROM THE ARCHIVE: On November 12, 1951, the National Ballet of Canada made its debut in Toronto. At the helm is artistic director Karen Kain, one of Canada’s most beloved and honoured ballerinas.

k-os finds his inner beatnik with a new album and a new outlook.

John Varvatos may be designing for a different kind of man. But that doesn’t leave him on the outskirts of fashion. It places him at the helm. It is difficult to find a parallel within the fashion community he is such an integral part of.

The functionality of a kitchen is important. Whether you are faced with a tiny cupboard in an awkward placement beside the stove, or an extreme lack of counter space, we can all relate to the dilemmas of a poorly executed kitchen design.