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100 Black Canadian Designers Received Awards of Excellence

The inaugural Black Designer Award of Excellence honored Black Canadian designers from across the country. This award of excellence was launched by the celebrated Black designer George Sully together with his foundation, Black Designers of Canada. Sully’s struggles to gain a place in Canada’s Fashion Industry inspired him to recognize 100 Black Canadian designers. The winners received a hand-crafted plaque that symbolizes an unrelenting spirit and resilience in the face of adversity.
George Sully himself is a recipient of the 2020 Visionary Award and received…


De Lovet’ the Brand with a Message of Hope

Simple and Chic, this is what embodies the De Lovet’ fashion bags. Aside from its delicately crafted design, there’s a message of hope awaiting the owner when she buys the bag, “because when you open the bag(s) there’s an inspirational quote inside,” said Loveth Ezeifika, the founder of De Lovet’.
There is more to the bag(s) than its trendy styles, it comes with a story of triumph. Ezeifika De Lovet’, the founder of the brand is of Nigerian roots. She came to Canada when she was a teenager, “I came here to survive,” she said. Indeed, she did not…


Fashion Discussion at the TBFF

Unlike the previous years, this year’s 9th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) commenced fully online last February 21. It was a festival of colors and musical performances. But most importantly it was a series of inspiring panel discussions facilitated and participated by well-known personalities in the world of Black fashion. The panel discussion was moderated by Catherine Addai, the founder and creative director of Kaela Kay, a Toronto-based lifestyle name.
TBFF’s founder …