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MeU Wearable Technology

MeU with Eric Hicks

MeU with Eric Hicks

Wearable Tech has become a big deal and Toronto has turned into a hotbed of activity. I first saw MeU on the runway at TOM* and was super excited to work with founder Robert Tu on their recent rebranding.

MeU makes LED panels that are outfitted in clothing to display static or motion graphics/text, which has a range of applications from advertising logo or message display at functions to cyclist safety at night. The added bonus is that it also looks cool. Whenever I've been around MeU and their panels, there's always lots of interest and people are very curious about it. For more information, visit their website here.

Karol Lopez

Karol Lopez

No Wearable Tech conversation is complete without mentioning Tom Emrich and the community he's built here (and afar). Keep up with WeAreWearables in your city at their monthly Meetups here.

Robert Tu: Producer, Stylist, Co-ordination
Shayne Gray: Photography
Models: Eric Hicks & Karol Lopez
Leo C: Makeup
Alex Wall: Photo Assistant

MeU in action at Adidas on Queen Street

Toronto Men's Fashion Week: Backstage

Esteban Ortiz , Director of Makeup for TOM*

Esteban Ortiz, Director of Makeup for TOM*

A behind the scenes look at makeup and backstage from last week's amazing Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*). In case you missed it, you can find highlights from the Runway here.

...and then...BAM!!

Billy Lee photographing HD HOMME

Billy Lee photographing HD HOMME

A big congratulations to Brazilian born/Toronto-based Joao Paulo Guedes, winner of the $10,000 Emerging Menswear Design Award:

Toronto Men's Fashion Week: on the Runway

Hooray for fashion photography - Toronto Men's Fashion Week (TOM*) was an amazing experience and a fantastic opportunity to be published in so many places at once including blogTO (and here), Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail as well as several others.

More coming this week on celebrity appearances and VIP as well as backstage behind the scenes. But first, some highlights from the runway (with Paul Mason and friends).

Christopher Bates

People were amazing and friendly both in the media pit and everywhere else. Definitely nice to be at an event bursting all over with creativity of that scale. Special thanks and congratulations to Jeff Rustia for a wildly successful TOM*! This was only the 8th Men's Fashion Week worldwide.

Sons of Odin

L'uomo Strano by Mic Carter 

(who managed to spark a fair amount of controversy)

Wearables - Wearable Technology

The venue was amazing set in the Fairmont Royal York hotel - seriously...look at this room:

Benji WZW

Lafaille

Tothem

Paul Nathaphol

Diodati by Luca Galardo

Just Ta Designs by Alan Ta

Worth by David C. Wigley

Christian L'enfant Roi

Jose Duran

Noel Crisostomo

Pedram Karimi

WRKDEPT

More celebrity/VIP and behind the scenes coming soon....

Heidi Wall part II - behind the scenes

In case you missed it, you can find more Heidi goodness from part I here.

Heidi Wall is cooking up some good things with her "Refugee Bike Tour" and has since re-done her whole website to include a large section of it devoted to the project.

The day after Canada Day is perhaps inadvertently a very relevant time to post a short blurb about what she's trying to accomplish as it's a good reminder of how good we have it here.

Heidi is putting together her One Million Dollar Refugee Dream Fund by playing in homes, churches and other venues across Canada. The fun part is she plans on cycling to each venue on a recumbent bike (if you had to click the hyperlink, don't worry...I had to look it up too).

If you'd like to get involved, you can book a concert or simply donate to the cause directly by getting in touch with her here.

Styling & co-ordination by LizPR

Makeup & Hair by Ivy Lam

Music: In the Fallout Shelter on Typewriters Dreaming/ Bounding Toward the Snowy Horizon by The Fucked Up Beat