What ELLE Canada is obsessed with this week: Band of Outsiders lives on?
Since cancelling fall orders, closing the New York City flagship and bidding adieu on Instagram, Band of Outsiders made it pretty clear it was gone for good. This was the case up until two days ago, when Belgian fashion fund CCLA announced it will be continuing to market the brand in the US and overseas (which, we’re hoping, includes Canada). This may have something to do with auctioning off remaining assets and inventory – it’s likely no new pieces will be crafted any time soon, as designer Scott Sternberg is no longer involved. Still, we remain optimistic. This cloud’s silver lining may very well on the horizon. READ MORE: How to wear denim anywhere this summer
What ELLE Canada is obsessed with this week: Cover Swim
Perfect for sunshine-filled summer scorchers, this collection of bathing suits was made for beach days cavorting without the regrets. The specially designed fabric blocks 98% of UV rays and doesn’t lose potency with wear and washings. Plus, these suits are cute, which is a long-awaited bonus in the realm of functional fashion. Look out for the Cover x Glass swimwear collaboration, exclusively on Moda Operandi until August 10th. READ MORE: See every dramatic image from Saint Laurent's return to couture
What ELLE Canada is obsessed with this week: Alexander Wang's next move
“What a week” would be a dramatic understatement for this 31-year-old wunderkind. Today, Balenciaga confirmed Wang will be departing following the October ready-to-wear show in Paris, and it seems that sufficient reasoning has now been supplied: With a brand growing quickly and at various consumer price points, the designer’s focus needed to shift back to his own projects. The 6,460-square-foot Alexander Wang flagship opens its ornate doors tomorrow in London – what will they reveal? READ MORE: Alexander Wang is leaving Balenciaga, we predict what’s next