YES, I AM ON A WINTER ROLL….I’ve was out walking, and what did I see, CANADIAN DESIGNERS working with CANADIAN CLASSIC SYMBOLOGY!
So nice to see that we do celebrate ourselves and our heritage. I am not saying this should be all we produce, but it does not hurt to toss it out there to remind us, and them, that we are here! And for those naysayers in the crowd, and yes I can hear them now, “oh that’s so not cool, it’s so cliché, no one else would dare do such a thing and call it fashion”…also spotted while walking, although in Manhattan… Bergdorf’s Christmas window displaying American Designer Thom Browne celebrating the 4th of July…just saying….
Don Greene and Michael Budman, originally of American heritage, and now proudly Canadian, realized early on as summer campers what we had and have successfully worked it since 1970! Happy Birthday!
TOQUE AND CANOE, http://toqueandcanoe.com/
A travel website. Why you ask, in this clothing and fashion blog? Because, we oh-so-often overlook our own beautiful landscape. I will admit in my own ignorance, asking why, to some Belgian friends who were here to spend two weeks driving in the North of Ontario and Quebec, when you have all the fabulous culture of Europe at your doorstep, why would you come here, to be curtly asked back, why would I, a CANADIAN, travel to Europe when I had all this fantastic wilderness to explore? Touche!
RED CANOE, http://redcanoebrands.com/
A label I didn’t know, but found in Kensington Market, and have to bring it to your attention!
LAPARKA, and even though LINDA LUNDSTROM no longer a part of the company producing it, this shot from when she was! MS. LUNDSTROM still has her hand in CANADIAN FASHION, and is now producing one-of-a-kind work which you can find at
And this unneeded justification, for the naysayers, if they can do it we can do it, the aforementioned Thom Browne…
COOL CANADIANS, WARM WINTERS….