Maison McCall

I had the pleasure of writing about McCall’s interwar couture patterns for the upcoming Heritage issue of Selvedge Magazine. With thanks to Cécile Lambert and Elizabeth Randolph, Collections Manager of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Founded in 2004, Selvedge is a bimonthly that explores the history, future, politics, and…

Techno Pagans

Profile of Plastik Wrap designers Adriana Fulop and Ryan Webber, written for the first issue of Hamilton Magazine’s 40th anniversary year. Hamilton Magazine (est. 1978) is published by Town Media, a division of Postmedia. Photo: Idan Erez Hamilton Magazine | browse issue | read article

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…

City File: Bodega

Short commissioned piece about Bodega, a vintage boutique and pop-up space, for the Holiday issue of Hamilton Magazine. Hamilton Magazine (est. 1978) is published by Town Media, a division of Postmedia. Photo: Matt D’Alvise at OB OBrien’s studio. Hamilton Magazine | browse issue | read article

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 (est. 1977) 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,…