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Cool Col­lab

This fall, Aritzia’s in-house la­bel, Wil­fred, is up­ping the denim game by col­lab­o­rat­ing with Cit­i­zens of Hu­man­ity on three pairs of jeans with a vin­tage feel. There’s the clas­sic skinny, a high-rise pair that’s per­fect for pair­ing with body­suits and a straight-leg cropped jean (left) that Erin Mead­ows, Aritzia’s denim di­rec­tor, calls “the fit of the fu­ture.” Count us in. (From $268,


Meet your new ob­ses­sion, sneak­er­heads. They New York cre­ates de­cep­tively sim­ple kicks with a min­i­mal­ist at­ti­tude. Tak­ing cues from ge­om­e­try and ar­chi­tec­ture, the shoe has a leather body that is hand aligned with a match­ing rub­ber sole to cre­ate a strik­ingly seam­less look. The de­but col­lec­tion, fea­tur­ing cir­cu­lar and two-tone styles, will drop on the New York-based brand’s web­site on Oc­to­ber 20. ($464,


When San­dra Zovko’s mother, Mila, passed away in 2008, Zovko in­her­ited dozens of her in­tri­cately-hand-knit sweaters. These retro-geo­met­ric knits were the in­spi­ra­tion for her de­but sweater line, Mila Zovko. It’s a touch­ing story, but it’s also one of tenac­ity: Van­cou­ver na­tive Zovko walked into count­less bou­tiques to pitch her line (which is man­u­fac­tured in New York), and, as a re­sult, her pieces are now car­ried in bou­tiques in New York and Van­cou­ver as well as on her own site, mi­la­ “I used to wear my mother’s sweaters all the time, but I have new ones— my sweaters—to wear now,” she says. “I’ll al­ways keep the orig­i­nals in my closet.”

Merino-wool and ac­etate sweater, Mila Zovko ($480, mi­la­

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