Hey everyone! I’m starting a new segment of Love, Mirian called “The Lust List”. It’s a curated collection of items or brands I’m really feeling at the moment. I’m always discovering new things that I like so rather than keep all this coolness to myself I thought it would be a great idea to share them with you. This group is all about elementary school nostalgia, strong women, and puffed up extravagance. Here’s what I’m feeling these days:
For part 2 of my feature on Mary Katrantzou’s collaboration with Adidas I wanted to shoot her trackpants and reversible varsity jacket. After mulling over where to shoot it I settled on a rooftop in the heart of Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood. Almost exactly a year ago to this day Vogue named Toronto’s West Queen West neighborhood as the second coolest neighborhood in the world for their global street style report. This part of the city is where art, fashion, commerce, and coolness all intersect. It’s vibrant and always alive. What better place to shoot a set of pieces that embody all those things as well?
How many designers do you know of that have gone straight from finishing school to presenting their debut ready-to-wear collection at London Fashion Week? Mary Katrantzou did just that in during the Spring/Summer 2009 show season and since then has been steadily building her name as a digital print powerhouse in the fashion industry.