5 REASONS THE FOMO WILL BE REAL FOR INNOVA

1. THE INNOVA PLAYLIST GET A FIRST LISTEN TO THE HOTTEST MIXTAPE OF 2018 (COMING SOON TO SOUND CLOUD). SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF REHEARSAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS WORK OF ART. TO PREPARE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT, TREAT YOUR EARS WITH LAST YEARS PLAYLIST.   2. IT’S THE 20…

INNOVA: Not an ordinary fashion show

From choreo to charity, CAISA Fashion Show is not your typical runway show. More than 120 individuals have put thousands of hours into INNOVA to make it nothing short of spectacular. Not to mention you can count on some surprises this year as it is our 20th Anniversary Show. Our Vision The phrase fashion show can…

Model Monday: Chloe, Babac, Nitasha, Justine, and Camila

  Chloé , Semi Formal Number of years in the show: 3 Why did you join CFS? I wanted to be a part of of an amazing family of like-minded individuals dedicated to raising money for charity What is your favourite part about CFS to date? My favourite part of CFS to date was exceeding…

Director Intro: Creative Assistants

Rachel, Creative Assistant  Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 years A description of your position: Mainly worship our creative directors, Abby and Rosie, but we occasionally scope out cool venues for our lookbooks and recruit super talented hair and makeup artists to style our models Why did you decide to join CFS? I saw…

Guo Pei’s Secret Garden Fantasy

Enchantment filled Cirque d’Hiver’s stage as 23 handcrafted pieces of the finest Swiss embellishments made its appearance at Paris Fashion Week. Each unique in nature and individually sewn to the last crystal, Guo Pei stuns the world again with her meticulous works of art. Through a modern interpretation of flowers and roots, Pei portrays a mystic…

Model Monday: Jon, Tya, Alysha, and Forrest

  Jon, Formal Number of years in the show: 1 Why did you join CFS? CFS was always a hit when I was in undergrad. When I came back to Western, I knew I wanted to take part in CFS since I’ve seen so many good things come out of it. What is your favourite part…

Trending Now: Teddy Bear Coats

There has been a new coat trend making its way around, it’s cozy, it’s fluffy, it’s warm – it’s a teddy bear coat. Various influencers have taken to Instagram to show off their much-loved jackets, and not only do they look extremely comfortable, they’ve become a staple piece in their OOTD’s. In particular, I.AM.GIA seems…

How British Rap Artist Stormzy is Changing the Game

On the 21st February 2018, the U.K.’s biggest music awards ceremony: The 2018 BRIT Awards took place.  While Kendrick Lamar continues to be snubbed by the Grammys, their British equivalent seems to have finally turned the corner. Stormzy triumphed over the most commercially successful Ed Sheeran for two of the night’s biggest awards – best…

Introducing: Our Innova 2018 Makeup Artists

With our show approaching in roughly 2 weeks, we’d like to take this time to introduce you to the artists behind the amazing makeup we see in our show! This year we have 6 artists – Diyana, Maryam, Ashlyn, Jennifer, Nivi, and Melissa. 1. What fuelled your passion for makeup? Ashlyn: I continue to run my…

Director Intro: Finance

Kim, Finance Director Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 A description of your position: I manage the budget, grants, bar nights, ticket sales, etc …very exciting stuff!!! Why did you decide to join CFS? Love CAISA, love fashun, love shows! What are some highlights from your experience with CFS? All the inside jokes…

Model Monday : Ginny, Dillon, and Katie

Ginny, Formal Number of years in the show: 2 Why did you join CFS? I wanted to be part of the CFS family! What is your favourite part about CFS to date? My favourite part was definitely the final show. I loved spending the whole day with people I grew so close to throughout the year….

Giorgio Armani Goes Political​ in Milan

Known for the shows he has staged in the city for over half a century, Armani used this experience to produce a minimalistic yet powerful showing at Milan Fashion Week 2018. The co-ed collection was thematically premised on the idea of sophisticated simplicity. The designer explained his thinking behind the more conservative collection by critiquing other designers…

Model Monday: Maya, Nancy, Daniel, and Rachael

Maya, Formal Number of years in the show: This is my 2nd year Why did you join CFS? I had seen videos from previous fashion shows and it looked like so much fun. I thought it would be a great way to get involved and make new friends, all while raising money for a great cause….

Director Intro: Creative Director

Abigail, Creative Director Number of years you’ve been on the show: 2 years A description of your position: Develop the creative vision and artistic themes of the show. We get to work and collaborate with almost every department to make the vision come to life! Why did you decide to join CFS? I’ve always been passionate about…

Michael Kors’s Love Letter To NYC

The Michael Kors’ runway show took place at New York Fashion Week yesterday, from the Vivian Beaumont Theater at the Lincoln Center. On this very special Valentine’s day, Michael Kors is determined to show the vibrant city some love. “I wanted the show to be a love letter to New York,” says Michael Kors. “I’m…

Model Monday: Rebecca, Kwesi, and Jessica

Rebecca, Formal Number of years you’ve been on the show: 1 Why did you join CFS? I’ve seen how much fun my friends had in it in previous years. I also love the idea of combining fashion with dancing to raise money for such a great cause. What is your favourite part of CFS to…

Tom Ford Brings Back the ‘80s at New York Fashion Week

Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2018 line is full of late ’80s inspiration combined with true female empowerment. The designer debuted his latest 2018 collection in front of a packed house at Park Avenue Armory during New York Fashion Week and it didn’t disappoint. A variety of animal spots, sequins and psychedelic colors filled the runway with…

Director Intro: Creative Director

Rosie, Creative Director  Number of years you’ve been on the show: 3 years A description of your position: Creative Director is a lot of fun and imagination in being able to set the story and themes of the show. They also get to work closely with almost every department and collaborate together in executing a great show…

Designer Spotlight: Moon Choi’s Devotion to Gender-Fluid Fashion

A 2017 graduate of Parson’s School of Design, Moon Choi is a talented, rising designer to watch for at New York Fashion Week. To Choi, fashion is the manifestation of a person’s attitude pertaining to life. She believes clothing is not defined by gender, and her aesthetic blurs the boundaries between masculine and feminine. “I try to not…

Sanchez-Kane: Sexual References and Strong Messages

On the “about” section of Barbara Sanchez-Kane’s website, she defines her label as a “Mexican clothing brand curated by emotional chaos.” For the Men’s Fall 2018 collection, Sanchez-Kane presented a set inspired by the lack of sexual education for youths in her native country. Her models symbolized the school boys who learn early on that…

Model Monday: Madison, John, Kelly, and Aidan

Madison, Casual Number of years you’ve been on the show: Just this current one! Why did you decide to join CFS?  I wanted to join CFS because I saw the show last year and I fell in love with the creativity and cause it supports. I love dancing and think I dress alright, so I…

Director Intro: Assistant Director

Nicole, Assistant Director Number of years you’ve been on the show: This is my 2nd year on the show! A description of your position: I’m Assistant Director – this means I’m like the mom of the show and I nag people in order to get everything done on time (also I do admin stuff and help…

Friendship Never Ends: The Spice Girls Two Decades Later

The nostalgia is real right now. The Spice Girls recently reunited and it was everything. The photo surfaced on the girls Instagram pages just a day ago. Within hours fans had gone into a frenzy “liking” the posts over 2 million times and creating a firestorm of rumours. British media outlet, The Sun, is reporting that…

Here’s What Went Down at The 2018 Grammy Awards

This year saw the 60th Annual Grammy Awards broadcast live from Madison Square Garders in New York City. With much hype going into the ceremony, JAY-Z entered the night with eight nominations but it was Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar who were the biggest winners of the night. Bruno Mars won the award of Album…

Givenchy Takes Paris Fashion Week

Givenchy debuts its first collection by British designer Clare Waight Keller at Paris Couture Fashion Week 2018. We were wow-ed with sculpted silhouettes and monastic necklines – a more modern approach to traditional couture. Without a doubt, Givenchy’s Haute Couture collection showcased the mettle of a woman. “I wanted to use the strength of tailoring, but…

Director Intro: Executive Director

Edward, Executive Director  Number of years you’ve been on the show: 3 A description of your position: I oversee everything involved with the show and coordinate all the departments. I also direct the more big-picture/long-term stuff. Why did you decide to join CFS? I made the sets and props for my high school’s big annual production…

The Valentino Spring 2018 Collection is Flamboyantly Chic

Paris Fashion Week continues to deliver dreamy runway looks and today’s Valentino show was no exception. This is a special year for Valentino, as it is Pierpaolo Piccioli’s tenth year serving as Valentino’s creative director. Over the past 10 years, Piccioli has modernised Valentino’s couture to better meet the modern consumer’s needs, allowing every year’s collection to shine…

Surrealism in Christian Dior SS18 Haute Couture

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week has officially begun and if you’re not familiar with Haute Couture Fashion Week, it’s a biannual week-long event unique to Paris. Haute Couture pieces are made by hand and tailored for a single client, whereas Prêt-à-Porter (ready-to-wear) fashion is mass produced and available to a wide variety of consumers. Haute couture…

From Fashion to Philanthropy

As you probably have heard, most of Hollywood showed up in black to the 2018 Golden Globe Awards just two weeks ago to show their support for victims of sexual harassment/assault and the ongoing #MeToo campaign. Now, 39 dresses and tuxedos wore on the red carpet are up for sale on the auction site eBay….

The Ascent of Palace Skateboards

Palace Skateboards has grown to become of the most instantly recognizable emblems in the streetwear world. In the space of a few short years, Lev Tanju has cultivated a brand that has gone from Supreme’s scrappy London sibling to a worldwide cultural force, worn by multiple celebrities and musicians. The brand has gone onto challenge…

Best Time to Buy Clothing

Boxing day is long gone and we’re already counting down the days until Black Friday 2018. Our thoughts are with all those that currently suffer from retail therapy withdrawal. Sure, you told yourself on New Year’s that spending less on clothes and keeping retail therapy to a minimum was one of your goals. We’re here…

Kim Jones Leaves Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones announced his leave from his role as Louis Vuitton’s men’s artistic director after seven years. Jones took over the French fashion house in 2011 and introduced streetwear to the traditional luxury brand whose menswear collection previously relied heavily on wallets, belts, and suits. Emphasizing streetwear fashion, such as track suits, sneakers, and graphic…

Trend Watch: Safety Orange Might Be the New Black

During New York Fashion Week in September 2017, a certain bright, bold color emerged on the runways with the potential to replace the ubiquitous millennial pink: safety orange. From Tom Ford’s sporty, glossy tracksuits, to Fenty Puma’s heels, slides, and work boots, the traffic-stopping shade swept the runways, and it seems the crowd is catching on.  …

The Rebranding of Brian Imanuel

Brian Imanuel, formerly known as Rich Chigga, became viral after releasing his track “Dat $tick” back in 2016. Since then, he has taken the world by storm, just finishing the first leg of his world tour in 2017, and soon moving on to continue his tour in Europe. Despite gaining even more fame, through collaborations…

Our Favourite Street Style Accounts

Street style fashion has become a whole other (expensive) world. It’s hard to keep up with trends in the street style world: new brands popping up everyday, established luxury brands releasing new collections, and the rise of luxury vintage. However, we’ve compiled some of our favourite Influencer accounts to give some inspiration – let us…

Undercover x TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist.

Black Mirror has taken over Netflix and now the fashion world? Jun Takahashi (Undercover) and Takahiro Miyashita (TAKAHIROMIYASHITATheSoloist), two Japanese fashion icons, teamed up for one of the most experimental collections at Pitti Uomo 93. All eyes were on Florence, Italy as their ideologically charged shows themed “order and disorder” were nothing short of revolutionary. Jun Takahashi’s…

Clothing Brands to Watch in 2018: Gymshark

Gymshark is a fitness apparel brand that we have been constantly seeing in gyms around the world. But who are they? Founded in 2012 by Ben Francis and Lewis Morgan, Gymshark has become one of the fastest growing brands in the fitness industry. In just five years the brand has hit over C$70 million in…

2018 Color of the Year

Pantone’s Color Institute has chosen Ultra Violet (Pantone 18-3838) as the 2018 Color of the Year. Each year, the company announces a “Color of the Year” that is meant to be “a reflection of what’s needed in our world today” and to “provide strategic direction for the world of trend and design”. According to Leatrice…

Meet Billy Mitchell, the Man Who Beat “Pac-Man”

Pac-Man, one of the highest grossing game of all times, and one that we all know and love. The player navigates Pac-Man through a maze containing Pac-Dots with the goal of eating all the Pac-Dots and proceeding to the next stage. Eventually, Pac-Man is caught by one of four multi-colored ghosts: Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and…

5 Festive Dessert Ideas

Every holiday feast is not complete without the final course. Ice cream is great but we all look forward to December, one month of the year when simple desserts just don’t cut it. From simple to extravagant, here are 5 jaw-dropping desserts that will surely impress any guests this holiday season. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Fudge…

The Top 5 Michael Bublé Christmas Songs

It is nearly that time of year again – only 24 days –  till Christmas! To get you into that festive spirt, we take a look at the top Michael Bublé Christmas Songs of all time: 1) It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas With over 115 million streams on Spotify, “It’s Beginning To…

This Is What It’s Like to Live in a $95-Million NYC Penthouse

432 Park Avenue – this is the address of the New York skyline’s newest ornament. Standing at whopping 425-metres tall, it is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere. It’s situated in the centre of Manhattan, and the upper penthouses offer a breathtaking view of the entire city: from the Hudson to the East River,…

ATTN: Holidayoncé has arrived 

From being cast in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Lion King, being named the highest paid female musician by Forbes magazine and giving birth to twins you could say that Beyoncé has had a pretty busy year. And just when you began to think there is not much more she could do… Hold…

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Tis’ the season for gift giving and secret santa polls are starting up again. Whether you’re making a wishlist on DrawNames, filling out an Excel spreadsheet, or trying to subtly hint at your friend to get you a particular gift, this list will help you brainstorm some ideas! Wish for a lunch or dinner date…

Tip and Tricks: Prepping and Surviving Black Friday

Black Friday (Nov. 24) is coming up right around the corner, and to my fellow shopaholics, it’s probably one of the best days of the holiday season. First of all, it’s a sign that Christmas is almost here (t-minus 1 month!), and it’s also the perfect time to treat yourself before finals take over! But,…

How to style: Modern Trousers

Colder weather in Canada means that it’s time to bring out our best pair of trousers. We love leggings and denim as much as the next person, but adding trousers to your closets can give some variety on the day-to-day. Unfortunately, trousers can be hard to style and pair with some of your favourite tops…

A&F: From Controversy to Comeback?

Since the days of preppy looks and chiseled abs, Abercrombie & Fitch has struggled to maintain its dominance in the crowded young adult fashion market. Though the company seemed to fade from the public eye, they claim big things are coming. 4 years after a PR disaster, with a new CEO and creative team, the…

Who is Cara Delevingne?

Cara Delevingne is one of the most recognisable faces in fashion. Every generation has its era-defining supermodel, Twiggy in the 60s, Cindy Crawford in the 80s, Kate Moss in the 90s and now Cara Delevingne. With prior show appearances for houses including Burberry, Channel and Dolce & Gabbana, it’s no surprise she became “Model of…