Including the latest drops from two Toronto-based (and Willow Smith-approved) jewellery brands.
Frank And Oak launches a collection in collaboration with local Canadian artists
Montreal-based clothing brand Frank And Oak has just launched Make It Local, a three-piece T-shirt capsule collection that has three Canadian artists at its helm. Devon Pryce, Kiki Makes and Jesse Katabarwa were chosen to each imbue a T-shirt with their unique perspective on what “local” means, and the results are nothing short of visually stunning. To continue the theme, the brand has brought the graphics to life with local manufacturing. The Make It Local T-shirts are unisex and retail at $49.50.
Vitaly unveils the first drop of their Summer 2021 collection
Genderless, experimental design studio Vitaly has released the first drop of their Summer 2021 collection. Dubbed Metamaterials, this latest collection of jewellery pieces is entirely composed of 100 percent recycled stainless steel. This includes otherworldly objects recovered from suspected crash sites. The assumption that these pieces have origins from extraterrestrial genesis speaks to the Toronto-based brand’s fascination with space, technology and the possibility of life beyond our comprehension of the universe. What’s more, Vitaly’s pieces have been worn by the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Willow Smith, Bad Bunny and Lil Nas X, which is a testament to the brand’s cutting-edge aesthetic.
Toronto-based designer Steff Eleoff drops summer pieces
Another Toronto-based label coveted by Willow Smith (as well as other stars like Kylie Jenner, Snoh Aalegra and Giveon) has some summer drops worth noting. The eponymous jewellery brand by Steff Eleoff has three new pieces in its signature organic shape and form: the Eva Earring, Hesse Earring and Drip Hair Clip. The earrings are inspired by German-American sculptor Eva Hesse, which is in line with Eleoff’s inspirations: nature, contemporary design, architecture, and her background in fine art. The campaign also points to the self-taught jewellery designer’s inspirations, through juxtaposing an ethereal waterfall scenery with polished, sterling silver drip-like jewellery. The collection is available to shop now.
Obakki launches an ongoing charity initiative
This week, ethically-focused lifestyle brand Obakki launched an ongoing charity initiative in conjunction with their Essentials Collection. The collection, available for men, women and children, is filled with late-summer staples such as T-shirts and sweatshirts. For every item purchased, Obakki will donate one basic needs kit (which includes essential hygiene items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, menstrual products and soap) to a woman or girl in a refugee settlement community in Uganda. The entirety of the collection is made from organic cotton and has a low carbon footprint, making both sides of this initiative quite productive.