DRIA http://dria.ca No Limit Mon, 01 Oct 2018 21:33:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 MENS FALL FASHION LOOKBOOK FT. GET FRESH COMPANY http://dria.ca/mens-fall-fashion-lookbook-ft-get-fresh-company/ http://dria.ca/mens-fall-fashion-lookbook-ft-get-fresh-company/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 21:20:43 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=2014

With the air getting brisk and the sky getting grey, that can only mean that fall is officially here. Since our last fashion post, Toronto Street-Style Reimagined, we’ve seen a high demand for a mens fall look-book featuring a Toronto based clothing brand. We’ve partnered up with GET FRESH COMPANY to create this Fall Look-Book […]]]>

With the air getting brisk and the sky getting grey, that can only mean that fall is officially here. Since our last fashion post, Toronto Street-Style Reimagined, we’ve seen a high demand for a mens fall look-book featuring a Toronto based clothing brand. We’ve partnered up with GET FRESH COMPANY to create this Fall Look-Book that is not just for men, but universal to anybody. Each piece is made to mix and match with any outfit and you’ll be set for the cool autumn weather too. Each piece will be linked so that you can shop directly from the GFC online store or you can visit them at 498 Queen St W, Toronto, ON.

CO-DIRECTED BY: LAURA BORNACELLI @iam_karbon

& JESSE BARNES @_jessebarrnes

SHOT BY: JESSE BARNES @_jessebarrnes

MODEL: KEVIN @kvno_

GET FRESH COMPANY:@getfreshcompany

Shield Hoodie (Red): SHOP

SOUVY CREW (BEIGE): SHOP

SOUVY SWEARTS (BEIGE): SHOP

RIBLESS BOMBER (AVAILABLE IN STORE)

SATIN SHIRT (BLACK): SHOP

 

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We’d like to thank Get Fresh Company for this collaboration. Make sure to check them out in stores and online. All the pieces featured are currently available in stores!

 

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The Art of Karena Evans http://dria.ca/the-art-of-karena-evans/ http://dria.ca/the-art-of-karena-evans/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:03:12 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=2005 We all know that change is what makes something grow. Whether its a change of mindset, a change of action or in this case a change in standard in a male dominate industry. This is how 22 year old Toronto native Karena Evans made a name for herself in the field of directing. Many know Karena from her most popular work for directing “God’s Plan” earlier in the year. Evans started off her directing career as an intern for Director X who has worked with Drake on “Hotline Bling”, Miguel “Skywalker”, Rihanna “Work”, and many more. She then went into directing when she signed with Popprock, a music video production company, which then led her to collaborate with Drake on the video “Gods Plan” and most recently “Nice For What” & “In My Feelings”. Karena has also worked on SZA’s video featuring Donald Glover for “Garden (Say It Like That)”. The video truly shows the creative mind of Karena and it displays the different levels of work that the 22 year is capable of doing/creating.
Karena was recognized by Prism Prize and was awarded the Lipsett Award for music video direction. This award is very special to not only Karena but also Prism Prize because this was the first time the award was given to a female director. To add on to Evans track record, she also won the Much Music Video Award for Best Director at the 2018 MMVA awards in Toronto.
With her career just taking starting, we’re excited to see where this young creative will go in the near future.

 

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TRENDING TRACKS: SUMMER RAP-UP http://dria.ca/trending-tracks-summer-rap-up/ http://dria.ca/trending-tracks-summer-rap-up/#respond Tue, 11 Sep 2018 01:52:36 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1997 With summer officially done, we wanted to honour the songs that made this summer what it was. Many banger albums and singles that have been released this summer, it was difficult to just choose a few songs to include. We’ve also added our Hip Hop Takeover playlist down below if you haven’t seen that post as well for more music inspo.

 

HIP HOP TAKEOVER PLAYLIST

 

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MOOD BOARD: SUMMER PARADISE http://dria.ca/mood-board-summer-paradise/ http://dria.ca/mood-board-summer-paradise/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:55:56 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1945 Summertime is always the best of what might be.

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TRENDING TRACKS: Hip Hop Takeover http://dria.ca/trending-tracks-hip-hop-takeover/ http://dria.ca/trending-tracks-hip-hop-takeover/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 16:32:09 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1939  

With July and August being the months with the most trending tracks and albums of the year, we’ve rounded up some of the chart topping hits that will make its way through the rest of the summer and even until they have been dethroned. Some the songs come from the latest drops from Travis Scott, Drake, YG, 6ix9ine, and many more favourites.

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Toronto Street-Style Reimagined http://dria.ca/toronto-street-style-reimagined/ http://dria.ca/toronto-street-style-reimagined/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:51:07 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1904 Much like Toronto itself, the fashion scene is very diverse. With many big brand names like Adidas, Nike, Fila & Champion taking over the street wear game, many local Toronto brands have taken the already set fashion craze and put their own spin to it. Streetwear has predominantly become the most common type of style you’ll see in the streets within the past couple of years due to it’s popularity in celebrities and the hip hop world.
We’ve gathered some of the top Toronto based brands that carry the latest style of street wear fashion and have also added their own creative touch by either branding it differently than its competitors or they’ve created their own street wear line.

CNTRBND

cntrbndshop.com

KOLLAR

kollarclothing.com

WLKN

wlknstore.com

UNTITLED & CO

untitledandco.com

Let us know what other brands in Toronto who lead the street wear game.

 

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TOP 5: UNDERRATED TORONTO TRACKS – DRIA APPROVED http://dria.ca/top-5-underrated-toronto-tracks-dria-approved/ http://dria.ca/top-5-underrated-toronto-tracks-dria-approved/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 19:53:03 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1871 Kicking off the post series, we’ve collected some of our top 5 most underrated Toronto tracks. Some of these artist are on the way come-up in the music industry so keep an eye out. All of the artists will be linked down below so you can check out more of their work.

1) JAYD INK @jayd_ink : So Many Ways

2) Mathias Haze @mathias.haze  & Kelson Frederick @kelsonfredericks  :

New Wave

3) 11:11 @1111 : Home

4) Yung Tory @1yungtory & Yung Jizzel @yungjizzel  : Dripset

5) Jessie Reyez @jessiereyez & Daniel Caesar @danielcaesar : Figures, a Reprise

 

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@jayd_ink  @mathias.haze   @kelsonfredericks   @1111 @1yungtory   @yungjizzel  @jessiereyez @danielcaesar 

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TOP 5 Top 5 is an original DRIA Post Series showcasing the top 5 tracks from various styles of music as seen through different guests.

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Jessie Reyez – Gatekeeper: A True Story (The Short Film) http://dria.ca/jessie-reyez-gatekeeper-a-true-story-the-short-film/ http://dria.ca/jessie-reyez-gatekeeper-a-true-story-the-short-film/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 14:45:25 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1855 Being a female in any industry that’s predominantly driven and run by men makes it 10x times harder for women to do what they do. Trying to get your name out there the same way men do is something women dream of. Whether it’s in the business industry, tech industry, music industry, film, arts, anything, women constantly face adversities just to make a name & future for themselves. Toronto native Jessie Reyez who has been blowing up the charts this year came out with a youtube short-film in 2017 called the Gatekeeper: A True Story, which shows her early struggles of trying to get major producers and artists in the city to notice her music. While all the names of the specific people and label are taken out of the movie to avoid conflict, this type of scenario is very common amongst women in Toronto and other big industry cities. Either you sell yourself and your soul or no one will help you. But fast forward to today, Jessie is one of the quickest rising stars in not only Toronto but in Canada and the US with tracks like Figures, Body Count & more. She shares her story and her experience for the world to see.

Watch here:

 LISTEN TO TRACK “GATEKEEPER” BY JESSIE THAT INSPIRED THE SHORT FILM

 

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Rappin’ Up June: Hottest Tracks of the Month http://dria.ca/rappin-up-june-hottest-tracks-of-the-month/ http://dria.ca/rappin-up-june-hottest-tracks-of-the-month/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 21:17:44 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1780 June this year has definitely came through as the month with the hottest albums and tracks. From Nas, Kanye, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and more, we wrapped up some of this months hottest tracks that will make their way through July and possibly the rest of the summer. (Make sure to scroll down to see the full DRIA June Spotify Playlist)

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JAZZ CARTIER – WHICH ONE

VIC MENSA – REVERSE FT G -EAZY

TVGUCCI – RUN

PRIME BOYS – HOLD ME DOWN

 

LIL SKIES – WORLD RAGE

JADEN SMITH – GHOST

SAWEETIE – B.A.N

TEYANA TAYLOR – GONNA LOVE ME

VIC MENSA – REVERSE FT. G-EAZY

2 CHAINZ – BIGGER THAN YOU FT. DRAKE & QUAVO

KANYE WEST – YIKES

THE CARTERS – APESHIT

NICKI MINAJ – RICH SEX FT LIL WAYNE

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AT PFW SS19: Who’s Hot At Virgil Abloh’s Debut LV Show http://dria.ca/at-pfw-ss19-whos-hot-at-virgil-ablohs-debut-lv-show/ http://dria.ca/at-pfw-ss19-whos-hot-at-virgil-ablohs-debut-lv-show/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:18:56 +0000 http://dria.ca/?p=1740 Virgil Abloh, the new artistic director at LV had his first show in Paris for the Paris Fashion Week SS19. He showcased his new and first Mens Wear Collection as director and had some of his close friend attend his show to support his work. Here are some of the celebs who showed out and showed off their own fashion style and quite frankly, we’re diggin’ in. 

 

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