the general public
Allison Reaves is the talented designer behind this quirky-cool line of women’s wear. Based in Portland, her line reflects the laidback vibe of the city with a style that is languid and effortless. Outsized shapes are brought to life with textured fabrics and vintage-inspired details. Allison naturally gravitates towards imperfection and strives to enhance them in her designs. Whether it’s an exaggerated silhouette, a bright splash of color or an unexpected pleat, synchronizing contrasts define every collection. If playing by the fashion rules just isn’t your thing, say hello to your new favorite label.
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.
Boy Smells are the creations of David Kien and Matthew Herman. It started as a scent experiment, but with David and Matthew’s experiences in the design and production worlds of fashion they quickly developed it into a product. Officially established in 2014, each candle evokes its own unique scent and expression. Hand–poured in Los Angeles, every candle is a proprietary blend of beeswax and coconut oil; beautiful and rich–burning. Created with a combination of the familiar and unexpected – think cedar, juniper berry, and white musk – you will want them all.