Matière Noire is french for ‘’dark matter’’: the mysterious matter, which theoretically accounts for a large part of the total mass of the universe that appears to be missing.
Matière Noire is a Canadian fashion house founded with the idea that high quality, well-designed products should be sustainable and priced properly. Through founder and creative director Cécile Raizonville’s interest for architecture, arts, culture and craftsmanship, Matière Noire’s collections are characterized by mixing feminity/masculity and tradition/modernity.
All the garments are locally produced, using mainly natural fabrics. Each season Matière Noire tries to collaborate with different ‘’artist’’ in order to use different process to create unique pieces.
Matière Noire is a collaborative project that encourage consciousness, boldness and a curious approach through creative collaboration with Montreal artistic scene. The brand currently produces all of its products in Canada. As the line evolves we seek to employ mainly organic fabrics. Through these collaborations Matière Noire seeks to root the brand in the Montreal artistic scene.
Markoo is back with their fall winter 2014 collection. Markoo’s Mona Koochek and Tania Martins have put together a strong and impactful collection of modern silhouettes derived from the traditional.
Look out for heavy weight wool cropped trousers, the Isabelle tulip skirt, and lots of badass black leather (pictured above).
Highlights of the fall winter 2014 collection from designer Cecile Raizonville of Matière Noire at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto.
Now available at Fawn.
Shaina Mote’s Calder dress is our current fave piece. A relaxed cut dress with side pockets and stunning back details with a deep cowl. This dress can easily be worn for day or night.
Available in-store now.
Put your best foot forward this fall with A Détacher‘s Eleanor pump (pictured above).
Classic low heeled pumps with rounded square toe in soft, black suede leather. 2″ stacked wooden heel with treaded rubber cap. Leather sole, insole, and lining.
Available in-store now.
Also available, A Détacher‘s Nadia bootie. A must!
Focusing on a silhouette that complements supple lines and comfort, Black Crane is characterized as minimal and edgy.
Shop now for Black Cranes FW14 collection, including the square top, cross shirt, high neck top, plain dress, double collar dress, pleats dress, and the military and quilt pants.
Our two favourites right now are the double jumper and the poncho (pictured top photo).
Nothing beats a good shirt dress, and we love Study New York’s cotton indigo chambray version with its open back with button closure on the front and across the upper back.
Composed of 50% organic cotton / 50% hemp and made in New York City, it’s the perfect piece for this transitional season.
Available in-store now.
Sweden’s best export is back for fall 2014.
Known for their easy and understated basics, you’ll love this season’s coats, sweaters and trousers. We’re big fans already of the Poppy coat and the Philly sweater (it’s so amazing we’ve already sold two during this September heatwave!).
Hope is a Swedish fashion label created in 2001, by the designers Ann Ringstrand and Stefan Söderberg. It begun as a creative discussion between the two friends, who are both extremely passionate and interested in well-made utility wear.
Hope’s first Stockholm flagship opened in 2006 and the line quickly became known for its classic designs. Fans of the brand love Hope’s trousers, outerwear and knits.
Visit us to shop the Hope collection.
End of summer means the arrival of fall winter 2014 collections. Shop now for the first wave of the shop’s new deliveries; new fall winter pieces from Black Crane, A Piece Apart, Mary Meyer and Study New York.
Pictured, our fave pieces from Apiece Apart.
APIECE APART is a line of elevated basics – building block pieces that are as versatile as the woman wearing them. The label is brought to life through clean lines, chic, simple shapes, impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics. It balances the simple with the sophisticated; the classic with the modern. APIECE APART was born during a trip to West Texas for the designers’ 30th birthdays. Inspired by the austere and beautiful landscape, Starr Hout and Laura Cramer conceived of a simplified wardrobe, one that could be packed into a single bag – simple items that could be mixed and matched to go anywhere and do anything.
We love Study New York’s ikat print shirt dress which we couldn’t agree more represents what style.com dubs “Art-teacher chic”—loose tunics, big ceramic necklaces, modest shoes—which has become the go-to uniform for fashion-y women who are done with overdone.
New York-based clothing label Study, is an ethical contemporary womenswear brand produced in New York City using sustainable materials.
Study is an ethical contemporary womenswear label based in Brooklyn, NY. Study aims to make seasonless clothing locally and ethically without subscribing to the traditional fashion calendar. Their goal is to create the ideal wardrobe for their ideal individuals (you). Study believes the clothes we wear should be well-made using quality materials, and the hands that manipulate those materials should be respected and cared for.
Study’s 2.1 Ikat shirdress (pictured) is available in store now.