New York Fashion Week… (sigh) where do I even begin? I told you guys that I was originally set to be in New York for a cool project that I was filming that coincided with Fashion Week (Women’s). I decided to extend my stay in the city to explore, shop and see a few more shows + presentations. I’ve only been to Fashion Week in New York once before which was a lot of fun but this time around the whole experience was kicked up to another level.
One thing that I’ve learned when it comes to traveling + work is that, it’s so important to have a great team with you and good friends (Shayna, Sean, Jay + Vanessa) – it really makes the experience so much better! From attending shows, to shooting street style, to presentations + appointments, late dinners to the after parties… there was never a dull moment.
As always, I had my camera with me + iPhone 7 (the camera changed my life, review coming shortly) documenting as much of my time away as I could. Keep scrolling down to see some of my favourite moments.
Shows + Presentations included in this post:
Club Monaco, Lacoste, Nina Tiari, J.Crew, Vivienne Tam, Chanel
Last week, I had the chance to attend and co-host the #ClarksMashup big reveal. The anticipation for this event has been making a lot of buzz on social media over the last couple of months and here’s why. Clarks had a cool idea to bring together creatives from all over Toronto to create art installations, embracing both old school craftsmanship and new world technology. This concept was inspired by the brands’ Trigenic line of shoes, which embraces the same mantra.
Over the last couple of months, each group of creatives has been working to find ways to bridge the gap and create something cool to present at the reveal. Fast forward to last week and here we are. A group of media and industry professionals met on Queen Street West at a boutique called, Gravity Pope. After being decked out in different colours of Trigenics, we were off on the Clarks Mashup Crawl! At each stop, the group was introduced to the artists followed by a brief description of the story behind their installation.
My group was the second stop on the crawl and oh boy, did they ever do a great job (not that I was surprised)! Shaz, Amir & Simon found a way to illustrate the best of both worlds with their installation. Embracing Shaz’s woodworking skills to create something tangible, while integrating Amir and Simon’s ability to manipulate light to create a show around it. The audience was definitely impressed by their work along with the other two groups.
We ended the night off back at Gravity Pope where the ‘Mashup’ theme continued with options of infused cocktails, music and great conversations! All in all, I would have to say the night was a success!
It was great to see an influential brand like Clarks push an initiative like this! The concept was something creative and out of the box – which is what truly attracted me to this project! It was a pleasure being a part of this experience and allowed me to meet some really cool people and learn a thing or two. To learn more about Clarks and their Trigenic line you should click here!
Until next time,
Hi guys, I hope that this week has been treating you well so far. I’m currently in New York, covering a few things for Fashion Week but I’m back on the blog today, to share some exciting news about a new project! Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working closely with Clarks Canada on a cool initiative, called #ClarksMashup.
#ClarksMashup is inspired by the brand’s Trigenic line of shoes, which btw is super comfortable. The project is about bridging the gap between old school craftsmanship and new world technology! We’ve brought together three cool creatives, Shaz a woodworker and Amir + Simon from Derooted , a creative tech agency to create an art installation using both mediums.
Clarks (a leader in the fashion industry), knows the importance of staying true to their traditional roots, while incorporating innovative technology into their products. It’s very visible in their Trigenic line and they wanted to see what could be done in other creative fields if they were brought together!
What’s my role in the project? I’ll be helping the group tell their story from start to finish! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a woodworker’s studio? Or the ins-and-outs of 3D projection? You’ll be able to get a glimpse of that & more throughout this project.
Stay tuned to the blog and the #ClarksMashup hashtag on social (Instagram + Twitter) to see behind-the-scenes footage of our working sessions along with the unveiling of the art installation on September 28th!
photography by: Alyssa Katherine Faoro
Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting a cocktail party for Armani Exchange! There’s nothing that I love more than a crisp glass of bubbly, fashion, music and good company. I love collaborating with cool brands that are always trying to keep things fresh and stay ahead of the game. Armani Exchange‘s latest collection definitely showcases those attributes and has something for even the most pickiest fashion enthusiast to fall in love with. I wanted to find an outfit that was a happy medium between dressing up and being super casual, which is what I think overall is the vibe of the brand. I opted for a pair of slim fit denim, a navy blazer and a floral sweater, which I absolutely fell in love with! The Christian Confidential team was all over this event and made a little video for you to get a glimpse into what went down that evening – check it out below!
Thank you to everyone that came out and helped us celebrate the brands latest collection!
Christian What I’m Wearing
- click on the highlighted words to shop the featured items!
Ponte Knit Blazer – Armani Exchange | Ink Palm Crew – Armani Exchange | Slim Garment- Dyed Jean – Armani Exchange
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