CANADIAN DESIGNERS: ROOTS

CANADIANS CELEBRATING CANADIANS
IT’S A “ROOTS” SUMMER…

YES, I DID WEAR THE ORIGINAL “NEGATIVE HEEL” SHOE, PURCHASED NOT LONG AFTER ROOTS OPENED IN VANCOUVER, 1973, FROM THE ROBSON STREET STORE. I ALTERNATED BETWEEN THOSE AND MY CARMEL-COLOURED-WITH-A-BLUE-LIGHTING-BOLT-PLATFORMS FROM “THE VILLAGER”…FROM ROOT’S EARTH SHOE TO BOWIE’S ALADDIN SANE AND BACK…

YES, HERE, DEREK CHETTY, DON GREEN, JEANNE BEKER, MICHAEL BUDMAN, MOSES ZNAIMER, ROOTS, SUZANNE BOYD, THE RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA, THE TORONTO STAR AND ZOOMER MAGAZINE, THE ULTIMATE CANADIAN FAMILY CELEBRATING THEMSELVES (DELIGHTFUL NEPOTISM?). BRAVO FOR DOING THAT THING THAT CANADIANS USUALLY DO NOT DO WELL. CELEBRATING ONE ANOTHER

FOLLOWING UP ON LAST YEARS BIG EVENTS; ROOTS CELEBRATING ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY, AND MICHAEL BUDMAN AND DON GREEN, AKA THE ROOTS “BOYS”; OWNERS OPERATORS AND “PROPELLORS” OF THE ROOTS BRAND, GAINING THEIR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIPS, THE “BOYS” AND THEIR BRAND ARE BEING CELEBRATED TWICE THIS SUMMER….

FIRST OFF, MAY 2014, FROM THE DOLLARS AND CENTS SIDE OF THINGS, A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA…

ROOTS RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA MAY 2014

ROOTS
RETAIL COUNCIL OF CANADA
MAY 2014

AND SECOND (BASED ON DATES) FROM THE “GLAMOROUS” MEDIA SIDE OF FASHION, FROM EDITOR SUZANNE BOYD, AND FASHION DIRECTOR DEREK CHETTY, MOSES ZNAIMER’S “ZOOMER” MAGAZINE COVER STORY FOR JULY/AUGUST…

ROOTS ZOOMER SUMMER 2014

ROOTS
ZOOMER
SUMMER 2014

ROOTS THE SOURCE SUMMER 2014

ROOTS
THE SOURCE
SUMMER 2014

A REMINDER OF LAST SUMMER: CELEBRATING THEIR 40TH ANNIVERSARY, THE PUBLICATION OF “ROOTS 40 YEARS OF STYLE”

ROOTS 40 YEARS OF STYLE 2013

ROOTS
40 YEARS OF STYLE
2013

ROOTS 40 YEARS OF STYLE 2013

ROOTS
40 YEARS OF STYLE
2013

ROOTS 40 YEARS OF STYLE 2013

ROOTS
40 YEARS OF STYLE
2013

ROOTS 40 YEARS OF STYLE 2013

ROOTS
40 YEARS OF STYLE
2013

AND FROM JEANNE BEKER WRITING FOR THE TORONTO STAR…MICHAEL BUDMAN AND DON GREEN BECAME CANADIAN CITIZENS…SEE, I SAID I’D WORK EVERYONE IN…

ROOTS THE TORONTO STAR JEANNE BEKER AUGUST 2013

ROOTS
THE TORONTO STAR
JEANNE BEKER
AUGUST 2013

ROOTS THE TORONTO STAR JEANNE BEKER AUGUST 2013

ROOTS
THE TORONTO STAR
JEANNE BEKER
AUGUST 2013

ROOTS THE TORONTO STAR JEANNE BEKER AUGUST 2013

ROOTS
THE TORONTO STAR
JEANNE BEKER
AUGUST 2013

ROOTS THE TORONTO STAR JEANNE BEKER AUGUST 2013

ROOTS
THE TORONTO STAR
JEANNE BEKER
AUGUST 2013


AGAIN, BRAVO CANADIANS…

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