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Five minutes with Todd Lynn: Canada’s rock-star go-to designer


For Todd Lynn, “new” is so…last millennium.

“It’s weird, as a Canadian,” says the London-based designer, who grew up in small-town Ontario. “I remember when I was a kid and everyone would be like, ‘Oh, look at this, it’s 100 years old!’ In Europe it’s like, ‘Oh, look, it’s 1,000 years old.’ It’s a whole different ball game on that level.”

That ethos informs his current showcase, on display at the London Showroom during Paris Fashion Week. Lynn spent some time with me, reviewing his collection and talking about his fashion, his furs, his fabrics and the inspiration he finds in the works of a Norwegian artist.

1. The Dress:  Lynn worked on this in collaboration with London jewellery designer Shaun Leane. “Shaun is the jewellery designer who started working with Alexander McQueen. All those showpieces—he did them. This is actually very light. It’s nylon, done with a 3-D printer, and then it’s metallized after. So, it is not cheap!”

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Five minutes with Erdem Moralioglu


I actually had more like 45 minutes with the charming Montreal-born, London-based designer, but that story will run in an upcoming issue of the magazine. As Erdem toured me through the Paris showroom for his latest collection, he told me that some of his prints reminded him of Rorschach patterns. On that note, I put him through the paces with ELLE Canada’s express personality profile.

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Erdem Fall/Winter 2012. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

“A jog by the canal, near where I live in London.”

Biggest indulgence?

“My books. I own over 1,000 of them. I have a huge library. They’re mainly  photographic collections. Just yesterday, I bought a Victorian-era photo album at a flea market…a family photo album.”

Whom do you most admire, living or dead?

“My mother.”

If you could be a historical figure, who would you be?

“That’s such a good question! Hmm…Napolean, but taller!” [laughs]

What’s the worst thing about your job?

“When I doubt myself.”

The best thing?

“When something looks exactly as you imagined it to be. It’s wonderful.”

Who is your favourite fictional character?

“Rupert Bear.”

What skill do you wish you had?

“I wish I were ambidextrous.”

Find out what Erdem would bring with him to the afterlife. Click here.

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Day 4: Cheerio London Fashion Week!


After the celebrity-packed front row at Burberry on Tuesday night, London Fashion Week came to a close yesterday. Living up to its reputation, London was full of fearless fashionistas and quirky style mavens. Here are some of my favourite streetstyle imaginative looks.

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THE GIRL: Peony is a freelance brand adviser, stylist and blogger at www.peonylim.blogspot.com

SPOTTED: Burberry show at the Albert Lodge in Hyde Park.

HER STYLE: Adoringly regal.

WHY WE LOVE IT!   The embellished statement dress by Patricia Chang and Alaia coat have a regal vibe, which is gets an added pop with Topshop hot pink coloured tights and a Louis Vuitton  handbag. Bonus: the stately fur topper!

FASHION WEEK FAVORITE ADDRESSES:  “Harvey Nichols has a daily fresh made sandwich bar on the top floor which I love. One of my favorite shop in London is Joseph for its mix of designer labels. Lets not forget Dover Street Market: such a fun shop where one can find emerging designers.”

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