Tributes pour in for Toronto men’s fashion icon ‘Duke of the Danforth’

Gregory P. Daily


a man wearing a suit and tie: Saul Korman


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Saul Korman

Outside of Korry’s Clothiers To Gentlemen, bouquets of flowers have begun to appear.

The man behind the iconic Danforth shop, Saul Korman, died in his sleep over the weekend from a heart attack.

An unwavering champion of Toronto’s Greektown, Korman eventually became widely known as the ‘Duke of the Danforth.’

His boutique has been a mainstay on the popular Toronto stretch since the 1950s.

“The city’s going to miss him,” said his son Shawn, during an interview with Global News.

“I’m going to miss him for sure.”

From his

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Animal prints to lace, first Arab men’s fashion week is an outright adventure

Gregory P. Daily

From animal print ensembles to lacy hoodies and flared silky slacks, Arab men on Thursday (Jan 28) got their first-ever fashion week, with the three-day event showcased virtually online.

Designer Furne One of Amato Couture, loved in Dubai for his ethereal designs, opened the unprecedented event with an Autumn/Winter 2021 collection named The First Temptation.

Set in the desert, the models all wore white, including lacy hoodies and pants. The traditional dishdasha robe worn by men across the Arab Gulf was featured, but revisited with a slit down the front.

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“The world around us is changing, so too are attitudes towards fashion, and nowhere more so than in the Middle East,” said Mohammed Aqra, chief strategist at the Arab Fashion Council.

“Arab Fashion Week Men’s presents the breadth of menswear beyond formal attire and

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Milan Men’s Fashion Week Longs For A Bright Winter

Gregory P. Daily

Comforting fabrics, bright colours, winter shorts and uninhibited movement are all on show at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, whose collections for autumn-winter 2021 have been kept behind closed doors this year by Covid-19.

With the Italian fashion capital again under lockdown and its luxury stores closed, designers couldn’t help but nod to the new normal of interactions at a distance.

One model lifted a telephone receiver in Ermenegildo Zegna’s video presentation, while Silvia Fendi announced herself with “Hello, it’s Silvia calling” in a voiceover to her own catwalk show.

For Tod’s, Italian actor Lorenzo Zurzolo left an answerphone message recounting a week spent alone in an isolated villa.

Designers couldn't resist the lure of bright colours at Milan Men's Fashion Week Designers couldn’t resist the lure of bright colours at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Photo: AFP / Miguel MEDINA

There were signs everywhere of cosy, comfortable indoor-wear leaving its mark on outdoor styles, with both Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons layering up looks

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Retailers Praise Milan Men’s Fashion Collections for Fall 2021

Gregory P. Daily

MILAN — Retailers are adapting to seeing the collections on screens, and fashion brands are upping the ante on their digital presentations — although IRL events are still sorely missed.

All the shows at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, which closed Tuesday, were streamed, given the more stringent restrictions to curb the pandemic in Italy — but retailers gave a thumbs up to the efforts put forward by designers. Videos by Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi and Prada were cited as particularly inspiring and their collections ranked among the retailers’ favorites.

“Designers are pushing the boundaries and creating new experiences that allow everyone from industry insiders to our customers to see the collections at the same time,” said Joseph Tang, fashion director at Holt Renfrew.

Loose and fluid silhouettes and cocooning softness ruled, as comfort continues to be key. Outerwear was hailed as especially strong. Trends included belted blazers and dressed-down coats;

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