Spring+Fashion
Solitha Shortte walks the walk

Solitha Shortte walks the walk

The model, runway coach and founder of Soli Productions is changing the fashion industry, one show at a time.
“ When I first moved here I didn’t think the Black girls were into this,” says model, runway coach and humble changemaker Solitha Shortte. “I’m Caribbean as well, so I’m not only Black but I’m foreign.

Kemmy Smith's pumped up kicks

Kreations by Kemmy turns sneakers into fashion statements you won’t find on a store shelf.
T he first time Kemmy Smith decided to customize a pair of sneakers, it wasn’t a business venture—he just wanted to express himself.

Halifax Street Style: Grafton Street

Scouring the streets for the city's most fashionable
Name: Julia McKaig Age: 27 Spotted: Grafton Street Wearing: Pants, Zara; shirt, Urban Outfitters; boots, Little Burgundy; jacket, vintage from Paris

Faire Child wants to know who made your clothes

Local and sustainable kids’ line celebrates Fashion Revolution Week at the Discovery Centre.
Faire Child’s Fashion Revolution Sat Apr 28, 11am-4pm Discovery Centre 1215 Lower Water Street

Right here, right now: a review of NSCAD’s fashion gala

The sights, seams and futuristic dreams behind the annual runway show.
It was a packed ballroom last Saturday night as NSCAD’s annual fundraising fashion gala prepped to send models strutting down the runway. Bodies made way to seats and the university’s president, Dianne Taylor-Gearing, gave opening remarks about how the art school “is the future, always looking ahead as it carries its rich, historic past.”

Soak up our Spring Fashion issue

Soli Productions, Kreations by Kemmy and NSCAD's fashion gala

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.

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Vol 25, No 51
May 17, 2018

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