Wednesday, August 12, 2015
One mildly cooler day in NYC and we're looking at winter clothes already. With Aritzia's holiday 2015 lineup, at least it was a fashion collection that was fun. This Canadian label is a favorite of my sister's in Toronto and many of my friends. I like the work clothes with a fashion forward twist vibe to the overall collection. I think the best Canadian labels follow that model.
For holiday 2015, they prominently featured crushed silk velvet, one of my favorite fabrics of all time. They had cute faux fur wraps to accent, thick satin and herringbone pattern sequined separates.
Outerwear is a big strength of theirs for when it gets really cold (well, I guess a Canadian fashion brand should be). They offered up a collection of Parkas and Parka-lite styles that bring more edge and style than your typical winter utility garment. On their website, they also offer other Canadian labels like Mackage for chic jackets.
They are still doing their own athleisure collection, but at a smaller scale. They have terrific gift options in accessories. I am a big fan of their woolly giant shawls that double as blankets. Their Babaton line of handbags are very well made and designed with many pockets for people like me.
While it is still warm out, I am love with the rayon tees and silk rompers I picked up today with my gift card. I'll come back for the rest when the mercury drops.