How to Stream Inclusion Revolution, A Talk On BIPOC Inclusion in Canada’s Creative Industries

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The digital event takes place tomorrow, November 18, at 5pm.

The Black Lives Matter movement that took to the streets earlier this year has sparked many conversations and pledges to do better at stamping out systemic racism. But is true, lasting change happening? And how have fashion brands fared over the last several months? These are among the questions that will be addressed at Inclusion Revolution, a digital discussion on the importance of BIPOC voices in fashion, design, culture and media in Canada.

Moderator and fashion lawyer Anjli Patel will lead the talk, scheduled for November 18 at 5pm, which is aimed at encouraging all of us to find ways to promote racial equity in our personal and professional lives.

Panelists include Dahabo Ahmed-Omer, executive director of BlackNorth; Riley Kucheran, an assistant professor at Ryerson University School of Fashion; Sage Paul, founding artistic director at Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto; Dori Tunstall, dean of the Faculty of Design at OCAD University; and FASHION editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra, who led the transformation of FASHION from a traditional women’s magazine to a brand for all ages, sizes, genders, ethnicities and orientations earlier

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Here’s What the Stars Wore to the 2020 People’s Choice Awards

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The 2020 People’s Choice Awards took place last night and although there was no audience (physically!) in attendance, the stars still brought their A-game to proceedings. Filmed live at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, this year’s event saw the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Tracee Ellis Ross, Demi Lovato and more starry names in attendance. Canadian-Tamil rising star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan was also at the event, and appeared on stage with Mindy Kaling to accept the award for The Comedy Show of 2020 for Never Have I Ever. Fellow Canadian Justin Bieber took home the award for Best Male Artist, too.

From bright gowns to fresh takes on suiting (Machine Gun Kelly and Jameela Jamil, we’re looking at you), there was plenty of style on display at last night’s event. Scroll through the gallery below to see what the stars wore to the 2020 People’s Choice Awards:

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All The Fashion News You Might Have Missed This Week

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From a Cardi B collab to Mejuri’s version of a championship ring.

Mejuri released a Toronto Dôme Ring

Canadian jewellery brand Mejuri released their Toronto Dôme ring this week. The ring is part of their Dôme and the City series that showcases versions of their Dôme ring inspired by different cities around the world. The brand’s home city, Toronto, comes as the collection’s third release with existing rings already representing New York and Los Angeles. The Toronto ring is a black enamel dome with ethically sourced diamonds and whether you’re from Toronto, live in Toronto or are a fan of Toronto, this ring will fit perfectly into any existing stack.

Thom Browne opened its first store in Canada

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Thom Browne’s first Canadian store opened in Yorkdale Shopping Centre this week. The quirky designer’s new space is located in the mall’s southeast wing and was designed with Flavio Albanese of ASA Studioalbanese. The Yorkdale Shopping Centre location is in true Thom Browne form – it’s modelled to look like a minimal mid-century office. Terrazzo floor, grey walls and overhead fluorescent lights set the

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Here’s All the Culture News You Missed This Week

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We finally got a look at the trailer for Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis and Dan Levy.

From the Happiest Season trailer release to a rap battle between Simu Liu and Ryan Reynolds, here’s everything that made headlines this week.

The trailer for Happiest Season dropped
The trailer for the highly anticipated queer rom-com starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis finally dropped, and it looks just as delightful as one might hope. The two actresses play a couple whose lives are about to get complicated when they visit Davis’s family for Christmas. Dan Levy co-stars as Stewart’s best friend, and the cast is rounded out with a list of impressive names including Victor Garber, Mary Steenburgen, Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie. The movie also features original music by Canadian duo Tegan and Sara, Bebe Rexha, Sia and others.

Simu Liu roasted Ryan Reynolds in a “diss track”
As members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Simu Liu as Shang-Chi and Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson/Deadpool), the Canadian actors aren’t technically rivals but Liu shared a “diss track” roasting Reynolds for a minute straight on his social media

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Texture Talk: 3 Canadian Petitions to Sign to Demand Textured Hairstyling is Taught in Beauty School Ed

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Add your name to the petitions demanding that textured
hairstyling become standard beauty school ed.

There’s a maddening lack of salon pro’s trained to work with textured hair, which can result in shame, rejection and embarrassment for clients. Here are three Canadians leading change with petitions demanding that textured hairstyling becomes a standard part of Canadian beauty school education.

Nancy Falaise, Montreal

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With a goal of 10,000 signatures, salon owner Nancy Falaise aims to present a completed curly hair program to the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec that would introduce all curl patterns (wavy, curly and coily) into beauty school curriculum, beginning with the fall 2021 semester. “I’d like them to either use my program or [have me] help them create one. A good hairdresser, even if they specialize in one thing, should know the basics of everything. Hair is hair,” she says.

Solange Ashoori, Toronto

Owner of Toronto’s Ziba Style Bar, an inclusive salon that caters to all hair types, Solange Ashoori’s petition is addressed to the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges & Universities

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John Fluevog and Viberg Have Collaborated On a Boot

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You can pre-order the quintessentially Canadian style starting today.

While Canadian brands might have more visibility than ever before, some of them have been kickin’ it for decades. To celebrate their lasting legacy of offering unique and thoughtfully-made items, two renowned West Coast footwear brands – Vancouver’s John Fluevog Shoes and Victoria’s Viberg – have launched a new style influenced by Fluevog’s boxer-inspired Racer Boot.

Fluevog’s past collabs include working with Anna Sui and l.a.eyeworks, and this is the first time its partnering with Viberg; the brand’s inimitable founder is really stoked about it. “We’re very pleased to celebrate our 50th anniversary with Viberg through this collaboration,” John Fluevog tells FASHION. “Two iconic family owned shoe businesses… Fluevog at 50 years and our friends at Viberg at over 100. It’s a rare thing indeed to last this distance with a specific hands-on craft in Canada, especially in the footwear industry. We have both succeeded, against all odds, and that is something we can be proud of. Thanks to the family at Viberg for keeping the craft going, and may we both see another

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