INLAND’s Spring 2023 popup features over 60 local designers
Continually elevating the experience of shopping contemporary Canadian fashion, INLAND is returning this spring with a three-day popup from May 5 to May 7 at 157 Bloor Street West in the historic Lillian Massey building, the former Club Monaco flagship store located at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road. INLAND will take over the first and lower levels of the iconic retail location.
As Canada’s most celebrated small-batch designer popup platform, INLAND has been integral in championing awareness and recognition of local talent over the last nine years. The 2023 spring event will feature over 60 independent collections from across Ontario and Quebec, showcasing products ranging from handcrafted jewelry, ethically made clothing, loungewear, dresses, hats, handbags, swimwear, and more. Shoppers will discover designer items priced on average between $100 and $300 and have the rare opportunity to engage directly with the creators behind the brands including Bustle Clothing, Christopher Bates, DORIAN WHO, Heirloom Hats, Lesley Hampton, NARCES, and Victory of the People.
“Bloor-Yorkville is an exciting next stop for INLAND, “ says Sarah Power, founder and director of INLAND. “We’re expanding our audience and attracting new customers. This is a very powerful retail neighbourhood and we know shoppers will love what they discover; pieces that no other store carries.”
Aligning with the global movement toward resale and upcycling, INLAND is thrilled to welcome five brands focused on remake processes including Amber Groen, ASHES, Diana Coatsworth, House of Hendo, and Lafaille.
New this season, INLAND is collaborating with Fashion at The Creative School, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), as the official learning partner for the popup. TMU fashion students will showcase and sell their designs while engaging with the public in a real-life learning lab environment.
“Fashion at The Creative School, supported by the AnnKM Fashion & Social Impact Initiative, is thrilled to partner with INLAND in support of upcoming local designers to establish new pathways for sustainable and inclusive fashion to develop,” says Joseph Medaglia, chair, School of Fashion, Toronto Metropolitan University. “Not only is this an excellent opportunity for our fashion students to network and gain exposure, but also for Toronto to witness the thoughtful creativity, drive, and values that underpin fashion education at Toronto Metropolitan University.”
INLAND’S Spring 2023 pop-up will feature a range of ready-to-wear collections from Advika, Ahiri, Amber Groen, Amanda Maria, Anu Raina, ASHES, Bustle, Christopher Bates, Devlyn van Loon, Diana Coatsworth Design, DORIAN WHO, dorsaLi, Golshaah, HOUSE OF DWIR, House Of Hendo, Kate Austin Designs, Khaz Designs, Klas squared, Kwesiya, LAFAILLE, Lele De Baltzac, LEONORA I.M., Lesley Hampton, Louve, MAS Montréal, Mercedes Morin, Modern Sunday, NARCES, NUAMA, odeyalo, OKAYOK, re, Selfish Swimwear, Shaghayegh Tafreshi, Sirani’s Fashion, SteMargScot, this is willow, and Zoran Dobric. The Canadian design marketplace will also showcase jewelry collections from Ashera Armour, CALO Jewelry, Captive Atelier, Ever & Ivy, Jenny Greco, June & Valentina, L’AUNE, Lo’bat, MizDragonfly, MONOXIDE, ORA-C, Quartz & Canary, Rey Fine Jewelry, Sylvia Zhang, Tasci Designs, Victory of the People, Vimeria and WILYMI, as well as accessories from AZURE LAZULI, Heirloom Hats, LLiM, ooobaby, and Partoem, and footwear by HOTELMOTEL.
Dates: May 5 to 7
Location: 157 Bloor Street West
Hours: Friday 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. / Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. / Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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