With a resume that reads like the fashion hall of fame — Hussein Chalayan, Rachel Comey, Vena Cava — it's no surprise that designer Yegang Yoo is already making serious waves with her own line of leather goods. The IMAGO-A (pronounced ee-mah-go ah) collection works with geometric and sculptural shapes for silhouettes that are both innovative and functional. Inspired by contemporary architecture, design and technology, each piece is developed with an effort toward balancing practicality and experimentation.
Opening its first doors in Gastown back in 2004, Livestock was primarily known as a footwear store, but now with four brick and mortar locations between Toronto and Vancouver, it has evolved into one of Canada’s top apparel and footwear destinations. Both in-store and online, this is the place to find the latest and most sought-after shoes alongside a range of apparel which is inspired by their roots in art, fashion, music, skate and sport. They are always keeping things fresh and versatile and give customers first access to exclusive products and collaborations. Don’t be surprised when you see a long line of people waiting (even camping) outside the shop when an exclusive drops. So next time you’re on the hunt for some new kicks make sure Livestock is on your list of places to hit up, you won’t regret it.
In 2013, this New York boutique opened at the intersection of Lower East Side and Chinatown — a place founders Helena Barquet and Fabiana Faria felt captured their approach to design: creative, emerging and authentic. Many of Coming Soon’s relationships with the designers they carry begin with studio visits, making for a collaborative and personal approach when it comes to their selection of quirky homewares and gifts.