Fash­ion To Canada, With Love

Party on, 150! A coun­try strong song­bird’s trib­ute plus: how cool are we? The true north in­spires some of the world’s hautest fash­ion brands

ZOOMER Magazine - - CONTENTS - By Derick Chetty

AS A MEM­BER of the fam­ily whose french fries are syn­ony­mous with beer and burg­ers at the cot­tage, Eleanor McCain is by de­fault Cana­di­ana in­car­nate. So it’s not sur­pris­ing that the clas­si­cal cross­over singer de­cided to cel­e­brate Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial in an epic man­ner – a mul­ti­me­dia blend of cul­ture and fash­ion that pays trib­ute to Cana­dian taste-mak­ing. En­ti­tled True North: The Cana­dian Song­book, McCain’s self­pub­lished cof­fee-ta­ble book and ac­com­pa­ny­ing CD fea­ture the work of the most cel­e­brated artists that have con­trib­uted to the Cana­dian song­book – think Neil Young, Leonard Co­hen, Anne Mur­ray and Bryan Adams to name a few. “I wanted to show­case the rich his­tory in song­writ­ing we have here in Canada,” says the singer. To add a touch of glam­our to the project, she is also pho­tographed by Tony Hauser in lo­ca­tions across the coun­try wear­ing Cana­dian fash­ion de­sign­ers. La­bels worn in­clude Mikael D, which she wore in Rouleau, Sask. (above), Greta Con­stan­tine and Ron White. The book is rounded out by images of McCain record­ing the al­bum as well as pho­tog­ra­phy that cap­tures the raw beauty of the Cana­dian land­scape. The al­bum, her sixth, was also recorded with – you guessed it – a va­ri­ety of Cana­dian sym­phonies. If McCain’s vi­sion seems a mash-up of many art forms, it is, but that’s the beauty of the mo­saic that is Cana­dian style.

MAPLE DIPPED SPE­CIAL COM­MEM­O­RA­TIVE ITEMS

1 Prof­its from this lim­ited-edi­tion leather card­holder goes to the char­ity Ind­spire, which sup­ports the ed­u­ca­tion of in­dige­nous chil­dren. Hugo Boss stores across Canada

2 All pro­ceeds from the sale of this Her­mès scarf go to Ever­green Canada. her­mes.com

3 18-karat gold maple leaf charm. Tif­fany & Co and tif­fany.ca

4 Canada 150 back­pack, from Bri­tish her­itage brand Hunter, avail­able ex­clu­sively at its first North Amer­i­can store in Toronto, which launches this month. –DC

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