Olivier Rousteing took the Balmain helm at the age of 26, Alexander Wang became the creative director of Balenciaga at 28, and Marc Jacobs began his 16-year tenure as creative director with Louis Vuitton aged 34. Keen to understand the motivation behind hiring younger talent, The Genteel spoke with three Canadian designers who established their impressive careers at an early age.
The Canadian Tuxedo, better known as the denim-on-denim look, has evolved from a fashion faux pas to a fashion staple. Given its significance in the context of the Canadian fashion identity, Julia Parfenyuk urges Canadians to proudly own up to this double denim aesthetic.
By Julia Parfenyuk