Canadian Exports Part 1

I recently took a trip to Toronto and happened accross Jeremy Laing's SS10 collection in Holt Renfrew. I loved his geometric patterns and construction and immediately went home to find out stockists in the UK... there are none. Sad face.

He began making clothes at the tender age of 13 after learning to sew from his mother. After studying in Toronto and doing an exchange at the University of Westeminister he went on to do an apprenticeship with the late McQueen. His time with McQueen saw him hone his skills as an innovative pattern maker - using textiles to create form.

In his AW2010 collection, Jeremy has drawn inspiration from Canadian natural resources and The First Nations. All furs are beaver, raccoon and muskrat - sustainably hunted in the wild! I love his focus on texture and surface.. a step away from his usual complicated architectural silhouettes.

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