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PUMA by Rihanna AW16 Collection Premieres at New York Fashion Week

on 02/22/2016 - 03:15 pm

New York fashion week is fast becoming an event for many recording artists to debut their latest fashion collaborations with major fashion houses. Some have even begun to drop their new albums alongside the clothing, as we saw with Kanye West and Yeezy Season 3. The day after the Yeezy release, the blogosphere went crazy with the fashion runway show from Rihanna for Puma. 
Rihanna drew inspiration from Japanese street culture and tradition for this first full season collection since partnering with PUMA in December 2014. Mixing that cultural influence with gothic overtones and exaggerated volumes and proportions, the fashion icon challenged the traditional male and female silhouettes a ...

Retailer Feature: A'hoy

on 02/22/2016 - 11:42 am

A’hoy is a small shop located in a picturesque corner of Deep Cove in North Vancouver, BC. The locally owned shop stocks products that complement the area’s Pacific Northwest backdrop of mountains, forests, beach, and water. We recently got a chance to chat with Megan, one of the owners at A’hoy, about the growth of the store and what they have planned for the future.

Q: Please introduce yourself
A: Hi! My name is Megan and I’m one of the owners here at A'hoy. We're a small crew so I wear a lot of hats, but my focus is on buying, merchandising, and creating new A'hoy Goods.

How would you describe A'hoy as a store to someone who h ...

Nordstrom Rack Announces First Canadian Store In Toronto

on 02/16/2016 - 01:38 pm

SEATTLE, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) today announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at One Bloor in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 38,600-square-foot store is scheduled to open in 2018.
The store will be located in Yorkville on the southeast corner of Yonge Street and Bloor Street, a well-known shopping district in Toronto. The new Rack will join Bloor Street retailers that include Holt Renfrew, Prada, Gap, Michael Kors, H&M, and Zara. The store will be approximately one mile north of the Nordstrom full-line store scheduled to open September 16, 2016 at CF Eato ...

Slavin Raphael Named As Canadian Sales Agents for AKID Footwear

on 02/16/2016 - 12:59 pm

We have another brand announcement from Slavin Raphael in Toronto. SR has just picked up the exciting kids footwear brand, AKID. AKID is a new brand from streetwear legend, Matt George and his wife, Ashleigh Dempster. In a few short years, AKID has been placed in better boutiques around the globe and on the feet of A-list celebrities stylish kids.
For more information about AKID, please contact Slavin Raphael via their listing on CUT & SHOW.

AKID, the passion project of street wear guru Matt George and his wife Ashleigh Dempster comes to Slavin Raphael!
The duo attribute much of their inspiration to their stylish son Jasper.

A52 Announces a New Strategic Partnership

on 02/09/2016 - 02:51 pm

A52 Warehouse just announced a new strategic partnership with the Lenton group that will allow A52 to expand outside of Canada. 3rd party fulfillment is fast becoming the norm for many brands. We asked Kevin Kirsten a few questions about this new partnership and what it means to their current business and what their customers can expect in the future. 

Congrats on the investment from the Lenton Group. The press release talks about a strategic partnership to help expand your business. Can you explain to our readers what this means for A52 in Canada? 
We are really excited about the new partnership with Lenton. We have a lot of happy clients at A52 and for many years, we ...

Slavin Raphael Named As Canadian Sales Agents for Outerknown

on 02/09/2016 - 02:07 pm

There is some more news coming from Slavin Raphael camp this week. Avi and his team have just been appointed as the Canadian sales agency for Kelly Slaters new project, and Kering backed - Outerknown. Outerknown has been highly anticipated since Kelly severing his ties with Quiksilver last year. Launching in Canada for Spring 2016, Outerknown will be targetting a more premium account base than previous collections with Quiksilver. Think Acne, APC & Saturdays Surf.

Founded by eleven-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a menswear brand established from an understated approach to design and an overstated approach to quality, cloth, and consciousness. Acclaim ...

The Georgia Straight Q & A with Jen Rainnie

on 02/09/2016 - 11:51 am

 The Georgia Straight just posted a Q & A with our friend Jen Rainnie from Rainnie Marketing Inc. They chat with Jen on how she got her start in fashion, opening up her own agency and some of the challenges in the industry today.
Check out the interview here
For more information on Rainnie Marketing Inc, please see their profile on CUT & SHOW.

KNOWSHOW Video Recap

on 02/09/2016 - 10:45 am

KNOWSHOW is one of the largest biannual trade shows in the Canadian action sports, lifestyle, and contemporary fashion industries. With over 10 years under their belt, KNOWSHOW has brought together industry leading brands, distributors, buyers, and trend forecasters from across Canada to determine what end consumers will find in the coming seasons. 
The guys from the KNOWSHOW just posted a video recap from their January show. Check it out below.

KNOWSHOW F/W 2016 Recap from KNOWSHOW on Vimeo.
For our recap of the show, click here.

Slavin Raphael to Distribute Dry Lake for Canada

on 02/04/2016 - 03:59 pm

Our friends in Toronto at Slavin Raphael just advised us that they are distributing Dry Lake for Canada starting with the Fall 2016 Season.

Dry Lake was born in Stockholm, Sweden with primarily focus on the modern girl who loves to be out and about. The idea was to create and design dresses for moments in her life. The brand is primarily known for its fashionable dresses and characterized by the word happiness which always includes a rich color palette, eye catching prints and details with a sense of luxury.
Dry Lake’s strength is the ability to offer the latest trends each month at a commercial price point combined with superior service. The main ambition is to dev ...

Joe's Jeans Acquired by Sequential Brands Group

on 02/04/2016 - 11:17 am

Sportswear International is reporting that Joe’s Jeans has been acquired by Sequential Brands Group for about $67 million USD. The acquisition includes the brand, related assets and a long-term licensing agreement with Global Brands Group Holding Limited, a leading branded apparel , footwear,  and accessories company.
Sequential Brands Group Inc. owns a portfolio of consumer brands in the fashion, active, and lifestyle categories including Revo, And1, DVS and Avia. 
Read more about the acquisition here.