Parade is Done with Gender + Other Fashion News

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Photography courtesy of Parade

Plus Threads collaborates with Tynomi Banks and and Levi’s teams up with Reese Cooper.

Parade launches a new collection of gender-fluid intimates

Parade gender-fluid underwear for men and women
Photography courtesy of Parade

No matter your gender, cute underwear is a fundamental human right. Intimates brand Parade understands this, hence their latest gender-fluid offering New:Cotton. The collection features 10 new and updated styles, designed to be worn by anyone, and are available in all the fun and bright colours you’d expect. So whether you want to rock a boxer or a thong, there’s something for everyone.

Threads collaborates with Canadian drag superstar Tynomi Banks

Tynomi Banks wearing Threads tights
Photography courtesy of Threads

After last year’s successful launch of Threads for Men, the Canadian hosiery brand is back with a collab of royal proportions. Partnering with drag superstar Tynomi Banks, the duo has released a pair of fishnet tights inspired by one of the queen’s most iconic looks. In a press release, Banks reveals, “We designed these tights to make every person who wears them, regardless of gender, pronoun or all-in-all walk of life, to feel comfortable and unapologetically themselves.”

Street and workwear collide in Levi’s x Reese Cooper

Levi's x Reese Cooper white jacket
Photography courtesy of Levi’s

If Reese Cooper isn’t already on your radar, he should be. In 2019, the American designer was awarded the runner-up prize in the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund, and in 2020 was nominated for the CFDA’s Emerging Designer of the Year. Now he has teamed up with Levi’s on a 10-piece collection of jeans, jackets, hoodies and tees that seamlessly blend high-fashion with heritage. Think very wearable separates with pockets for days.

Outdoorsy brand alder opens its first pop-up shop

alder Toronto pop-up
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If you think all outdoorsy people look like lumberjacks, alder is here to prove you wrong. Founded by National Geographic Explorer Mikayla Wujec and fashion marketing leader Naomi Blackman, the duo created the apparel brand in Toronto to provide more outdoor clothing options for women. And you can now shop the brand’s cute hiking shorts and “get dirty” dress in person, thanks to its pop-up shop, coming to Toronto on June 25 and staying open all summer long.

Uniqlo x Theory create effortless suiting perfect for the summer

Uniqlo x Theory men's suit
Photography courtesy of Uniqlo

Great things always happen when Uniqlo and Theory team up; the same is true of their 2022 Spring/Summer collection. Described as an “urban uniform” by both brands, this latest offering includes effortless suiting, preppy polos and light jackets, perfect for navigating those slightly cooler nights.

adidas and Timex’s new watches are a blast from the past

adidas timex gold watch
Photography courtesy of adidas

Eighties power suits were all over the runways this season, so it was only a matter of time before the decade made its way into accessories. adidas and Timex are jumping on the trend with “Time for Me,” a colourful assortment of red, blue, green and gold watches with a distinctly 1980s feel. Not included: matching hair scrunchies.