At New York Fashion Week, even the most seasoned of attendees were surprised by the amount of Canadian apparel and jewellery designs that appeared onstage. Now, those designs have run off the runway in royal fashion
Ask a foreigner what they know about Canada and they’ll likely praise us for our maple syrup and giving the world the game of hockey. They’ll also likely offer words of comfort for the months of frigid temperatures a good deal of the country endures every winter.
It was 18 months ago, 1:30 a.m. on a Saturday night. I just had a design breakthrough and did a little victory lap around my studio. After my moment of glee, I flopped back into my chair and stared down at my nails, ragged from a six-day marathon at the bench. My to-do list for Sunday was long: invoicing, preparing photos of my new work, a few hours of Photoshopping, updating my website, fixing my sandblaster, tending to my freelance advertising clients, and… oh yes, I have a family, too. I suddenly felt tired. Deflated.
A record number of 17 finalists have made the cut in the 2016 Giovanni Vaccaro Family Scholarship. Sponsored by CJExpos and Beverly Hills Jewellers, the competition—which carries the theme, ‘An Evening in Paris’—asks students to design a piece with an estimated retail value of $1500.
Montreal jewellery designer Claudio Pino has made countless rings over the years, but the one he has yet to create is his own. “I don’t know when I will make it, but when I do, it will have a green tourmaline set in platinum,” he tells Jewellery Business.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is expected to be one of the most successful movies of all time. With ticket sales pulling in an estimated $161.1 million US in its opening weekend, it is well on its way to getting into the record books.
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