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…

Bizarre Product Placement: Fashion and Final Fantasy

Fashion is no stranger to product placement in popular culture. Every year we have a media spectacle around the red carpet of the Oscars and are made to obsess over “who wore what?” While the red carpet gives designers a chance to leverage pop culture spectacles for the marketing of their own brand, it seems the…

Topman Takes Fashion Week

London Fashion Week was off to an exciting start. Showcasing this year’s winter collection for men, Topman Design transformed the runway into a rave scene. Against the dark and industrial backdrop of the show, fluorescent neon and colourful psychedelia made an explosive impact on-stage. The new collection draws it inspiration from the grit and grunge of the British “pubbing-and-clubbing” scene. Long…

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…

Covet Fashion: The Hottest Mobile Fashion Game Right Now

Featured image from GlooArt.com. With over 500,000 daily users, there’s no doubt that Covet Fashion is one of the most popular mobile fashion games in the market today. Users are invited to outfit models with prompts like “How should the model dress for a birthday party?” to guide their brand, hairstyle, and makeup selections. Covet…

7 Fashion Apps For 2017

Photo from Global Trend News. One of your New Years’ Resolutions heading into 2017 may be to step up your fashion game. With the rapid development in technology, it’s now easier than ever to perfect your looks and style at your fingertips. Here are 7 fashion apps to check out heading into the new year:…

Skincare Studies: Top 9 Sheet Masks

As a follow-up to our Korean Skincare Routine post, we’ve decided to round up some of our favourite sheet masks on the market (Korean, and western). Start your new year right by investing in your skin and giving it a little “pick me up,” once in awhile. This list is in no particular order and…

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…

2017 Color of the Year

Pantone’s Colour Institute recently announced the 2017 Color of the Year. If you didn’t know, the “Color of the Year” is “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” This year, Pantone has chosen Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive…

5 Iconic Music Videos in the World of Fashion

GIF from Giphy.com.   Music videos truly are a pinnacle in the art industry – combining music, visual effects, acting, visual art, and dance, they embody a musician’s creative vision like no other medium. One of the most defining elements of any music video is the fashion that is chosen, and how the style it…

Boxing Day Sales to Look For

Finishing your Christmas shopping means getting ready for Boxing Day shopping and we’ve got you covered! Here are some great deals to look forward to tomorrow to get you started! 1. Aritzia Up to 50% off everything in-stores and online 2. Topshop and Topman Up to 50% off select items in-stores and online 3. Banana Republic 40%…

Gifts No One Wants

Buying gifts for loved ones is hard. Most recipients are polite enough to accept just about any gift with the fervour and excitement that the act of giving deserves. That said, not all gifts are created equal: your budget doesn’t matter but your thoughtfulness does. Here’s our list of the presents that no one (or, to…

Ultimate Holiday Makeup Guide

This Holiday season is all about bold colours, sparkles, and looking your best. We’ve already given you a comprehensive Holiday Dress Guide, but what about makeup? Makeup is all about expressing yourself and having fun, and there’s no better way to do it than with these items below. We’ve covered quality, wearability, festivity, and affordability. Face…

Christmas Morning Breakfast Guide

Christmas morning should aways be special and reach peak levels of coziness. Food preparation should strike an ideal balance between being unique and fun while also being relatively easy to make. This is a short guide for those looking to create new traditions, or simply change up their old ones. Step 1: The Drinks Apple-Cider…

Festive Breakfast Ideas

For most university students, breakfast means grabbing a banana on the way out the door, or stopping by Tim Horton’s for a coffee on the way to class. The holiday season is one of the few times of the year when we can take our time and prepare a morning meal with time and effort….