We are delighted to unveil the February/March issue of ELLE Canada featuring the model allen willowdesigner Victoria Kakuktinniqthroat singer and TikToker Shina Novalinga and actor Marika Sila — four Indigenous women who use their platforms to honor Inuit heritage and shape the Canada of tomorrow. “There is something so intimate and beautiful about truly embracing and celebrating who we are and where we come from and carrying on the traditions of our people,” says Kakuktinniq, who designed the latest capsule collection of Canada Goose parkas crafted using traditional craftsmanship and designs. . “It’s been so empowering to portray the beauty and culture of my people,” adds Allen, who modeled the jackets with Novalinga and Sila as part of the brand’s social entrepreneurship program, Project Atigi.
Women’s empowerment is at the forefront of this edition, with articles exploring how women are flip the script on marriage proposalsHow? ‘Or’ What breasts have become a symbol body positivity and size inclusivity in fashion, and how understanding your menstrual cycle can improve your athletic performance. We also talk to author Heather O’Neill to shed light on female friendship and desire in his latest novel. And more seriously, our team is looking at the rise of domestic violence across the country and the value of expert advice when it comes to navigating female hair loss.
Self-expression stories also abound in this edition. Chef and Food Justice Activist Bryant Terry shares the inspiration behind black fooda moving anthology of stories, art and recipes from the African diaspora; the singer Yseult talks about staying resolutely authentic and embodying diversity as a spokesperson for L’Oréal Paris; and metal singers express their experience with the healing power of screams in the face of systemic oppression.
Fashionable, artistic director Sarah Burton reveals how London’s ever-changing skies inspired Alexander McQueen’s latest collection (and what it says about turbulent times); and 3. Founder of Paradis Emeric Tchatchoua reflects on how fatherhood influenced the new designs of his Montreal-based menswear brand. Plus we look back the history of platform shoes and imagine the not so distant the future of menswear now that binary gender norms are increasingly being challenged and playful experimentation is making a comeback.
For readers looking to make a change in 2022, get a fresh perspective on your television viewing habits or revamp your space with a maximalist decor (you’re not the only one wanting to explore your weirder, wilder side these days). If you prefer a new look for the new year, Chanel’s N°1 range offers a holistic approach to beauty, and our team discovers everything you need to know about lip blush, a semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo. Plus, ELLE editors around the world round up their favorite makeup, fragrance, hair care, and body care products for this year. ELLE International Beauty Awards.
And if you are only looking for a change of scenery, discover The new Club Med resort in Charlevoix, Quebec. – a perfect antidote for the staycation-weary traveler.
The February/March issue of ELLE Canada hits newsstands and Apple News+ on January 31, 2021.