5 Most Debatable Food Practices

Everyone recently has decided that the debate on pineapple on pizza is the be-all-end-all of repugnant (or amazing, depending on your preference) foods. I’m here to tell you this is wrong, and that there’s worse things to be irrationally upset about people enjoying. Also this list is definitely exhaustive and objective and should be taken extremely…

Margaret Howell Stays British, Stays Classic

Featured image from catwalking.com. Contemporary fashion designer Margaret Howell kicked off the fourth day of London Fashion Week yesterday, with her first-ever combined womenswear and menswear show. The 2017 autumn/winter collection of this British design house maintained the simplicity that we’ve seen in the past – ties, blazers, and cashmere basics could be seen throughout…

Celebrity Brands You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Featured image from Beauticate. Diddy’s Ciroc and Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit are among the most popular products in the world, let alone in the specific markets they belong to. But they’re not the only items on the shelves made by the entertainment industry. Take a look at some that may be worth looking into: Kora…

Thom Browne On Ice

Thom Browne’s newest FW17 showing featured, oddly enough, a lot of shoes that look like ice skates. Continuing the designer’s themes of varsity and prep-inspired looks, this collection based its looks on figure skating, with models dressed in sporty socks, dress-shirt designs converted into skates, and sports coats and blazers designed with interesting plaid designs. The stage for the…

The Brands You’re Mispronouncing

We all make mistakes. Turns out, your biggest fashion faux pas might actually be how you pronounce your favourite brands. At first blush, it could seem pretentious to place any importance on how you say the name of a luxury fashion brand. But the truth is, these labels are the namesakes of real people and cultures. So let’s pay our…

Being Basic is Fine. Being a Normie is Bad.

I find when a lot of men want to start dressing good, they tend to look to certain guides online that call for wardrobe “essentials.” These guides usually look the same, with a couple basic oxford-cloth button downs, a pair or two or chinos, a pair of black and blue jeans, a couple of T-shirts in neutral…

Prabal Gurung’s Feminist Fall Collection

Featured image from Vogue.com. “Revolution has no borders.” “I am an immigrant.” These are some of the political slogans donned by Prabal Gurung’s team of models for his 2017 Fall Collection during Nw York Fashion Week. The American fashion designer has never shied away from voicing his political stances, despite the backlash he’s received on…

Femininity and Empowerment – 3.1 Phillip Lim at NYFW

The 3.1 Phillip Lim collection was all about femininity and female empowerment. Models walked the runway in pieces which Lim describes to express ideas of “new romantics, colour, curiosity, and courage”, undoubtedly achieving his goal to “mak[e] clothes that women want.” Common in the collection are airy dresses and skirts, asymmetric ruffles, and paper-bag pants. Many…

Model Monday: Ljubisa, Chloe, Simon Sherry, and Maria

Name: Simon Dobransky Scene: Sportswear Years with the show: This will be my third year with the show What is your favourite part about CFS to date? Just having the opportunity to bond with other models and executives has so far made my experience this year a really good one #oneteamonedream What made you want…

Grammys 2017: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Who doesn’t love awards show roundups? Some outfits are dazzling, unique, and cause heads to turn in awe on the red carpet. Others are slightly more questionable, and turn heads for the wrong reasons.  Here are some notable looks that made our list. The Good Adele Adele stepped onto the red carpet in a green Givenchy…

Mo’ Models Mo’ Fun: Kami, Dian, Omar Babac, and Ryan

Name: Babac Salmani Scene: Semi – Formal Years with the show: 1 What is your favourite part about CFS to date? The experience with other execs and models What made you want to become involved with the show? The people involved and everything it does for the community What is your Chatime order? QQ Grapefruit…

No After Party Needed

It was written on the invitations, and on the wristbands to get in. Even emblazoned on the models’ tights. “No After Party.” Those invited to Alexander Wang’s 2017 Fall runway had no reason to expect a post-show party. Little did they know, the main event would be a party all itself. Photo from @harpersbazaarmx on…

Fashion Designer Holds Show on an Airplane

Featured image from The New York Observer. Talk about taking fashion to new heights. Rubin Singer, a designer already known for his evening wear that has been donned by superstars like Gigi Hadid and Beyoncé, decided to make a splash in the fashion industry by making an airplane aisle his catwalk. The aerial spectacle took…

Vogue March 2017 Cover Stirs Controversies

Earlier this week, Vogue released its March 2017 cover, marking the magazine’s 125th anniversary. The photo features 7 models – Adwoa Aboah, Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner in Prada turtlenecks and printed shorts posing together on the beach. The cover was aimed to celebrate modern American women by representing diversity…

Calvin Klein: Revamped

Notice anything different about Calvin Klein recently? It’s a small but also significant change that may be hard to spot unless you know what you’re looking for. Most of the general population are accustomed to the iconic logo on their signature undergarment collections, with high public demand for their underwear due to the wild success…

Model Monday’s: Amir, Nitasha, Vicky, Allahnah, Jordan

Name: Jordan Im Scene: Casual Years with the show: 2 What is your favourite part about CFS to date? Being a part of the final show last year! It was awesome seeing everyone’s hard work all come together at the end. What made you want to become involved with the show? It seemed like a…

Bernie Sanders Acknowledges Balenciaga

Who would have thought that Bernie would become a fashion icon in 2017? The Vermont Senator’s signature style and presidential campaign symbolism was prominent in Balenciaga’s recent menswear show in Paris (*cough*that we covered *cough*). Some looks even seemed to be riffing off of Sander’s “Kirkland Signature” look, such as this one, which heavily draws from the…

Lady Gaga Sports Versace at Super Bowl Halftime

Lady Gaga changed the game. On Sunday night, the singer performed her highly-anticipated halftime show for Super Bowl LI. From atop the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, Gaga opened with a rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” Jumping dramatically into the crowd below, Gaga touched down in custom Versace, and performed a…

Anjali Lama: Indian Fashion Week’s First Transgender Model

Featured image from Getty Images. Anjali Lama makes history at this year’s Indian Fashion Week by being the show’s first transgender model ever. As a child, Anjali was outcasted by her family in rural Nepal when she told them that she wanted to live her life as a woman. “Growing up in Nepal as a…

Riccardo Tisci Leaves Givenchy

It was announced and confirmed today that Riccardo Tisci, artistic director of Givenchy, would be leaving his role at the fashion house after 12 years. According to WWD, the amicable and mutual parting came at the end of his contract on January 31st. His last collections, the Fall-Winter 2017 menswear collection and Spring Couture collection, were both…

Instagram Makeup Spotlight -Thigh Faces

Instagram is a creative platform for many aspiring makeup artists, and has seen numerous different and quirky trends crop up over the years – the 100 layers challenge, glitter freckles, lips with dripping gloss, and even unicorn inspired looks (braided horns are certainly on the wacky side). However, the most recent development in artistic cosmetics features…

A Hero, A Villain, and Some Fast Cars

Whether it’s Johnny English’s Rolls Royce Phantom, Ethan Hunt’s BMW M3 or James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5, fast cars have always been tied to our favourite espionage films. That’s why, for CAISA Fashion Show’s “Espial”, we have outfitted our leads with some slick wheels. Take a look at the cars of choice for our hero…

Brett Johnson at New York Men’s Fashion Week 2017

Brett Johnson returns for his third season at NYFW with a collection inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains in his hometown of Virginia. The designer used a colour palette of brown, navy, and grey hues to represent the landscape. Showcased in his collection are cashmere-wool blends, tweed, woven mohair fabrics, as well as pebbled textures. The…

Ultimate Canadian Men’s Shopping Guide

A Reddit user, thefireontop, has produced an excellent and thorough guide to online men’s shopping in Canada. Rewriting a guide last updated in 2015, thefireontop’s guide provides a nearly exhaustive list of where Canadian men can shop. Organized in a list, the guide even provides the price range one can expect from, the brands carried…

Model Monday’s: Alex, Anastasia, Aidan, Allan, and Konnar

Name: Konnar Lue-Kim Scene: Semi- Formal Years with the show: 2 What is your favourite part about CFS to date? The Show! What made you want to become involved with the show? I wanted to be part of an organization where I could both meet new people and help fundraise for a great cause What…

Our Favourite Lifestyle Pinterest Accounts

Pinterest: the application great for those who love to be creative, explore, gain inspiration, do some research, or gain some insight or advice on how to do things. As a Pinterest advocate myself, I can safely say that I have spent countless hours on the site pinning posts to my various boards ranging from school…

The Tips and Tricks of Online Shopping

Image from Techno FAQ. Online shopping has rapidly become the quickest and easiest way to shop for a university student to shop for clothes. Here’s a look at some tips & tricks to make sure you’re making the most out of your online shopping experience: Outdo dynamic pricing. A strategy used by companies that shows different prices…

Maison Margiela Haute Couture SS17

John Galliano’s Haute Couture collection for Maison Margiela centred around the concepts of filters and deconstruction. Inspired by Snapchat filters, Galliano covered his models’ heads with embroidered faces, hiding their identity. These masks are seem like a perfect expression of the brand’s identity, which emphasizes anonymity both through its design (which feature logos that can be…

UNIQLO x Hana Tajima Debuts Canadian Modest-Wear Collection

Last fall, Uniqlo made its debut in Canada and this season, the Japanese clothing retailer recently announced its collaboration with UK-born designer Hana Tajima to launch an exclusive spring-summer modest-wear line in Canada. The Hana Tajima LifeWear collection will feature casual pieces such as full-length skirts and ankle-length pants, as well as traditional wear, including hijabs,…

Guo Pei Goes Royal at Couture Spring 2017

Pictures from Vogue.com. Guo Pei is much more than a Chinese fashion designer. Known for designing Rihanna’s iconic 2015 Met Ball gown, she is recognized by Time as one of the World’s Most Influential People. So it’s no surprise that her collection was highly anticipated at Couture Spring 2017. The “medieval princess” theme was prevalent…

Creative Spotlight: Ashlyn Mark & Melissa Wong, ESPIAL Makeup Artists

Photoshoots have been underway here at CAISA Fashion Show! On the CFS blog today, we’ll be highlighting two of our amazing student makeup artists, Ashlyn and Melissa: When did you start learning about makeup, and why did you decide to pursue doing makeup artistry? Ashlyn: Ever since I was little, I’ve always had a knack for…

Everyday Diversity: Vetements for Haute Couture Paris

Haute Couture. The words themselves illicit an aura of superiority in fashion, price tags that boast more zeroes than one could possibly imagine, and outfits that the average citizen wouldn’t dream of being able to lift off of a rack. However, Demna Gvasalia has always been a rebel in his role as a Vetements head…

Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2017 In a Nutshell

By Veronica Tang Milan’s fashion industry prides itself on designers and brands that successfully balance boldness and practicality. Every year, viewers return from the runway shows full of ideas about trends and pieces that they will be sporting in a few months. Fendi Did someone say fur? This Roman fashion house has redefined mens’ fashion,…

The Best Moments from Chanel’s Couture Show

“And I must say,” said Karl Lagerfeld, “I love feathers!” Lagerfeld’s couture show for Chanel embraced Spring 2017 with pastels, plumage, and fresh flowers. Take a look at the most outstanding moments from the show: 1. The Mirrored Set The mirrored set at Chanel’s 2017 Spring Couture Show | Image: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters  Models walked this…

Palm Angels: FW17 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

By Veronica Tang Calling all ‘90s kids! Francesco Ragazzi’s collection embodied the urban style of the decade, but added a modern twist. The collection was a combination of traditional preppy and rebellious streetwear. Staple collegiate pieces including polo shirts and varsity jackets were given a makeover to match the overall style of the collection. Baggy…

Millie Bobby Brown Is The New Face of CK

This February, Raf Simons will debut his first collection as the newest chief creative officer of Calvin Klein. In the meantime, Simons has unveiled big changes for the brand. Ahead of the label’s much anticipated show at New York Fashion Week, CK has announced a new made-to-measure service. By Appointment will openly offer customized collections, once…

Giorgio Armani: FW 2017 Milan Men’s Fashion Week

By Veronica Tang Giorgio Armani is no stranger to the cold winter days of Milan, and tailored his winter menswear collection with the focus of keeping warm. Armani’s infamous signature outerwear included military-style greatcoats, velvet jackets, oversized shearling coats, bombers, and last but certainly not least, gigantic padded jackets. Interestingly, models wore gloves and “sleeve-scarves”…

Louis Vuitton x Supreme Team Up for the Ultimate Menswear Collab

Louis Vuitton, a brand synonymous with luxury, paired up with the popular menswear brand Supreme for their Paris Men’s Fashion Week AW17 Collection. Rather than being a chaotic mess of luxe versus streetwear, the collection combined these two elements beautifully and brought together “New York street style and French savoir-faire” with loose cuts and a sense…

Best Pieces for a Basic Women’s Wardrobe

Have you ever opened your closet and told yourself that you had “nothing to wear,” when in fact you had ample clothes? So have I. In high school, I had this mentality that more is better, and because of that, I never really focused on the quality of the product, but rather if it was…

A Breakdown of Balmain’s Latest

Olivier Rousteing stormed Fashion Week with a new collection today, and we’re breaking down the trends the famed Balmain fashion house has set for the new year. BEJEWELLED & BEADED The collection dazzled with scintillating rhinestones and sequins, and the impressive beadwork we’ve come to expect from Balmain. MILITARY Balmain has assembled a military. Storming Paris Fashion Week with a…

Maison Margiela Men’s FW2017

Margiela’s show this season drew inspiration from intellectual movements, reimagining the styles associated with the Beat Generation and modernizing them. The collection serves as an interesting break from the brand’s minimalist associations (though Margiela’s association with minimalism has always been slightly off-the-mark). Frayed and unfinished details create a sense that Margiela’s aesthetic is straying away from the…

5 Online Clothing Stores You Have to Check Out

NA-KD NA-KD carries over 100 international brands including Steve Madden, Levi’s and Calvin Klein. With new products added everyday, you’ll have a wide selection of chic pieces to look through. The store also offers fast and free international shipping, free returns, and a 12% off student discount year-round. Universal Standard A go-to for great quality plus-size pieces,…

Balenciaga: FW17 Paris Men’s Fashion Week

Photos from http://www.vogue.com. Demna Gvaslia’s menswear collection at this year’s Paris Fashion Week was inspired by “the subject of corporate dressing” – it was noted in the show’s notes that the recent move of Balenciaga’s studio and its parent company’s headquarters inspired the new take on officewear. The design team was inspired to create a…

London Fashion Week Menswear Toughens Up

By Erinna Ma Fashion, at its best, has always been a compelling reflection of and commentary on its environment. Nowhere has this been more true than on London’s runways, which were a vessel for the political unrest and emotions felt after a turbulent year – more than a few designers nodded at Brexit as a…

Miranda Kerr x Mother Denim – From Model to Designer

The public is no stranger to Mirander Kerr on the walkway; slender, confident, and angelic, she has become a fashion icon and the face of many brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Prada and Balenciaga. Kerr has also dabbled with designing her own lines, notably in collaboration with Swarovski back in 2015, as well as the…

Fendi FW 17 Milan Roundup

Photo from highsnobiety.com. The (generally) gloomy geopolitical landscape of the current world was captured by the designers featured in Milan Men’s Fashion Week. But Luxury Roman house Fendi didn’t fail to deliver its’ typical flamboyant style despite fellow brands. Words like “BLISS”, “HOPE” and “LOVE” can be found on numerous pieces within Fendi’s FW 17…

Vivienne Westwood FW17 London Roundup

Photo from theguardian.com. While Vivienne Westwood is known to be a global brand and national treasure for the UK, it was the designer’s debut at the London Men’s Fashion Week this past Monday. Known for her environmental campaigning, Westwood’s passion for the planet shone through her designs that carried a DIY aesthetic, showcased by a…

Damir Doma FW17 Milan Roundup

  Similar to J.W. Anderson’s showing for men for this season, Damir Doma’s show in Milan had a hearty amount of chunky knitted garments.   There’s also a decent amount of velvet items here, which has been turning out to be a huge trend. The material also goes a far way at glitzing up some of the…

J.W. Anderson FW17 Men’s Fashion Week Roundup

Medieval Age Imagery. Gender Bending. Oversize. Crochet. J.W. Anderson’s FW17 seems at first glance to be a mismatch of random imagery. At closer look, however, there is a lot here to satisfy buyers. I’m especially fond of Anderson’s effortless items (such as his bombers, cardigans, and printed tees) that have been emboldened with his aesthetic through crotchet details…