Monthly Archives: October 2011

Samma Jewellery

Samma had an unique inception. Designer, Hanna Sandin’s apartment was burgled and all her valuables were stolen including her precious jewellery collection. To make up for the shortcomings in her accessory collection, Hanna utilized items around her apartment to use as jewellery and Samma was born.

As a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a focus on sculpture, Hanna uses her training to create the collection which includes a multitude of  sculptural shapes from triangles, rods, spheres, and cubes.  “I aim to create radically simplified lines and shapes, without seeming simplistic. I want to use easy materials, without sacrificing richness in details”, says the designer.

Samma is Swedish for ‘same’ but this line is anything but. It is wearable minimalist design. Come into Fawn to see what we mean!


New to Fawn this fall is Anagram – Gary Graham’s diffusion line which features printed silks and unique silhouettes.

Although Anagram is a new line for the designer, Gary Graham has been designing his namesake line since 1999 after working as an assistant designer at J.Morgan Puett. In 2008 he opened his boutique within ABC Carpet & Home in NYC and opened his flagship store and studio in Tribeca the following year.

All the pieces are re-arrangements from the main line collection, created in washed silks, cottons, and hand-knits and can all be arranged into a variety of combinations – just like an anagram!

We’ve got Hope

Fawn’s newest line is Hope from Sweden.

Hope began when designers Ann Ringstrand and Stefan Söderberg decided that there was not enough selection for women in outerwear. The line was launched in 2002 and was the buzz of Sweden. It soon picked up momentum and the line catapulted to success following the opening of an online store and several freestanding stores. In the beginning Hope only focused on outerwear, trousers and accessories but since then have developed into a full and varied collection.

You can find the best of it at Fawn.

Chloé Comme Parris

Hailed as the best newcomers in years, it is no wonder that Chloé Comme Parris is the pride of the Toronto fashion scene. Designing partners and sisters,  Chloé and Parris Gordon, are under 25 and barely out of school but have been the ‘ones to watch’ since 2009 when their label launched.

We are very excited to be carrying their A/W 2011 jewellery line. The pieces are designed by Parris who interned with Pamela Love in NYC.  Want to know more about the sisters? Click here.


Berlin-based line Boessert/Schorn, takes knitwear to a new level by using handcraft methods, knit techniques, and special dyeing processes.

The designer, Sonia Boessert, who is now solo since Brigitte Schorn left the label last year to raise her daughter, is inspired by old things, craft, and traditional costumes: “We really love traditional costumes (like African, South American, or Indian) handcrafted old clothes, also old magazines like — Sybille — an old east Germany magazine.”

The pieces from their A/W 2011 line are layered and sophisticated yet casual and comfortable. Really, is there a better combination?

Boessert/Schorn is now at Fawn.


We are very excited to welcome the Kai-aakmann A/W 2011 collection to Fawn.

All the pieces are clean and minimal with a subtle colour palette that will work well mixed into any wardrobe.

Kai-aakmann designer, Soonjin Park, has this to say about the line: “Deconstructing the traditional ideas of menswear and womenswear, Kai-aakmann strives to create a harmony between the masculine tradition of precise tailoring and the softness of feminine draping. This harmony results in a brand that speaks to an intelligent, curious, and contemporary customer.”

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New to Fawn is the Brooklyn-based jewellery line, FAUX/real. The team behind the line are self-taught designers, Louis DeCicco and Jennifer Franzese. They employ mixed materials such as sterling silver, rubber, and hand painted neoprene to produce the structural pieces.

In an interview, Jennifer said: “We are making ‘traditional’ jewellery using ‘non traditional’ elements, creating wearable objects that provoke curiosity. The love of the future and the new are quintessentially FAUX/real.”

These modernist pieces are even more striking up close so be sure to come in and have a look!