The closing night of Atlantic Fashion Week is a great opportunity for established designers to showcase their recent collections. With everything from maternity lines to swimsuits, to jewelry (yay Beck and Boosh) and everything in between it was definitely an entertaining show.
The Atlantic Fashion Week Closing Show is always fun, and it was great to see everyone looking amaze in the industry and to see all the local designer’s collections. With so many collections, and so much talent it’s difficult to mention all of them here (I love you all XO). I’ve compiled here are some photos (via Brent McCombs) to just give you a glimpse of some of the action. You’ll just have to come out next time!
Rainy Sunday & Beck And Boosh Jewelry
Inspired by those rainy Sundays, when all you want to do is wrap up in a cozy sweater, designer and owner Jenn LeBlanc, is the mastermind behind Rainy Sunday. Based in St. John’s, NL the collection is a mix of super soft yarns, innovative stitches and effortless, easy to wear silhouettes. Rainy Sunday is a brand that prides itself on quality and creating sweaters that you never want to take off.
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Beck & Boosh Jewelry and Styles is co-owned by Rebecca LaPointe (Beck) and Miriah Kearney (Boosh). Both women, were born and raised in Nova Scotia, and share a common passion for jewelry and fashion. The concept of Beck & Boosh was created over play dates and coffee, but both women knew there was a need for fashionable, affordable accessories.
Beck & Boosh is sold online at, at their seasonal kiosk on the third floor of MicMac Mall and a selected range at all 26 Pseudio stores. The pieces sold at Beck & Boosh are either hand assembled by the Beck & Boosh team or designed by the owners and made in India.
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HOUSE OF MODA
Ozlem was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. After receiving a scholarship from Saint Mary’s University, she moved to Canada when she was 18. She completed a double major in advanced Political Science and German with a minor in Business but her heart was always in fashion.
She explored her passions in life during university years; trying to find what it is that she really wants to do and decided to pursue them on the side. She started designing costume jewellery with swarovski crystals and evil eye glass beads for herself and her friends as a hobby. It was all about colours and sparkle. Soon after, this hobby of hers turned into popular jewellery parties and exhibits. She decided to take a summer off of university and take jewellery design courses. Following that summer, Moda Jewellery and Accessories was born. After many years of designing, marketing, retailing, and distributing to stores around Canada; Ozlem founded House of Moda with her partner. The word “moda” means fashion in many European languages. House of Moda, the fashion house, is located in Halifax, NS. Now, HoM is more than just a jewellery boutique; it is a social meeting point in the city.
Ozlem’s designs were worn by celebrities like Beyoncé in her world tour, Mary Zilba from The Real Housewives of Vancouver, Mary Murphy from So You Think You Can Dance, Catherine Zeta Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Sophia Miles, Keisha Chante, and many more. Ozlem and her work were feautred in the Toronto Star, Chronicle Herald, E-Talk, People and LouLou magazine.
Vibrant colours, statement prints and effortless designs. The Zafira woman is confident, adventurous and looking to stand out. Fearless in her exploration of fashion but looking for something practical to wear along her journey. Zafira is designed and produced in Halifax, NS Canada.
Inspired by all the elements of being born and raised in Canada, Taye Landry combines both real and faux fur for her first-ever collection. Driven by her crave for all things dangerous, Landry pushes every boundary. Creating pieces that inspire individuals to explore new altitudes, over-sized and full of depth. This collection is a form of armour. It’s about protection. Allowing those that indulge, to feel freedom from pain, suffering and the external world. Taye Anita offers a sense of security. Made in Canada.
From dance performances to protests to folks in drag it was definitely a must see show. I will say though that was unfortunate that the setting wasn’t planned a little better. In an attempt to speed up the show the models were asked not to complete the catwalk when doing their walk throughs, and so us media folk and photographers located at the end of the “s” shaped runway really missed a lot of the show. In any case there’s always going to hiccups and learning experiences from these types of events especially so when it’s a new venue. Ultimately it still was an amazing show, and the local designers really worked hard, and it really showed on the runway!
Great job everyone
x Short Presents
Stay tuned to the blog next week as I’ll be recapping World Master Card Fashion Week in Toronto!