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A fashion journal that breaks conventions

Worn cover.jpgSerah-Marie McMahon was frustrated with mainstream fashion magazines when she started the WORN fashion journal in Montreal without ANY experience in publishing.

Nine years later the journal is still thriving and run by a team of Wornettes who work for free. 

Sonali spoke to Serah-Marie while in town to launch The WORN Archive - an anthology featuring articles and photo spreads from the first fourteen issues of WORN.
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Spring palette of colours, courtesy of Pantone

Radiant Orchid, colour of the year.jpgEaster colours remain the same from year to year - powder-pink, sky-blue, baby-chick-yellow and pale green.
But spring colour trends change every year.  

This year, expect to see vibrant shades like Celosia orange and Violet tulip in everything from fashion to cars to household appliances.

The Pantone Color Institute goes through exhaustive research each year to come up with 10 colours for each season and marketers listen.

Leatrice Eiseman is the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute in Seattle. She's also a colour consultant. She talks with All in a Weekend host Sonali Karnick about something we've waited for all winter: colour.

(Image courtesy of Pantone Color Institute) 

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Ethical and green fashions made in Quebec

Oom ethikwear.jpgThere is a welcome trend in Quebec fashion. It's becoming chic to be socially conscious and environmentally friendly.  More and more Quebec designers are making clothing locally and across the province, using recycled or organic fabrics.

Their designs will be among the high-fashion retailers at the Braderie de Mode québécoise  this coming week. It's a biannual event in Montreal at the Marché Bonsecours (and in Quebec City). Dozens of Quebec designers sell their creations there for discounted prices. 

Musky catalogue.jpgOom Ethikwear and Musky Eco-designer are two of those companies who are challenging the idea of traditional fashion practices. 

Pascale Benaksas-Couture is the owner of Oom Ethikwear and Musky is the designer and owner of Musky eco-design.  They talk with Sonali Karnick about their passion for giving back through fashion.

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