All About Frank and Oak’s New Clothing Subscription Service

Many of us can relate to the excitement of receiving a package in the mail – whether its clothes you bought online, or your most recent Amazon purchase, nothing beats the ease of getting something delivered to your doorstep and finally getting to open that package you have been waiting so long for. Now, you…

How to get the perfect Autumn photo

Autumn is upon us friends and that means one thing, and its not pumpkin spice lattes and warm fuzzy sweaters (even though it kind of is). This season is great for so many things, including getting the perfect photo to give your instagram an extra bang to close out the year. So here’s a few…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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.  …

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…

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…

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…

3 Minimalist Outfit Ideas Perfect for Cold Weather

As the temperature drops, we wrap up in more and more layers to keep warm while going about our daily lives on campus. My personal struggle with staying warm is very real, and I oftentimes find it difficult to walk the fine line between layering and looking like a burrito. If you have the same…

For $100,000, You Could Sit on a Louis Vuitton Toilet

You read that title correctly. There is now a Louis Vuitton Toilet for sale, asking a lofty price of $100,000. Now while that might seem insane, this is not actually a product designed by LV, but rather an art piece created by artist Illma Gore, who is well known for some provocative art pieces. According…

How to Dress for this Fall-Winter: 2017/2018 Trend Predictions

As we begin to enter the halfway point of Fall and the start of Winter (especially here in Canada), it’s time for another shift in our closets! Here are some of our top trend predictions for the upcoming fashion season: Camo’s Comeback It can’t only be us who’s noticed camo everywhere this season. Racks are…

You Could be #Spotted Next

Some people dedicate their lives to a modelling career but for many in the industry, it was not on their itinerary until the unexpected happened. Here are 4 of my favourite scouting stories to date: The Supermarket  “Check Out” The work of South Sudanese fashion model Alek Wek can only be called iconic since her debut in…

ATTN: #CFSSTREETSTYLE and #CFSOOTD are back!

Calling all fashion-obsessed Mustangs! Are you interested in being featured on our Instagram, Blog, and Twitter for hundreds and thousands of influencers to see? Want your social media accounts to get more exposure with the help of us? Here’s how you can do that: Dress to impress in an outfit that represents your unique style….

A Look Back at Last Year’s Show

CAISA Fashion Show (CFS) is frequently referred to as “more than a fashion show,” but what does that really mean? The term fashion show elicits an image of a low-energy runway with quiet background music playing as models walk the floor in front of an audience. This couldn’t be further from what CFS puts on every…

Best Ways to Shop on a Budget

  As University students, we don’t have loads of money to spend trying to keep up with fashion trends, or trying to revamp our wardrobes. Sometimes, we can get too carried away with how much we spend, especially on clothes or accessories, and especially when we want to “treat” ourselves. But shopping doesn’t always need…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

It’s Fashion Month! Watch Out For These Shows

By Jen Lee Adding to your top list consisting of the always-so-great Gucci, Chanel, and Valentino, here are 5 design houses that you should watch out for this fashion month. Fall / Winter 2017 is on its way! Calvin Klein / Raf Simons (New York) Why Calvin Klein? Beloved fashion creative Raf Simons announced his…

Style Roundup: Pinterest’s 2017 Style Predictions

With a new year ahead of us, Pinterest has recently released their trend predictions for 2017 (can be found here). From fashion trends to places to travel, the compiled board has something for everyone. However, we looked over the list and compiled some of our favourite style trend predictions right here! Denim Embellishments Embellishments on…

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016

Tonight is the airing of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, arguably one of if not the sexiest night in fashion on television. The build up to tonight began over a month ago with the release of the models who will be walking in tonight’s special. The 51 model line-up included familiar faces Gigi Hadid, Kendall…

#CFSStreetStyle & #CFSOOTD Round-up: Week 2

To see how you can be featured on our Blog, Twitter, and/or Instagram check out this article ASAP for all rules & conditions. @helentiffanyc View this post on Instagram Adidas sponsor me pls 💛 #cfsootd #cfsstreetstyle || PC: @jess278 A post shared by Jiaying (@helentiffanyc) on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:31pm PST We’re getting major model off-duty…

#CFSStreetStyle & #CFSOOTD Round-up: Week 1

It’s been approximately one week since we’ve announced the re-introduction of CFS Street Style Sundays and let’s just say so many of you brought your A-game. Be sure to follow our IG and Twitter @caisafs as these amazing #ootds will be posted throughout the week! To see how you can be featured on our Blog, Twitter, and/or Instagram check…

4 Rad Debut Designers to Watch from Fashion Month

By Veronica Tang Fashion Month is the best time of year to draw inspiration from the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris. Not only did we get an idea of what will be in style the next season, we also saw what some new, young, up-and-coming fashion masterminds are brewing. There are a…

Prestige For ‘Lesstige’: The Minimalist Man

I genuinely believe that when movies are made about the mid-2010s in the future, we will be nostalgically remembered for minimalist style. In an era where we’ve become increasingly obsessed (perhaps even unhealthily) with streamlining and simplifying our day to day life through apps that make labour easier and food products that make eating unnecessary, this aesthetic…

Changing Creative Direction in Fashion Houses

By Erinna Ma This year has seen a generous number of designer shake-ups at several of our favorite fashion brands. Demna Gvasalia replaced Alexander Wang at Balenciaga! Meanwhile, Anthony Vaccarello brought his masculin-féminin style to Saint Laurent with the departure of Hedi Slimane. And what are we to make of the rumors about Sarah Burton…

ATTN: We’re Bringing Back Street Style Sundays

Calling all fashion-obsessed Mustangs! Are you interested in being featured on our Instagram, Blog, and Twitter for hundreds and thousands of students to see? Want your social media accounts to get more exposure with the help of us? Here’s how you can do that: Dress to impress in an outfit that represents your unique style….

Fashion Flashback: 6 Rachel Green Outfits We Love

Notorious for her amazing fashion sense, lovers of the popular TV show Friends will know what I mean when I say: I love Rachel Green. Friends has had a pretty special place in my heart for a while, and will continue to live on as one of my favourite TV shows, just as Rachel’s (and 90s) fashion…

5 Must-Stream Fashion Films on Netflix

A night in with Netflix has never been more fashionable. Here are 5 fashion flicks for you to stream in style.  The First Monday in May (2016) The First Monday in May is an all-access pass to the 2015 Met Gala. Watch the worlds of high fashion and celebrity collide on fashion’s biggest night, as Vogue and the Metropolitan…

Andrew Bolton – Curator, The Costume Institute at the MET

Andrew Bolton has been the curator of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Musem of Art since 2006. His exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is one of these most succesfull exhibits The Costume Institute has ever showcased.His exhibitions have been recognized as the most inovative and groundbreaking collections in the Museums History. He has been…

Sarah Burton – Creative Director, Alexander McQueen

After working with Alexander McQueen for 14 years, Sarah Burton took the creative reigns of the iconic fashion house following the designers tragic passing. She has subtly shifted the houses aesthetic while keeping the spirit of McQueen’s vision alive. Burton, originally from Manchester moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins. In 1996 on she…

Spotlight: Sustainable Practices in the Industry and Why They’re Important

With rising pressures on our environment and the ever growing sustainable industry market, it is no surprise that numerous companies, (both big and small), are moving towards conscious practices (whether it be veganism, being eco-friendly, using recycled fabric, being cruelty free, etc.). Why are sustainable practices and the movement so important? Personally, I think this…

Bonnie Brooks – Vice Chairman, Hudson’s Bay Company

Appointed Vice Chairman of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 2013, Bonnie Brooks has been influential in the redesign and rebranding of the department store. She has re-vitalized the store’s sales, marketing, and merchandising revamping the iconic image of the Bay into the 21st century. Before being the Vice Chairman of HBC, she was the President…

Student Discounts for the Shopaholic

Who says that you need to wait until the Holiday season to get some great deals on amazing clothes from high-quality brands? Well, the CFS team has got you covered with an ultimate guide of student discounts from our favourite clothing stores (because there’s never a wrong time to go shopping or make the last-minute decision…

Aimee Song – Founder, Song of Style

Aimee Song, American Fashion Blogger and founder of Song of Style was one of the original pioneers of the fashion blogger movement. She has over 2 million page views per month and over 4 million Instagram followers. Her Instagram aesthetic has inspired millions of other bloggers and Instagrammers, with its soft pastel hues and collection of fashion,…