Behind The Scenes: SS17 Ride Or Die: KAWAII CROWNE for Thread X Thread Runway Showcase.

On Monday, May 29th, 2017 I showcased my look for the Thread X Thread Challenge for Mont Pellier at Daniels’ Spectrum. Below is the official advertisement.

 For the top and skirt, I was inspired with Canadian Smocking techniques and being a fan of texture, I incorporated this fashion element into the garments. Since it is Summer, I went with a sleeveless crop top and created a motif crown made out of smocking material, trimmed with 10c zipper hardware and chains to give it my usual D.I.Y approach. The front of the skirt had to be paneled with the smocking as well as a 10c Zipper and chain material to match the top. 
Here are some behind the scenes process photos of the production side of this project in May 2017. Thank you Evan Biddell for allowing me to use your studio for this project and also Canadian Smocking expert Belle Bunag! 

The video below is a clip of me and Deborah Milner, Alexander McQueen’s former design consultant, talking about the garments I produced for this runway showcase. 

And below is the final chain finger details I made for Mercedes to wear down the runway.

Here is Aveda Stylist Shallynn Cassandra doing her final touches on Mercedes at the show as well as some behind the scenes at Aveda earlier in the day!

And finally, here is Fashion Model Mercedes Mitchell after the runway doing a 360 photo session + photoshoot. I worked with her for weeks on end to ensure she embodied my brand for our special night. She truely made my vision come to fruition and I will never forget her involvement in this project. 

Thank you everybody and congratulations to Jon Riosa for winning the competition!

My full runway set will be uploaded in the next two weeks. Thank you Mont Pellier, thank you Thread International, Thank you to the staff at Daniels’ Spectrum, thank you Mercedes Mitchell, thank you Aveda Canada, and thank you CANADA + 🌎.
-Stevie Crowne

Fashion Takes Action Design Forward Competition: SS17 Ride Or Die 2.0 Runway

πŸ“· by Leann Parker

Stylist: Sarah Jay 

Spotlight Model: Aluad

Thank you to every one who came out and supported by brand in this competition. Wish me luck in the next step which is making it to the top 3 finalists to showcase in October 2017! 

Here is Kelly Drennan, founder of FTA and I at the press wall.

Below is a gallery of the amazing, talented, and supportive designers/attendees who showed me some major love on Saturday + some behind the scenes. 

-Stevie Crowne

Courtyard Garden Sales At The Darling Mansion, Toronto, Ontario. (EVERY SATURDAY, SUMMER 2017)

Hey guys! Tomorrow between 12pm-6pm I will be participating in the courtyard sale at The Darling Mansion at 224 Dovercourt, Toronto, Ontario. A few pieces from my runway collection will be for sale as well as summer essentials from my brand. Below are the details. I hope to see you all there!

πŸ‘‘ UPDATE: Here are photos from the pop-up!

SS17 Ride Or Die Custom Vest for Canadian Singer and Sony Music Artist πŸ‘‘ Michelle Treacy

Yesterday afternoon, I recieved a DM on my Instagram from Michelle Treacy, whose hit songs, Armeggadon and Colours have been on Canadian Radio Airplay for the last year. She invited me to her show and I thought it would be a great idea to produce something for her to wear.  I had the chance to also lend my pre collection to her video shoot earlier in 2017 for her new single, “Colours”. (Thanks Toronto Stylist Amber Watkins!) She ended up posting a photo of a Crowne in collaboration with Kyoko Bijoux by Belle Bunag.

I had to move fast in order to create her a  spectacular garment for her performance. Some of the major thrills as a designer are when I get the fast opportunity to produce something on the spot. The vision is direct and hard hitting.

 Below are closeups of the sewing process last night before I made my way to The Supermarket in Toronto.

Below is her performance. She truely moved me as an artist and I couldn’t be more honoured to be working with her. 

I have been following Michelle’s career since I saw footage from Lady Gaga’s ARTRAVE tour when she was pulled up on stage to sing with our Mother Monster!

I am a true rebel! Little monsters united! And if you haven’t already, follow her on youtube and on social media! She is definitely a rising star to watch.
-Stevie πŸ‘‘

Fashion Takes Action: Canada’s Sustainable Fashion Award

I am thrilled to announce I have been selected out of 52 applicants in the GTA to participate in Fashion Takes Action on May 27th, 2017! Below are the details on the design forward competition. 

I am featuring three Ride Or Die SS17 looks as seen on the Fashion Art Toronto runway,  but more revamped, more detailed, and MORE R.O.D. Thank you everyone who has supported me on my journey to get to this level in my career. 

I am officially a slave to the 6ix and I have no problem with that!


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