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Its sweater weather, folks! Personally, the months of the year where you can bundle up in cozy layers and thick socks are my favourite. The Deparia Cardigan is the prefect piece to last you all through the season. Each of these cardigans is made with a bamboo/cotton blend lapel and cuff, with upcycled materials making each one unique. Click the Read More link to see 3 ways I style my purple cardigan. If purple isn’t for you, you can also get this style in grey, black and burgundy.

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The Regalis Cardigan is the LBD of the cardigan world: its always chic, it goes with everything, and its the most versatile piece you can add to your wardrobe. This season I did the Regalis in teal, burgundy, grey, purple, blue, evergreen and black, so there is definitely something for everyone. My personal favourite is the blue. So go ahead and click that Read More link to see how I style the best cardigan ever!

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Always a perennial favourite, the Aquilinum Tunic is back in all its upcycled glory. This tunic is semi-fitted for the perfect blend of comfort and tailoring. With 3/4 sleeves, a timeless boat neckline and one of a kind upcycled panels, you’ll find yourself reaching for this staple again and again. Click the Read More link to see three ways I style my tunic!

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The Coleanthus Cardigan 3/4 Sleeve in blue tweed is modern and classic all at the same time. Made of a funky blue tweed with little flecks of chartreuse green, this cardi is going to be your best friend going into spring and summer. It’s got all the coverage you need to make your summer tanks and dresses work-appropriate, and because it’s made of a cotton blend, it’s super breathable so you won’t overheat! It’s also available in several colours of lush bamboo blend. Scroll down to see three ways we styled this great piece.

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As you have probably seen, I recently launched my Spring/ Summer 2017 collection. It’s been 10 months in the making and I’m always excited when I get to share the projects I’ve been working on. By taking some of my classic designs and updating them- and adding eye-catching splashes of colour- I feel like this collection is a really great reflection of my design aesthetic and philosophy.

There are so many steps involved in making a clothing collection from concept to creation, and each one comes with its own set of challenges. In this post I wanted to outline the different phases I go through every time I design for a new season. Scroll down or click the ‘Read More’ link to see all of the steps I take to turn an idea into a well-rounded, appealing collection.

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Being made in Canada is integral to our identity at Jennifer Fukushima. When you invest in one of our pieces, you are getting an item that was made in Toronto- from concept to creation. This is important to us because it expands the options for Canadians to buy domestically-made products. Not only that, it allows us to employ Canadian contractors and tradespeople, which helps keep the local maker communities alive and well.

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Some of the tenants of 310 Spadina who have occupied a shared studio space until the recent displacement of 5th and 6th floor businesses.

Two weeks ago, we posted about our upcoming move and the gentrification of our studio building at 310 Spadina. As Part 2 in that series, we would like to introduce some of the building’s other tenants! Sameer, Gale and Gillian all agreed to take the time to speak with me about the changing face of Toronto.

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