Spring+Fashion
Forever Ellen Yeung

Forever Ellen Yeung

The fashion blogger talks trends and wearing what you like.
Who she is After moving to Halifax from Toronto three years ago, Ellen Yeung needed a hobby.

Inside the lines: Halifax designers to watch

The stories and looks behind four emerging local lines you should be keeping an eye on.

Anna Gilkerson's basic instinct

Her locally made AKG line hones in on simple comfort.
There's something really satisfying about stepping into Anna Gilkerson's north end boutique, Makenew, kind of like that short-lived feeling you get just after meticulously making your bed.

Mildest dreams

Ceramic and leather work together in Shaya Ishaq’s stunning jewellery line, Mild Eyes.
Shaya Ishaq holds her favourite piece of jewellery as the sunlight streams in on her face.

The nature of Goldfinch and Thistle

Meet the makers behind the outdoor-inspired, preservative-free remedy and beauty line.
A mutual interest and satisfaction in foraging and DIY culture led Dartmouth natives Najet Ghanai and Sarah-Jean Jones to experiment with herbal preparations like oil infusions, decoctions and tinctures.

Halifax style icon: Ten Handahu

Fashion advice from a runway-ready blogger.
Ten Handahu, half of the brother-sister duo behind the fashion blog Lion Hunter, wasn't always into clothes.

Tee party: three shirts for spring

In anticipation of bare arm season, a tease of three Halifax-made tees.
APM You might know Bermuda-born, Halifax-based Duane Jones’s line as Be Glitterati, but this spring he’s making some changes.

Spring fashion 2014

Hot and cool seasonal looks from local designers, plus up-and-coming model Ivy Matheson. Click here for The Coast’s look at local looks!

Seabright to overseas

Nova Scotia's Ivy Matheson is making international waves in the modeling industry.
"It doesn't get better than the Seahorse or Gus' Pub," says Ivy Matheson, who's been to her fair share of swanky clubs.

Zafira Apparel is a bold fish in a small pond

Conni Zafiris creates a top-notch collection in Zafira Apparel, mixing pops of colour and intricate prints with staple pieces to make the Zafira woman effortlessly on trend.
Conni Zafiris is a guru of adventurous style. Playing with structure, fresh fabrics and bold colours in her latest collection, she inspires the girls to get brave.

Taye Landry

Known for her bold fashion and furry handbags, Taye Landry is not afraid to overdo it on purpose. "The Beverly" clutch swept social media as soon as she posted it last year, bringing orders from South Africa, Italy, Brazil and New York.

Gillian Hannah Berry Designs

This Vintage Chain Wire Wrapped Stone Necklace by Gillian Hannah Berry Designs will pick up any LBD, when you're heading to that bachelorette party for your second cousin (twice removed). A popular Seaport Market stop for any Halifax fashionista, Berry says her brand is "one-of-a kind jewellery with an antique flair."

Behaviour Apparel

Everyone loves a little acid wash with their teddy bear T, right? Kate Wilton of Behaviour Apparel is all about comfy, casual and camo.

Proper Crooks

Kate Rothschild was an artist without a medium until she took a beginners' sewing class. And why menswear?

Mitch Fraser

Big on pop culture, Mitch Fraser's designs are influenced mainly by hip-hop, and are extremely wearable. "I'm always trying to challenge myself to take something basic, like the classic T-shirt, and see just how complicated I can make it," says the NSCAD student.

Alyson Samways

This NSCAD student has been interested in fashion for as long as her memory serves. "I started designing the moment I figured out I could cut up something I already owned and manipulate it into something I liked better," says Samways.

Thief&Bandit

Amie Cunningham of Thief&Bandit discovered fashion design when she entered a T-shirt art contest. "It was really a bit of a happy accident falling into making and creating this brand," says Cunningham, who has a masters degree in painting and sculpting.

Cypress & Argon

Ann Ramsay of Cypress & Argon knows all about nights out in Halifax. Native to Tantallon, Ramsay says her floral crop top and black pleather panelled skirt are perfect for a night downtown.

Wear Blair Clothing Co.

Neons and neutrals make great friends. Wear Blair Clothing Co. has a futuristic vibe, while still echoing '90s athletic wear.

Eman Mustafa’s unstoppable style

Eman Mustafa gets inspiration from everywhere she looks, transforming the everyday into the sublime with her versatile designs that blend structure with softness.
Eman Mustafa is a consummate fashionista.

Class of 2013

Find a new favourite designer with our sketch of the local fashion scene.
The prodigy Cardboard Houses' Izzy Dempsey up-cycles thrift-store finds and transforms them into youthful, trendy outfits.

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Vol 25, No 17
September 21, 2017

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