Malyka, is an inspirational lifestyle brand that was formed by three former York University(Toronto, CA)students in 2004. This multi-cultural young collective -Momar Taal from Gambia, Lavado Stubbs from Bahamas and Fahad Awadh from Tanzania had a strong desire to create a platform that was representative of their respective cultural background, views and ideas. Notably, the brand has grown to represent various youth cultures and garnered a growing international following – North America, Europe, Africa and The Caribbean. Malyka clothing is not only enriched with culture and tradition but exudes elements of pan-africanism, individuality, artistic expression and importantly freedom. Arguably, these individuals are at the forefront of Afro-Caribbean designers who are brave enough to make bold statements with their art. Enjoy, share and be inspired.
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Pardon Le Dopeness is a stellar Toronto based brand on the brink of exploding onto the fashion scene. Matt Adam, creator and owner of Pardon Le Dopeness recently unveiled his latest collection of t-shirts, tan-tops, leggings and accessory pieces which draw from an array of influences – Eastern religions, biblical references, unorthodox calligraphy and provocative imagery which all mesh together brilliantly. Each individual piece is hand drawn and printed on the softest fabric – blended bamboo and cotton for an amazing feel which has been described as ‘sex on the skin’. Notably,Pardon Le Dopeness’ recent collection differs from its predecessors as it invokes more of a darker tone which can be seen with each individual piece. This shows an evolution in the designer Matt Adam tastes and preference, importantly it demonstrates the willingness of the artist to expand and push the boundaries of art and fashion.
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Check out the behind the scenes photo shoot of PLD latest release and enjoy the moody musings of Toronto Artist L3mon singing a beautiful rendition of ‘Bang Bang’ here-