There’s definitely a bustling creative scene in Toronto right now…
Honestly Toronto is buzzing! All the fire is coming from here, whether it’s music, fashion, art. Just so much, it’s crazy. Right now I’m really loving people like (design and creative duo) Kids Studio, like the new emerging artists and giving them an outlet. Really cool people, just different collectives. I feel like there was a time when Toronto was like ‘every man for himself.’ Whereas now it’s like I’ve got to help you to come up together. It’s one of the best places to be right now.
How would you define the fashion scene out here? What emerging brands from the capital should we be following?
Fashion gets younger and younger every year. It’s all about the new kids like n ē v a and S.P. Badu. In New York there was obviously that Hood by Air moment, but that’s happening in Toronto and it’s so good. At the moment there’s this vibe of vintage mixed with contemporary, but street as well. I think we do it really well – we don’t do it where it’s like all these street wear labels like Supreme etc. It’s a mixture of high-low and new brands who we don’t know yet. It just looks good.