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,…

Runway to Racks: See Now, Buy Now

By: Jen Lee Social media is now an integral aspect of marketing in fashion. With the prominence of e-commerce and online marketing, digital consumers are born and shaped into an era of immediacy. With this, designers are experimenting the See Now Buy Now business model. You’ve been hearing the term See Now Buy Now recited…

The (Purported) Death of the Skinny Jean

Post By Russell Christmas   I’ve been seeing a lot of talk recently in the fashion media that skinny and slim fits are totally gauche, and that looser, baggier fitting jeans are the only denim trousers that those who are in the know will wear with pride. So is it time for ‘fashionable’ men to throw out their current jean…

Met Gala Theme for 2017 Revealed

On Friday, October 21st the Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed that next year’s gala will be celebrating the one and only Rei Kawakubo, founder of Comme des Garçons. This marks an important event in history for the gala as it is the first time a living designer will be the sole focus of the exhibit…

Hermès Built a City in Tokyo

This month, Hermès revolutionized the pop-up event, building a 30,000 square-foot city for one night, and one night only. The pop-up appeared in Tokyo at the Haneda International Airport. Titled the “Nature of Men,” the event featured a fall menswear show, and various art installations. The micro-city was an interplay of both architecture and technology, creating a high-fashion event lasting…

The Best-Dressed Men on Instagram

  Instagram puts fashion right at your fingertips. For your daily dose of inspiration, look to some of Instagram’s best-dressed men. Whether you swear on suits, or live life in street style, these are the masters of menswear you need to follow. @CHRISTOPHERBARK  @CHRISTIANCONFIDENTIAL @THEBIRKINBOY @ALIGORDON89 @OH_ANTHONIO @SOY_RAKA @WHATMYBOYFRIENDWORE @MATTHEWZORPAS Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram: @caisafs  …

Paris Fashion Week: The Roundup

By Eshan Shah Clearly, fashion has saved the best for last this Spring/Summer 2017 (SS 2017) season, with an 80s revival in Paris! While ‘l’affaire Kardashian’ was a sombre moment, the shows were high energy and otherwise designed to make a statement. Washed out tones may have dominated the runway, but an effervescence pervaded the…

10 Great Fashion/Lifestyle Instagram Accounts to Follow

Fashion blogging has now become such a large creative outlet on the popular social media site, Instagram. There are millions of different influencer accounts on the platform and sometimes it can be hard to choose who to follow. However, if you’re looking to get just a little bit more inspired today (or have some serious…

CFS’s Best Dressed at Obama’s Final White House State Dinner

While most of us are lamenting Obama’s departure from the presidency given the current state of US political affairs (read: nightmare), that doesn’t mean we can’t take the time to appreciate the Italian-influenced style of the president’s final state dinner. CAISA Fashion Show’s in-house fashion editors decided to give their takes on who they thought were the best…

New York Fashion Week: The Roundup

By Erinna Ma New York was abuzz with activity this season – but not for reasons you might typically think. With multiple design houses adopting the See-Now-Buy-Now model, a direct-to-consumer format that releases collections for purchase immediately after the show, fashion show attendees were treated to a variety of fall/winter collections on top of their…

KENZO x H&M

Today, Kenzo’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are set to unveil their much-anticipated collection for H&M in New York. On November 3, the collaboration will be made available online, and hit 250 stores worldwide. In case you can’t wait, here’s your first look at our favourites from the new collection. Featured Left to Right: Bag ($129), Gloves ($79.99) Featured Left to…

London Fashion Week: The Roundup

By Roy Fu Shortly after the New York fashion week, the fashion baton was passed onto London Fashion Week, showcasing its best designers and their amazing collections. Through out the week, London has been enriched by fashionista around the globe and their youthful and new ideas. From Burberry to Mulberry, every brand and designer that…

Where Fashion Meets Charity

Fashion and philanthropy. At first, the two seem worlds apart. While charity might be selfless, fashion appears so self-centred. We are often led to believe that fashion is frivolous; a business devoid of any values, except for what’s listed on the price tag. But that’s far from the truth. Fashion is a $3 trillion global industry, employing more than 60 million…

Trend Alert: Fall Wardrobe Essentials

With the temperature dropping as we approach the halfway mark of October, it’s time to move on from our Summer favourites and into Fall fashion. Although Fall is one of my favourite seasons, I can personally vouch for never knowing what to wear (especially if it’s a long day of classes and the weather changes…

How To: Personalize Popular Trends

You may have heard the term “one-size-fits-all” and realized it’s too good to be true. This goes for fashion trends as well – 2016 was a year of witnessing the emergence of new trends and the resurgence of some classics. If you’ve seen chokers, denim-on-denim ensembles, or suede skirts at some point, you know exactly…

Ciao, Milano! 5 Top Trends from Milan Fashion Week

By Veronica Tang It’s no surprise that Italians are bold when it comes to fashion, and this season is no different. Designers of Milan showed off a few key trends including comfortable fashion and girly details, like pleats and sequins. We also noticed an abundance of logos, suggesting that the big names are dying to…

Spring/Summer ’17 Fashion Month Highlights

By Jen Lee Spring / Summer 2017 collections made their way down the runway last month. While we saw renowned fashion houses reign their well-kept heritage, we also noticed diversified business models, louder voices of independence, and a whole lot of collaborative energy. Paris Fashion week just wrapped up with a bang (with Miu Miu’s…

The Turtleneck: 10 Style Tips

It’s a staple in any fall wardrobe. The turtleneck is a fashion favourite that is both classic and versatile. But, without the proper styling, this neckline can look a little less than chic. How do you make it work? Your Thanksgiving plans are underway, and whether it’s a formal affair or a casual ‘Friendsgiving,’ a turtleneck is the perfect piece to…

Fendi’s 90th Anniversary

Famed Italian Fashion House Fendi closed the Trevi Fountain for a special Haute Couture show celebrating the houses 90th anniversary. Taking place on July 7th, attendees were ferried to Rome by chartered plane to experience the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld and Fendi. Set on top of the waters of the Trevi Fountain, the closed monument…

What’s the Deal with Oversize?

No, oversize isn’t exactly a new concept. In fact, I remember hearing about it years ago. But oversize used to bring to mind sweaters and jackets that were baggy and fit slightly too long, hiding your upper thighs and maybe the palms of your hands. In the last few seasons, the trend has been pushed…

Fashion Month

New York, London, Milan and Paris in September the fashion world converges for a month to spot trends, admire street-style and most of all attend shows. It’s that time of year when icons are made, designs are idolized and style is tested. Fashion Month is the most wonderful time of the year for anyone obsessed…

3 Ways to DIY your CFS St. Patty’s T-Shirt

Things you will need: Sharp scissors Thread Needle A ticket to CAISA Fashion Show (🔑 to life in general) Style #1: Tie-up Cut off the sleeves and neckline. Cut out a pointed triangle from the bottom of the shirt and split the triangle in two. Cut the back triangles out, making sure it’s aligned to the…

Finding the Perfect Swimsuit with Lavish Swimwear

Have plans this summer to relax by the beach and get that sun kissed tan? CFS understands that finding the the perfect, sexy swimsuit can be pretty difficult. So here are 10 swimsuits we picked from Lavish Swimwear that isn’t your typical swimwear. Lets first start off with bikinis! 1.Trinity $122.00 This strappy bikini with a…

5 Men’s Casual Styling Tips with VC Selections

Finding your personal style can be pretty tough, but VC Selections sells a unique collection of menswear pieces that are both contemporary and classy. Here are 5 styling tips we think that will come hand in hand when choosing a casual outfit for school, a coffee date, or a night out. 1. The Speckled A unique…

Redcarpet Roundup: Grammys

This weekend’s festivities got a little bit (a lot) out of control; New York Fashion Week, The All-Star Game (in Toronto!!), The British Academy of Film and Televised Arts Awards, and The Grammys. To the brave souls facing one of these events let alone multiple, we applaud you. The Grammys are known for outrageous and…

CAISA-Grams Day 3:Date Night Dress

El-Nino is taking a little break this week, and we are being hit with the most snow we’ve seen since last April. That’s not stopping us at CFS nor should it stop you s/o (significant other) from treating you to a little something special. From Netflix and Chill to an Anti- Valentines day girls night,…

Pre and Post Workout Style

The trend of 2016 seems to be all about fitness and health. Simply put, everyone is on the “new year, new me” bandwagon. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this and I commend you for making the trek to the gym. It’s not easy walking to the gym, and then hopping on the treadmill for double…

Top 8 Winter Trends

Let’s face it: Canada’s winters can make for some lacklustre outfits. Heavy snow, the slush it turns into, and the salt covering all of our sidewalks means that most fashionable footwear is unwearable during this season. And we all know that when the air is frigid and the winds chilly, we’re not above wearing sweatpants on campus to stay cozy. But…

A Stylish and Comfy Outfit for your Holiday Feast

It’s that time of year again, finals are over and the holidays are finally upon us! We call it Thanksgiving part two only with more pomp and circumstance. It’s double the festivity along with double the food. Homemade baked goodies…yes please! However, with more food comes a waistline that just keeps expanding. Here’s our take…

Top 10 low-top Sneakers of 2015

With 2015 coming to an end, CFS has decided to review some of our favourite sneakers from this year. From mass market to high street, here’s our list of the top 10 low-top sneakers of 2015.   Nike Roshe One From the gym to the streets, this is a shoe we’ve seen everywhere this year. More minimalist than…

Finding the Perfect Suit with Knight and Grey

What do job interviews, networking events, weddings, dates, and ceremonies all have in common? You need a suit. A suit that not only uses premium fabrics and has the most precise cuts, but also fits perfectly on your body. Finding all three factors can be difficult but Knight and Grey is here to deliver just…

Holiday Party Dress Guide

Holiday party season is upon us and knowing what to wear can be as difficult as making it to class in waist deep snow. We’ve made it easy and broke down what to wear, when and where to find them. The Office Party Keep it classic and simple for the office, it is a party…

S.B.L By Stephanie Yiu at VIVIFY 2015!

S.B.L {Struck by Love} Born in Hong Kong, raised in Toronto, fashion and accessories designer Stephanie Yiu started her journey in the world of fashion at a young age. Always inspired by the world around her, Stephanie is known for her intricate details, play with textures and creativity of design. Currently studying fashion design at Ryerson University,…

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: ZENON

This week’s street style model is Zenon Sirko, a 2nd year science student! Shirt: vintage Shoes: Clarks Jacket: Urban Outfitters Pants: Levi’s

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: ERIC

This week’s street style model is Eric Chi, an Ivey Business School HBA1 student. Eric knows how to stay fashionable in this chilly winter weather! Coat: Burberry Scarf: Givenchy Hat: Hater Watch: Casio Oceanus Ring: Aldo Boots: Dr. Martens

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: CHRISTIE

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! This week’s street style model is Christie Park, a 3rd year BMOS student. Follow Christie’s sweet style for your Valentine’s date! Jacket: Zara Jeans: Koral Boots: Barbara Bui Bag: Longchamp Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: TONY

We spotted a fashionable gentleman on campus. This week’s street style model is a 3rd year MIT student, Tony Yu! Necklace: Aldo Shirt: Topman Jeans: Nudies Boots: Dr. Martens

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: NICOLE

This week, we captured a 3rd year Biomedical Sciences student, Nicole Kim’s style on campus. Nicole loves to collect her elegant fashion items when she goes back to South Korea for the holidays. Coat: from South Korea, a hand-me-down from her mom Scarf: FCUK Cardigan: from South Korea Shirt: Calvin Klein Jeans Leggings: UNIQLO Boots:…

STREET STYLE SATURDAYS: FAUSTINA

Even though the weather’s colder, style shouldn’t take a break! Get layered and bundled up in winter’s favourite new accessory: turtleneck sweaters. This week’s street style model is Faustina Sari Setiawan, a 3rd year BMOS and Art History student. She is also the co-editor of Fashion & Lifestyle Society’s VOLTA Magazine. Turtleneck: thrift shop Jacket:…

Study in Style – A guide on how to rock Club Weldon

Study style doesn’t have to be synonymous with sloppy. We’re hoping to empower to you get excited about studying for finals by the only way we know how – through fashion. Just like you want to get the most out of a good outfit by parading it around campus longer, we’re hoping our study styles…

Ahead of the Curve – Hot Fashion for the Cold

Now that we’re in the midst of fall (or whatever Mother Nature likes to call what’s happening outside), your wardrobe may be crying for a seasonal revamp. Here in London, fall brings erratic weather, midterm season (or in my case midterm week – for profs who claim to have zero interaction with each other, they…

CAISA Costumes: Your Guide to Halloween

As the leaves begin to transition into their brilliant colours, and the air feels crisp we know that autumn has arrived. With the change of seasons and midterms in full swing, the one thing we have to look forward to is the holy grail of holidays: Halloween. As Western students we take pride in this…

Streetstyle Saturdays: Eva Ho

Summer is just around the corner and Eva Ho, 3rd Year Western student in Honours Specialization Medical Sciences is rocking a cute and simple summer dress with wedges. Summer, please come faster… and exams, please end sooner!

Streetstyle Saturdays: Melanie

    Melanie, Vancouverite and 2nd year BMOS student at Western, draws her style inspiration from Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr, and loves to shop at Forever 21, Topshop, and Brandy Melville. Jacket: H&M | Cardigan: Forever 21 | Sweater: Forever 21 | Scarf: Forever 21 | Leather Pants: Forever 21 | Booties: ASOS  Follow this lovely lady on Instagram: @melaniejang_  

Streetstyle Saturdays: Any, Christian, Akiel

Good morning readers! How is your sweet saturday been so far? Perhaps you’ve been waiting for the Streetstyle Saturday post? We know we have! We have three very different styles today, from preppy, grungy to girly with a touch of vintage love! Without further adieu, here are the streetstyle models for this week: Any, Christian…