An eccentric label serves up a deep dish for thought —
A coat emblazoned with tacos. Pink cherry–print overalls. A lemon–patterned shirt and shorts. Toronto fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser has long found inspiration in food, often pairing bright visuals with a darker message. The lemons, for example, surround hubcaps – her nod to how consumerism might ruin an archetypal beach town. With food and fashion, “both industries can be so environmentally degradative if we are not careful,” says Elsaesser.
By Dominique Lamberton, Wing Sze Tang, Stacy Lee Kong, Antonia Whyatt, Sydney Loney
August 26, 2019