Lululemon Opens its Y2K Vault + Other Fashion News

Photography courtesy of Lululemon

Plus BOSS x PHIPPS collab on a sustainable collection and Christopher Bates teams up with “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Annika Lautens

Date May 28, 2022

Lululemon embraces its Y2K roots

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The year: 2000. The place: Lululemon. The item in question: the ‘Shape jacket.’ The iconic Canadian brand is digging into its archives and rereleasing this and more past products from the early 2000s through to 2011, including more fan favourites like the ‘Astro pant,’ ‘Inspire crop’ and ‘Still pant.’ Each month a new and improved article of clothing will be revealed from the Lululemon Y2K vault and available to purchase in limited quantities via its app, instore and online. Not included: your old workout soundtrack with songs by Britney and NSYNC.

BOSS X PHIPPS is the sustainable collection you didn’t know you needed

Photography courtesy of BOSS

On paper, BOSS and PHIPPS might seem like an unexpected pairing. But according to Marco Falcioni, senior vice president, creative direction for HUGO BOSS, “our values are very much aligned – even if our aesthetics are different. As brands, we both want to pave a more sustainable way forward in an industry which is still creating too much waste.” Enter a genderless collection crafted using responsible materials and leftover fabrics from the BOSS archives. The assortment combines the tie-dye and provocative slogans that PHIPPS has become known for with the quality and innovation that BOSS is synonymous with.

A Top Gun collection comes to Canada thanks to Christopher Bates

Photograph courtesy of Paramount Pictures

If you are feeling a need for speed, then Christopher Bates has got you covered. In honour of the new film Top Gun: Maverick, the Canadian designer has teamed up with Paramount Pictures on a collection of bomber jackets, T-shirts and sunglasses that Tom Cruise himself would approve of. And with Father’s Day coming up, this could be your solution for finding the perfect gift.

Jillian Harris proves she’s the queen of collabs with Melanie Auld Jewelry

Photography courtesy of Melanie Auld Jewelry

Jillian Harris, the queen of Canadian collabs, is back, and this time she’s working with Melanie Auld Jewelry. The duo recently released ‘Adorned,’ a collection of initial earring charms and studs in vermeil, sterling silver and 14kt solid gold. So whether you want to wear the letters of a loved one or simply celebrate yourself, there’s something here for everyone.

There are only 150 pairs of these Moscot x Saturdays NYC sunglasses

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Glasses brand Moscot is teaming up with Saturdays NYC just in time for summer. According to the press release, the collaboration is inspired by the two brands’ “shared deep-rooted New York City heritage and active urban lifestyle” and features a singular style, the Tomo. But you’ll have to be fast because only 150 are available to purchase online and in-stores at MOSCOT and Saturdays NYC.

Smash + Tess and The Birds Papaya release a new romper

Photography courtesy of Smash + Tess

Looking for that perfect transitional spring to summer outfit? Thanks to its recent collab with Canadian influencer The Birds Papaya, Smash + Tess is making a pretty convincing argument for embracing a romper. Available in pink and black, the ‘Kimi Coveralls’ are made from a woven Tencel, cotton, and spandex blend for a super soft feel and an effortless drape.