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Facts About Fake Louis Vuitton Bags

A lot has been said about fake Louis Vuittons on the internet. Although many would argue that buying knockoffs rips the big and well-established designers’ companies their due, not everyone buys their idea though. Everyone out there is sharing their thoughts and experiences with faux Louis Vuitton. Why don’t we share ours also? After all, everyone has something they could share about fashion, looks and the attires they prefer.

It’s the 21st-century girls, we all want to have a say in whatever interests us. How funny is it that people always wonder if they can afford the so-called fashion world Luxuries? People out here are faking it until they make it, others still, going legit and spending wholesome amounts of cash for mere authenticity. You know what? As long as we all rock with what suits our interests and meets our needs, no one cares about the Louis Vuitton fake merchandise or authenticity of what we have on us.

Many women often find themselves in a trance of either going with the brand or to just settle with quality. For sure, many startups in this competitive and crowded fashion industry find it hard to play in the big leagues as the Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Channel, Gucci, Tommy, and other globally admired Designers’. The truth of the matter is, even those small startups make just as competitive products as the top dogs in this market only that they lack big brands.

Quality is one thing to consider, a name is another thing to dwell on. Furthermore, no one wants to drain their credit cards for goods they would otherwise spend less for and more so for the same quality. Just so you don’t find me biased my lovely girls, I’ll share with you, what most people want to know about faux Louis Vuitton productss. Especially about the handbags ladies!

Being a fashion fanatic, I will admit to having bought knockoffs and also genuine labels too. This gives me a first-hand experience in both worlds. A pair of beige Kalu accompanied by a Louis Vuitton purse plus a pair of some worthy karats necklace around your neck is always better than just a new Gucci clutch bag with some old outdated jewelry.

On the other hand, an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag is always luxurious and prestigious than some two Balenciaga and Tommy mirror image replicas. Standards need to be set right also! A statement has to be made from the toe to the hat darlings. So as we pick our poisons, we should do so diligently.

Does Luxury and trending fashions need to be expensive always? Well, diving in on the subject matter, let’s discuss some of the pros and cons of purchasing fake Louis Vuitton.

Pros Of Fake Louis Vuitton

They say every cloud has a silver writing, so do the replicas also. Just because the big Designers’ outlets discourage buying knockoffs, does not mean that we, as the Fashion fanatics can’t enjoy an elegant, luxurious and glamorous appearance for just less than those overpriced designer products in the market as well. Kicking us off on the pros of purchasing replica handbags, personally over the years I have felt that;

Affordability

A majority of ladies out here want to rock on everything they put on. From the dress, they pick, to the shoes on their rack, the necklace, belt, and any other coveted accessories a lady would kill for. Buying all these at a go can be quite costly too.

With replicas, our help arrives! At just half the prices of the authentic Saint Laurent, we can have 1:1 mirrored replica of the handbag. Matching the quality, design, and the make, even better it could be customized to my satisfaction, at the same time-saving cash for other items and maybe even now an authentic Stella McCartney blouse plus Tiffany & Co jewelry. That luxurious coveted look that was for a select group of ladies with a lot of money to blow only now becomes available for us all to enjoy with them also.

Compliments, Status & Standards

We all agree that it feels good when people compliment us for the outfit we choose to put on. Walking with your friends from the mall and flushing out your Replica Gucci handbag, earns you the same respect and status given to the celebrities rocking on them labels on social Medias too.

I don’t why, but there is that a little boost of ego and self-esteem when everyone’s all over your purse admiring the make and design. Often very few people can discern between a genuine Designer product and its mirrored replica. Especially if you, by yourself, already knows how the authentic ones are.

The association of owning a very highly-priced designer item in the market gives us the satisfaction of prestige, status and raising our standards a bit. Of course, if we know how to get the knock off item, we also know the ins and outs of the authentic one and would maybe purchase them if possible.

Branding the big Designer Labels

Come to think of it, the big designers’ labels are beneficiaries of the knock offs too. This is why. From the book “The Knockoff Economy” by Kal Raustiala & Christopher Springman, the authors argue that a knockoff item boosts the brands and even sells the Designers’ products in the market.  They further argue that replicas help in brand awareness of authentic accessories. 

Playing the role of a “Trial Run” the knock offs eventually pave way for the authentic items. They further statistically estimate that about 40% of those who purchase knock offs as their trial runs eventually go for the real deal depending on the compliments and opinions they get while having the replicas. Think of it as the knock offs in the long run just advertises the genuine Designers’ handbags.

As others would still argue that purchasing knockoff Louis Vuitton takes away business from the big brands, on the contrary, this does not affect their target customers at all. As the majority of people who purchase knockoffs comfortably, the thought of spending more just for the brand has never crossed them. In the end, these ladies just end up marketing the real products for the label companies.

Supporting local skills, talents and Small startups

Fashion and design always go hand in hand girls. They are inseparable. Just because an upcoming designer lacks a well-established platform like the Gucci, Vuitton, Polo, Chanel, Balenciaga does not mean that they lack the skillset and craftsmanship applied by the big labels out here.

Given a chance, am sure that most of these upcoming designers would even give stiffer competition in the market place than already is. However, as everyone runs for those top dollar labels, the promising and creative startups are left unnoticed.

This raw talent and skillset can better still be supported by purchasing their 1:1 mirrored replicas of the authentic top dollar designer bags. There is no greater fulfillment in life than the feeling of helping someone find their way in a competitive and crowded fashion world out there.

Co-Designing your Handbags

One particular thing I love with replicas is that I get to co-design the bag I specifically order from the replica stores. I always get to approve the replica design sent to me before they manufacture and ship my order. The most amazing part is that all my bags always arrive in the way I desired them to be. This is a priceless adventure darlings. Indeed the replica market is a god sent haven for us. 

Making a statement from what you wear doesn’t have to cost you a fortune anymore. All these quality and branding businesses out here got us covered and still saves our credit cards. Quality, durability, top grade leather and excellent replication are all served, but not from a silver platter anymore.

Cons Of Louis Vuitton Fake Merchandises

With all the pros on faux Louis Vuitton, I doubt if you can be able to draw the line on the cons. But since most of you ladies have had some disappointment along the way before meeting your perfect Replica store, I doubt if we can miss a few. Well maybe from the usual stereotypes we could say;

Poor Quality and Craftsmanship

When I first decided to get a replica Louis Vuitton clutch bag for an event I was to attend. I hassled to get the best quality. In this crowded fashion world market, most replicas I must admit they never meet the standards. But of course, these are for the people who don’t want to put in the extra effort and impress their customers.

Some replicas out there are poorly done for sure. From stitching to the quality of the leather used. At times with the wrong store, you will also get the wrong products and eventually an unworthy experience at the end. You need to know about the authentic Saint Laurent first before going for its replica for quality assurance girls.

Shipment Process

It can be disappointing to wait for your Louis Vuitton handbag up to the last minute only for you to be disappointed by the delayed arrival. This could be somewhat annoying. I know. 

The tricks I’ve used over the years is to always order my bags in due time. Most of my friends have had to attend an invites only event on borrowed purses and accessories just because their order never arrived on time. With the best Replica stores, the threshold time has been taken to ensure quality and your satisfaction has been met. If this has never happened to you, the frustration is devastating. Believe me.

Mode of Payment

Well, most of the online stores accept payments through PayPal. Most of the online transactions are done via PayPal. It’s somehow convenient, right?

The disappointing part is, PayPal payment policy is restricted to authentic top labels products only. With Replicas, the mode of payment has only ended up being done with Western Union. PayPal’s replica business policy limits this payment option nonetheless.

Wear and Tear

As Louis Vuitton replicas are not as authentic the legit Chanel or the Balenciaga Designers, they are prone to wear more first than the real ones. What stays forever anyway? Nothing does. But, unlike the long-lasting and durable Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent, replicas never a 100% match their durability. 

Ethical Issues Of Buying Fake Louis Vuitton

Some European countries deem the Replica business illegal. To a larger extent, Gucci and Louis Vuitton Fashion houses do crackdowns for their counterfeited accessories. Research suggests;

“In 2010, Louis Vuitton initiated 10,673 raids and 30,171 anti-counterfeiting procedures worldwide, resulting in the seizure of thousands of counterfeit products and the breaking up of criminal networks.”

But some countries including the USA have no issues with replicated goods as long as the consumer is fully aware it is a replica they are purchasing and not being scammed for the real deal.

Well, we as the consumers know what’s best for us for always. We cannot allow these advertisement companies to make us spend a wholesome amount of money while we all know we only want to appear all flashy. We can have both the brand and quality for even less you know. With the right fake Louis Vuitton store, we can have all we’ve ever wanted and at the right price my fellow beloved friends. 

Sprite x BET Weekend Launch

For over 30 years, Sprite has championed hip-hop’s rising tastemakers and biggest innovators. Now, Sprite is highlighting the next generation of talent through “Thirst For Yours”, a new brand platform that pays homage to the genre. Empowering the up-and-comers of tomorrow, “Thirst For Yours” draws inspiration from the endless possibilities of hip-hop, elevating the future designers, musicians, artists, photographers, entrepreneurs and beyond by showcasing their talent and helping to achieve their goals.

Announced on Thursday, June 20, Sprite will bring “Thirst For Yours” to life through a series of television spots, digital posts across the brand’s channels, social influencers, out-of-home initiatives and experiential activations that tap into key cultural moments within the spaces of music, art, film and fashion.

 
PnB Rock, KilluminatiiKodie Shane and more attended the launch of Sprite’s new platform, “Thirst For Yours,” in Los Angeles. Timed to the kickoff of BET Weekend, the exclusive launch event culminated in a panel discussion hosted by entertainment journalist and BET personality  Gia Peppers . Gia spoke with rapper  Kodie Shane , rising fashion designer  Seth Giscombe , and hip-hop artists  Moxie Knox A9E Bino   and  Villain Park  about their journeys from up-and-comers to rising stars with the support of Sprite.

Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy

In the March 22nd issue of InStyle, Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy speak on the loyal sisterhood they’ve created including Rowan Blanchard, Dakota Fanning and Shailene Woodley with their darkly romantic designs.

“There are very few houses led by women, and I think that’s unfortunate… The few women I see in those positions worked really long and hard to get there, and I don’t see that with our male counterparts. Someone does one cool collection as a young male designer and they are in a house. We can all leave it to our imaginations as to why that is,” says Laura Mulleavy.

“My sister and I have always been able to relate to Kate and Laura in a special way because the four of us understand the power of a sisterly bond… I’ve always been fascinated by the inspirations for Kate and Laura’s collections,” says Dakota Fanning.


“No matter how niche or specific they may be, they are always uniquely present in each piece… I’m not sure I’ve met any two more authentic women in the fashion industry,” says Shailene Woodley.

“It’s romantic and feminine, and there’s an underlying edge to it, something that’s off… We’re always looking at the ideas of traditional beauty and nontraditional beauty and how they can be seen together,” says Laura Mulleavy.

The issue hits newsstands nationwide March 22nd. Photographs by Amy Harrity. See the full online interview here.

Laura Harrier X Danielle Macdonald

Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrates its 10th anniversary showcasing sustainable fashion. In honor of 10 years rocking sustainable dresses on the red carpet, RCGD is pleased to announce that Laura Harrier, from this year’s six-time Oscar nominated film BlacKkKlansman, and Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film Skin and Netflix’s acclaimed DUMPLIN’, will be representing RCGD at the 91st Academy Awards. They will be wearing ethical gowns designed by global fashion houses.

Each year the RCGD campaign has worked with internationally acclaimed designers to dress stars in sustainable formal wear for the Academy Awards®.

To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.

In honor of the 10th anniversary, this year’s sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.

“I can’t believe it has been 10 years since RCGD was born,” shares founder Amis Cameron. “It has been an incredible journey and inspiring to see how the campaign has grown every year. I am so proud of helping people become more aware of what sustainable fashion can look like and its impact on the planet. What we wear and the fashion industry has a tremendous impact on the environment—and people’s choices can move the marketplace and the climate change needle. From changing one of your meals a day to a plant-based meal, to wearing vintage or ethically made clothes, we can all make a difference. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and joining the green revolution!”

Suzy Amis Cameron is an actress, environmental advocate, and author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. She was inspired to create RCGD back in 2009 on her husband, James Cameron’s press tour for “AVATAR”. She wanted to challenge designers to think about fashion in an eco-conscious context.  Since RCGD’s inception, a variety of celebrities have represented the initiative at the Oscars, including Emma Roberts (Scream Queens), Sophie Turner (X-Men, Game of Thrones), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Jane the Virgin), Priyanka Bose (Lion), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Zoey Deutch (The Set Up), Camila Alves, Jake McDorman (American Sniper), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and many others. To date, the brands who have partnered and supported RCGD range from TESLA, Vivienne Westwood and Armani, to ESMOD, Reformation, Swarovski, among others.

Proceeds from RCGD go to MUSE School CA, a nonprofit environmental school Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister, Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes with personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go towww.museschool.org.

Online Fashion Spotlight: SilkFred.com

We‘ve all been there; ready to attend an event but with nothing to wear. Last-minute shopping (both online and instore) commences, and you’re desperate to find the perfect dress to help you feel confident as you dance the night away.

If you find yourself in that all too familiar position, SilkFred is here to help. With a wide range of unique products to suit any style, Silkfred.com is the personal stylist you never knew you needed. Whether you are shopping for a date night or you are looking for a piece of knitwear to complement your winter wardrobe, they likely have an option for you.

With over 600 independent brands represented on the site, it is the perfect location for the fashion forward on the hunt for the next big thing. Grown completely from scratch through social media and the power of conversation, this innovative team have taken personal style and the latest trends to created a truly unique space for those that love all things fashion.

Whether you are looking for a modern twist on the classic little black dress or you want a maxi dress that makes a statement, you are spoilt for choice. With up and coming brands such as Lilah Rose and AX Paris, you can be sure that you are getting the very best of high-quality fashion at a price that won’t break the bank.

What If You Are New To Fashion?

If you are new to fashion then there is no need to worry; SilkFred does all the work for you.

The categories around the site are easy to find, all clearly laid out in a simple navigation bar. You can shop by the clothing item that you want and the style within each of these, as well as picking a ‘perfect for’ category if you need a bit of inspiration for an upcoming event. You can enjoy a seamless shopping experience without having to scroll through pages to find what you’re looking for, allowing you to get that all important outfit in no time at all.

What About Budget?

If you are looking for your next amazing dress but do not have a big budget, you can still find what you need at SilkFred. Within their website, you can look for all the latest bargains in their outlet and there are also regular sales where you grab a style steal. With select dresses selling out in some sizes, they offer you the chance to get outstanding deals on the last few remaining.

With Silkfred as your secret weapon, you can be sure to avoid a fashion faux pas at every event regardless of the dress code, allowing you to enjoy the very best in fashion all year round.

VP Plaza España Design

VP Plaza España Design hotel recently opened its doors in the center of Madrid, offering luxury accommodations wrapped into an unprecedented design philosophy, whose main protagonist is art. Prominent Spanish artists have contributed their unique works and creations, making this property an icon of design, architecture and art in the capital of Madrid.

Guests will be able to immerse themselves in an atmosphere where decor, furniture, architecture, and luxurious service co-exist in perfect harmony, offering an experience that goes far beyond accommodations. It is a philosophy that breaks the boundaries of what has already been done in the past and allows visitors to enjoy the essence of design, for a one-of-a-kind experience from beginning to end.

VP Plaza España Design worked with key Spanish designers, artists, and architects for the conceptualization of its façade and public spaces, which allows its facilities to have a distinctive and distinguished touch that makes it an unparalleled luxury option in Madrid. The hotel features include work by Pere Gifre, Dario Urzay, Fernando Palacios, Nacho Zubelzu, Veronica Domingo, and Héléne Bergaz, as well as Patricia San Juan, Marre, and Jan Hendrix.

Symbiosis of Art and Ingenuity

The selection of artists who have collaborated to bring life to the greatest icon of luxury and design represents a harmonious blend of disciplines, trends, visions, expressions, and styles. All of them carry a solid national and international trajectory, deserving of outstanding recognition for their iconic works inside and outside of Spain. Each, with their own inspiration, have made a contribution of exclusive creations, devised within the design philosophy that Hotel VP Plaza España Design 5* has established.

Renowned artist Pere Gifre is the architect of the impressive eight-story waterfall that dominates the atrium of the hotel and creates an impressive visual illusion of water that falls in a magnificently artistic way, trapping guests in a sensory experience that mixes the wild side of nature with the luxury and tranquility of water.

A tribute to art can be experienced in the lobby, where paintings created by the Bilbao Dario Urzay can be appreciated. The paintings highlight the artist’s personal poetics combined with his ability to induce new forms of knowledge and communication.

The corridors are also sure to catch guests’ attention as the painter and sculptor, Fernando Palacios, showcases material language with nearly three-dimensional forms that exude a special meaning of life in a luxurious context. His works of art may also be admired in some of the hotel rooms.

The mural “Buscando a un hombre,” created from Nacho Zubelzu’s inspiration, can be seen in front of the hotel elevators. Zubelzu’s impressive collages decorating the bar and lobby area bathrooms were made with the intention of creating an “art bar.”

An innovative and unique redesign of the aesthetics of the landscape is reflected in the works of Madrid-born Héléne Bergaz. The artist’s creations give a master touch to the hotel rooms, with a vanguardist approach of photographic montages with meteorites bearing his unmistakable stamp.

Verónica Domingo’s impressive paintings, created with Indian ink, decorate the hotel’s impressive suites. She shows her passion for Asian art and calligraphy, creating infinite value in the construction of a complex and abstract framework.

For more information, please visit www.plazaespana-hotel.com.

Style Fashion Week New York, Day Two

On day two of Style Fashion Week New York, designers, Matte Brand, Sweet Talk Swim, Adriana Sahar, Raul Penarada, Hirun Bangkok, Elie Madi and Rocky Gathercole showcased SS’19 designs at the Manhattan Center. Guests of the shows additionally enjoyed performances by Chloe Maggs and Leah Kate presented by Vezt Music App. Essentia Water kept attendees, models and designers hydrated throughout the night. Guests, VIP’s and socialites enjoyed Tipsy Girl Wines as they viewed the season’s latest collections. Decor was provided by Jimmy DeLaurentis. Sitting front row was Ming Lee Simmons, Diggy Simmons, Julz Goddard (YesJulz), WolfTyla, Sihoban Bell, Deborah Cox and others.

Matte Brand

Sweet Talk Swim

Adriana Sahar

Raul Penarada

Hirun Bangkok

Elie Madie

Rocky Gathercole

Sid Neigum Returns To RE\SET

THE COLLECTIONS™ announced today the return of internationally recognized designer, Sid Neigum, who will premiere his Spring/Summer 2019 collection exclusively in the P2 (parking garage) of Yorkville Village, 136 Yorkville Ave at 9:30 P.M. as the finale show of the first day of Toronto Fashion Week and RE\SET™ 004, September 4, 2018.

“This feels like the right time to return to Toronto to showcase my new collection at RE\SET™ at Toronto Fashion Week. Canada is having a fashion moment, and I want to support the fashion industry and help garner awareness internationally for what’s happening here at home.” States Sid Neigum, founder and designer, Sid Neigum.

Opening RE\SET™ 004 on Tuesday, Sept 4, at 4:00 P.M. THE COLLECTIONS™ will welcome another unprecedented presentation by internationally renowned Mikhael Kale, who will unveil select pieces from the FW18 collection, exclusively available at Hudson’s Bay, as well as his Spring/Summer 2019 collection inside the iconic Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), 100 Queen’s Park, presented by Toronto Fashion Week and RE\SET™, in patnership with the Royal Ontario Museum. The official ticket sponsor for Kale’s show, Mantella Corporation, will offer complimentary access to the first 100 individuals of the public. Kale’s presentation, inspired by the notion of repurposing structure, and will debut technical wrapping and tying in a way that limited the design process, with garments displaying new life from previous shape..

“I recognize how critical it is to support the Canadian fashion industry and am dedicated to the ongoing support of Canadian fashion designers.” States Sylvia Mantella, Chief Marketing Officer, Mantella Corporation.

Both Neigum and Kale are established Canadian designers and bring with them an impressive portfolio of press attention from major international outlets including Vogue, alongside a long list of loyal celebrity fans including Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, among many others. The return of Neigum and Kale to Toronto Fashion Week under the RE\SET™ platform, after having presented their collections in international markets including New York, Paris and London, marks a major milestone for THE COLLECTIONS™ and RE\SET™.

Neigum and Kale’s shows at RE\SET™ 004 will act as headlining shows with unparalleled production value, of which THE COLLECTIONS™ have built their reputation on.

“Toronto is the fashion capital of Canada and we are beyond excited two of the country’s biggest talents have decided to showcase their SS’19 collections at RE\SET™,” states Dwayne Kennedy, co-founder and fashion director at THE COLLECTIONS™.  “Canadian designers deserve international acclaim, and we are committed to creating the platform for which they can showcase their collections and successfully build their brands.”

RE\SET™ 004’s full designer calendar is now available for viewing via reset.fashion  marking the largest and most diverse line-up to date. With internationally renowned designers including New York based Daniel Gregory Natale and Victoria Hayes, alongside emerging ones-to-watch, WIL Studios and Namesake, RE\SET™ 004 will present a robust line-up of Canadian fashion talent, solidifying its place on the global fashion calendar.

All RE\SET™ and Toronto Fashion Week presentations will be supported by
beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart lead make-up artist Simone Otis. Hair will be provided by Redken Fifth Avenue New York, and lead by Jorge Joao.

Artist Pension Trust Announces Art Display

Carefully curated works are featured throughout the New York City building, including in Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group’s newest spaces, Manhatta and Bay Room

Artist Pension Trust (APT) is pleased to announce its new project at 28 Liberty Street, a 60-story skyscraper, located in Manhattan’s Financial District. APT artist works will be featured throughout Fosun International’s 28 Liberty building, including at Manhatta, the Danny Meyer-run Union Square Hospitality Group’s (USHG) newly-opened restaurant and bar, as well as Bay Room, USHG’s first-ever event space, both of which occupy the 60th floor of the building.

“Art has always been essential part of our restaurant designs,” says Meyer. “We are thrilled to include over 100 pieces of artwork from Artist Pension Trust in Manhatta and Bay Room, both by top local talent and established international artists. We love APT’s mission of helping artists and fostering a community between them, and we feel privileged to benefit from their meaningful work, and to share it with our guests.”

Featured artists in the space include Logan Grider, an Oregon-based artist and Theresa Hackett, a Los Angeles-based artist, who will both have their works featured inside Manhatta and Bay Room. Hackett’s work incorporates non-conventional materials to create hybrid landscapes while Grider’s pieces showcase an abstract theme.

“This partnership between APT, Fosun, and USHG is an exciting opportunity for our artist community,” says Zohar Elhanani, CEO of Artist Pension Trust. “We constantly seek new and exciting avenues to highlight the works of APT’s artists and the opportunity to showcase selected art throughout 28 Liberty and in both Manhatta and Bay Room, art that has been personally selected by Danny Meyer, will serve as fantastic exposure for our artists.”

Founded in 2004, APT (Artist Pension Trust) is a unique social initiative, designed to bring financial security and international exposure to a select group of emerging and established artists around the world. APT acts as a mutual assurance program, allowing participating artists to benefit from the sale of each other’s work — in essence, ensuring that the big-name artists behind blockbuster shows can support the work of talented peers still gaining art world recognition.

Since its foundation, APT has worked with some of the world’s leading contemporary artists, from Turner Prize winners to recipients of prestigious awards including the Prix de Rome and Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year. Works by APT artists have been loaned for exhibitions at the world’s leading institutions and have been prominent features of events including Art Basel and the Venice Biennale.

See some of the works that will be featured here: https://www.mutualart.com/apt/

About Artist Pension Trust

Artist Pension Trust (APT) was established in 2004 to provide artists with added financial security at every stage of their career, through a unique, patented model that allows participants to benefit from one another’s success. The APT model ensures that 72% of the net proceeds from the sale of an artwork goes back to its artist and their peers: 40% to the artist who created the work, and 32% shared among artists in their regional group.

THE COLLECTIONS™ x RE\SET™

THE COLLECTIONS™, a Toronto based production agency and founders of the RE\SET™ fashion platform, now in its fourth season, announced today the full designer line-up for RE\SET™ 004 in collaboration with Toronto Fashion Week returning to Yorkville Village, 136 Yorkville Ave., September 4-6, 2018.

THE COLLECTIONS™ will bring a curated group of over 30 Canadian designers to unveil their new collections in a variety of formats including 14 presenting designers in the traditional runway model and in-studio static presentations as well as over 16 designers in the direct-to-consumer RE\SET™ Showroom.

“This season will mark our largest roster to date, featuring womenswear, menswear, unisex and accessories,” states Mel Ashcroft, Co-founder for THE COLLECTIONS™ “We are dedicated to providing a platform for designers to engage the community and connect direct-to-consumer through sales and marketing initiatives.”

The RE\SET™ 004 designer line-up includes: colourful minimalism by ready-to-wear designer Alex S. Yu; bridal and eveningwear from Christopher Paunil presented by Herman-Sellers-Gough Furs; contemporary womenswear designer Hilary MacMillan; South Asian non-traditional inspired evening and bridalwear line Mani Jassal; cutting edge sensual womenswear by Mikhael Kale; bespoke luxury leather jacket brand Namesake; genderless designer Pedram Karimi; renowned womenswear designer Tara Rivas; classic sartorial menswear from WIL Studios; Montreal based genderless collection WRKDEPT; and New York based newcomers including architecturally driven womenswear brand Daniel Gregory Natale and contemporary womenswear by Victoria Hayes.

New to RE\SETTM this season is a group presentation to celebrate the collaboration between iconic retailer, Hudson’s Bay and THE COLLECTIONS™. The show will highlight 12 Canadian designers including Atelier Guarin, Hilary MacMillan, Sid Neigum, Markoo, Mikhael Kale, Pedram Karimi, S.P. Badu, WIL Studios, WRKDEPT, Biko, Cuchara and Daniel Gregory Natale. Each designer will be available in the Discover This Pop-Up space in select stores and online at thebay.com across Canada. The collaboration launches September 4, 2018.

“With this momentum, we’re thrilled to be collaborating with Hudson’s Bay,” continues Ashcroft. “This presentation will offer consumers, and industry experts the ability to shop the looks exclusively available at Hudson’s Bay this coming fall.”

RE\SET™ is inspired and made possible by the following like-minded partners who thrive on supporting local initiatives and continue to build a cohesive creative community: Toronto Fashion Week and its founding partners (Yorkville Village, The Hazleton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner), beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart under the lead of P1M artist Simone Otis, Working Proof Studio and NordströmMatte Public Relations.