From Colony to Incubator

I wrote about Toronto fashion history since 1867 for FORWARD Magazine, a new glossy edited by Ugyen Wangmo. For this Canada 150 sesquicentennial feature, I sourced vintage and archival images from the 19th and 20th centuries — in the process rediscovering some forgotten Karsh portraits of the couturière Madame Martha. Even in the time of…

Remembering Hervé Léger

I wrote a brief tribute to Hervé Léger, creator of the bandage dress, for FASHION magazine. Published monthly by St. Joseph Media, FASHION is one of Canada’s leading glossies. FASHION | read article

PatternVault

The PatternVault blog provides rich, illustrated posts on the history of designer fashion through DIY culture. “Pattern Vault breaks the mold again and again.” – Designer Marcy Tilton Key posts on: • Vogue patterns for Givenchy designs by Alexander McQueen and John Galliano • Rare commercial patterns for designs by Madeleine Vionnet, Yves Saint Laurent,…