Although many students were at their Easter Sunday dinners on March 27, or enjoying their long weekend catching up on sleep and hanging out with their families, former University of Ottawa student Amir Zargara was launching his latest streetwear collection from his brand Zargara.
The event featured a diverse mix of designers, all who were Ottawa-based, giving the audience a good overview of the local talent stemming from the city.
And with winter weather comes winter… well, I’d hesitate to call it fashion. Style seems to grind to a halt throughout the winter months, which is unfortunate in a city that’s cold for almost half the year. Fortunately, the Fulcrum has a few tips for you to stay warm without sacrificing style during these next few chilly months.
The video sparked the idea in Kirton, co-founder of The Balance Project, to create her own clothing line that would be socially responsible and environmentally friendly, while also informing people about ethical problems in the current fashion world. Kirton approached and worked with a group of friends to come up with a plan, and their first line was launched only a few months later.
The semi-annual event will be taking place on Nov. 8 at the Shaw Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will feature a variety of different vintage vendors from Hamilton’s Vintage Soul Geek to Ottawa’s REBEL/RECLUSE Vintage Clothing, owned by University of Ottawa alumnus Marley McRae.
The fashion show celebrates African print and style, with outfits created by a team of fashion lovers who are all of African descent. One of the show’s creators, and one of this year’s co-hosts, was Gwen Madiba, a University of Ottawa alumna who majored in communications and sociology.