Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend one of the biggest celebrations in the arts & fashion industry in Canada. The CAFA awards are in their 6th year of highlighting different areas of the industry and this years celebration was the best one yet.
I had the opportunity of attending the awards ceremony dinner and afterparty with the Simons team. Since I was a little boy, I’ve always equated my family trips to Montreal with a visit or two to Simons. In the last few years, I’ve developed a closer relationship to the brand through attending press previews and store openings in Toronto. On every occasion the team has always been so welcoming of me, so to be invited to attend this year’s show with them was a great experience!
I’m not the biggest fan of dressing up on my day to day but for special occasions, I do love to switch things up! I wanted to wear something fashion forward, that made a statement and represented the kind of talent that resides in Canada. I opted to wear this look, from the talented designer Ross Mayer of Mayer Man.
This look is an ode to the past, the present and the future. The classic mixed material bomber is a statement piece and I wanted it to stay that way. I opted to accessorize with pieces that would compliment the bomber and elevate the look like, the cashmere turtleneck, the beret and footwear. I chose these pants, as they were classic yet different with the incorporation of the fringe detailing.
Beret’s are such a hot trend at the moment and I’m in love with the fact that people are embracing it but I chose to incorporate it into my look for its history. I took inspiration from it being a statement piece in the Black Panther movement.
I’m in love with this look and for everything that it stand for so I hope that you guys like it as well. Thank you to the CAFA’s for continuing to support Canadian talent, Simons for the invitation and Mayer Man for helping me put this look together!
Hi guys – I’m back on the blog today with a cozy spring time look that I shot before the crazy ice storm hit Toronto! Can you believe that we had an ice storm in the month of April?! It’s absolutely insane to me! I swear if the weather doesn’t get warm quickly, I’ll have no choice but to go on a long beach vacation (no joke haha!).
I love this look, it’s so me at the moment. I love the oversized, Japanese street style aesthetic it’s inspired from. From the oversized denim jacket, to the wide leg pants to the chunky sneakers, I think they all compliment each other so well.
Whenever I’m in Toronto, I’m always on the go and my goal is to always be comfortable but not look like a blob at the same time (haha), so this outfit works for me. I could wear this to a collection preview, to do stylist pulls and attend a lunch meeting – while still being stylish and comfortable.
Christian WHAT I’M WEARING
Oversized Denim Jacket – ASOS | Grayson Gold-Tone Smartwach – MICHAEL KORS | Crazy BYW Shoes – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Men’s XBYO Pants (old) – ADIDAS ORIGINALS | Quay x Desi Sunglasses – QUAY AUSTRALIA |
So we’re just shy of a month into the new year and I’ve got some pretty big goals this year. Not to say that I don’t have big goals every year but I feel like this year I’m expecting a lot of changes. I recently found this varsity jacket at Diesel and felt like it was really fitting for the mind state that I’m trying to push consistently throughout the year.
Su·pe·ri·or: higher in rank, status, or quality.
Ever since I was young, I’ve always put an emphasis on quality in every aspect of my life. Whether it’s in my work, my lifestyle or how I spend my time, I’m always looking to have or provide great quality.
I shot this look over the weekend before grabbing lunch at this cute Italian spot called, Forno Cultura. I wanted the jacket to act as my statement piece for this outfit, so I kept everything else minimal. Although I kept the rest of the look minimal, I still paired the jacket with some of my favourite items at the moment like; my oversized sunglasses from Cutler and Gross and my Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals sneakers!
WHAT I’M WEARING
L-Harry Varsity Leather Jacket – DIESEL | Oversized Hoodie – VINTAGE | 1280-03 Black Edge Herringbone Sunglasses – Cutler and Gross | Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang Hi-Top Baskbetball Shoe – ADIDAS | Men’s XBYO Sweatpants – ADIDAS
The other day I went to grab lunch with my cousin at La Carnita and ended up throwing this look together. I had no intention of shooting it but the longer I wore it, the more I really liked it. It’s simple, athletic and super cozy but for me, I think that what I love about this look is the way that the light colours and tones play together. The different shades of blue and the ruggedness of the denim jacket really adds dynamic to the outfit – I hope you guys are into it too!
So… I’m going back to the beginning of October to share with you guys, some of the looks that I shot in Paris during Women’s Week! I featured this look on @christianconfidential and a lot of you guys seemed to really like it! This look incorporates a few of my favourite trends at the moment; military prints, and bomber jackets. Usually, when I wear a piece with a print I tend to pair it with more subtle colours to tone the look down but this time I wanted to try something different. I paired these army print trousers with a burgundy hoodie and bomber jacket with hi-top sneakers. For me, this is a pretty bold look but it worked for the occasion and overall vibe that I was going for that week! I wore this outfit during the day to attend a few fashion week presentations followed by a lunch date with some friends in central Paris. I would describe this look as stylish, comfortable, and edgy aka my vibe!
What I’m Wearing
The Weekend for HM Hooded Sweatshirt – H&M | Cargo Trousers – H&M | Men’s SST Quilted Jacket – Adidas Originals | Hi-Top Sneakers SS17 – Off-White |
So, a little over a month ago I got the chance to work with one of my favourite brands at the moment, Off-White. If you’re into luxury street style, you’re definitely familiar with this brand. It’s spearheaded by Virgil Abloh, who I’ve had the chance of meeting on a few occasions and has developed a cult following by celebrities and consumers alike. With the success of the brand, Off-White has opened their Canadian flagship store in Yorkville, right here in Toronto! That being said, I had the opportunity to style + model a few of my favourite pieces from the fw17 collection for Off-White Toronto. Over the season, be sure to check out the brands Instagram page (@OFF__WHITE__TORONTO) for some style inspiration from yours truly! I hope that you guys like the looks as I had a blast putting them together!
Outfit Provided by Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh
Lately, I’ve been really into matching sets, especially when it comes to hoodies and joggers. Some people might say that this is lazy dressing but I totally fucks with it! This is something that I would wear to run errands, head to and from the gym, and to the airport for a long flight. I got my hands on this Champion reverse weave set earlier in the summer and I’ve been repeating it ever since (see my birthday recap post)! I’m in love with the colour way, the fit (oversized, of course!) and it’s versatility. Plus, with hibernating season right around the corner (aka winter), I’m sure i’ll be living in these for a couple more months!
What I’m Wearing
Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt – Urban Outfitters | Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Jogger Pants (similar) – Urban Outfitters | Air max 97 Premium – Nike Sportswear |
So, I don’t want to jinx it but I think that I’m finally getting back into my creative swing again! This last year, I’ve gone through so many ups and downs in various aspects of my life that in all honesty left me unmotivated to do almost anything. Hence, why I haven’t been as consistent in creating content as I have in the past. I’m learning more and more that the answer to getting out of my feelings for me is to not put too much pressure on myself and to just fight through it. A little advice that a friend gave me that I’d like to share with you guys is; to not let what’s happening in your life right now distract you from the bigger picture.. – If you keep that in mind, it’ll make the tough times a lot easier! I felt like I needed to share a little about this with you guys just because I would never want you guys to think that I don’t take this platform seriously. Some of you guys have been on this journey with me from the jump and I appreciate it so much!
Anyways, that’s enough with all the feelings for today and now onto this look! It’s cool, it’s cozy, it’s me… on the weekend. You can catch me in something like this on a Saturday, heading to a casual brunch, going shopping or hanging out with friends. I love the athletic and minimal aesthetic to it. It’s doing something for me but not too much! I’m into it, I hope y’all are too!
Ps. I’m going to give you a warning to expect these Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals collaboration sneakers to show up a lot, I’m still obsessed with them and they just continue to stay in heavy rotation!
What I’m Wearing
Oversized Hooded Sweatshirt Black XO - THEWEEKENDxHM | Three Stripe Track Pants (old) – Adidas Originals | AW BBALL Hi-Top Sneakers - Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang |
It’s been a whirlwind of a time, both good and bad over the last few weeks for me. I, honestly haven’t had this bad of ‘growing pains’ in a very long time. Things that used to fulfill me don’t seem to cut it anymore and finding the answer as to what I need to do differently to correct those feelings haven’t been the easiest. Sometimes I wish that life could just be as easy as getting dressed comes to me but unfortunately it’s not. Long story short, my apologies again for not being as active as I usually am on the blog but thank you guys for riding with me.
Here’s a look that I styled over the weekend that I hope that you guys like. I’m mixing some old items with a few new ones with this look. A pair of loose denim, an old light weight bomber, a basic long sleeve tee and my new Alexander Wang for Adidas Originals sneakers.