Canadian men's wear brands that focus on elevated basics and athleticwear continue to emerge. Here, WWD highlights newer and more established names that are gaining traction in the market.MuttonheadFounded: 2010Signature: Known for camping and cottage gear, which includes their custom knit and dyed Canadian-made fleece and their waterproof bonded soft shell rain gear.Biggest breakthrough: Opening bricks-and-mortar stores in 2014.Fashion philosophy: The focus is on slow fashion that’s made in North America and a 100 percent gender-neutral collection.Famous fans: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel McAdams, Nelly Furtado, Andre 3000, Neve Campbell and Charlotte Arnold.Next steps: Opening a traveling store and collaborating with other brands. Wings + Hornshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BSzVjV2Fq-t/?taken-by=wingsandhorns&hl=enFounded: 2004Signature: They specialize in knits made in Vancouver, B.C. and sell a lot of 1x1 slub rib fabric henleys, crew necks, zip hoodies and tanks. They are also known for logo-free garments and subtle herringbone details.Biggest breakthrough: The brand veers away from breakthrough moments and has built a following based on its premium fabrics and high-quality production.Fashion philosophy: Merge rugged utility with considered simplicity. The line is inspired by the Canadian landscapes and Coast Modern architecture.Famous fans: Drake, Majid Jordan, Jarod Joseph, Josh Brolin, Ryan Reynolds and John Cho.Next steps: An ongoing collaboration with Adidas Originals and other soon-to-be announced projects with global brands. Frank & Oakhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BUdTmkngW5h/?taken-by=frankandoak&hl=enFounded: 2012Signature: The brand is committed to the values of inclusion, creating clothes for real life and solving issues with shopping.Biggest breakthrough: Its bricks-and-mortar expansion. Frank & Oak operates 14 physical stores in North America.Fashion philosophy: Provide progressive style for the moments that matter by being a destination for customers who want to live and dress well.Famous fans: Mick Jenkins, Wyclef Jean, Diplo, Alain “A-Trak” Macklovitch and Alex Galchenyuk.Next steps: Expanding and redefining the omnichannel shopping experience. Needs & Wantshttps://www.instagram.com/p/BU7xD2ID8TE/?taken-by=needsandwantspaper&hl=enFounded: 2013Signature: The brand was originally known for its varsity jackets and bombers with an inverted left sleeve in contrasting material. They’ve since expanded the line to include men’s tops and bottoms.Biggest breakthrough: In August, the brand crossed over into the architecture world by building its first showroom and boutique in a shipping container and opening in different remote areas.Fashion philosophy: Minimal, luxury sportswear designed for the aesthete of understated taste and international sensibility.Famous fans: Victor Cruz, Casey Affleck, Big Sean and Jermain Defoe.Next steps: Opening a second shipping container. 3.Paradishttps://www.instagram.com/p/BGUsh6CBaNH/?taken-by=3paradis&hl=enFounded: 2013Signature: The brand is known for its pants stitched with leather stars and a hoodie and button-down hybrid shirt.Biggest breakthrough: A pop-up show that took place in front of the Palais de Tokyo during Paris fashion week in June 2015.Fashion philosophy: A mix of youthful rebelliousness and high-end fashion.Famous fans: Future, J Balvin, Swae Lee, Majid Jordan and Playboi Carti.Next steps: Getting out of the fashion system and creating a space and being more creative. Atelier New Regimehttps://www.instagram.com/p/BS_ML2LDx-U/?taken-by=ateliernewregime&hl=enFounded: 2009Signature: The color orange, which they define as a powerful color that represents freedom.Biggest breakthrough: Opening a flagship store and participating in ComplexCon.Fashion philosophy: Be creative, be yourself and be comfortable.Famous fans: 2 Chainz, Fabolous, French Montana and Chris Brown.Next steps: Grow and bring the Atelier New Regime experience to more people across the world through various installations and pop-ups. Reigning Champhttps://www.instagram.com/p/BQUIE62Dl8y/?taken-by=reigningchamp&hl=enFounded: 2007Signature: The brand, which was started by CYC Design Corp., is known for its fleece-based products.Biggest breakthrough: Its first collaboration with Adidas in 2016, which is now an ongoing partnership.Fashion philosophy: Producing classic and progressive sportswear that’s consistent and reliable.Famous fans: Andrew Wiggins, Von Miller and Kendrick Lamar.Next steps: More collaborations and bricks-and-mortar expansion.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)