KING EAST DESIGN DISTRICT/GARY TAXALI -SAT, SEPT 20, 2014 @GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE ROOFTOP

By A.J.Lam


George Brown College, St. James Campus, hosted the VIP Reception to celebrate the King East Design District and Gary Taxali, famed illustrator/artist and graduate of OCAD University. Sponsors Barefoot wine and Mill Street kept the festivities and beverages flowing throughout the event. Gary Taxali continues with another event on Oct 8 with his collection of 5 special-edition pocket squares, commissioned by high end fashion retailer Harry Rosen. We look forward to see the fashion fans on Oct 8 in Yorkville.
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Put Art in Your Pocket
Harry Rosen collaborates with acclaimed artist Gary Taxali to celebrate “The Art of Flirtation”
This fall, Harry Rosen introduces a new collection of five special-edition pocket squares designed by acclaimed Canadian artist Gary Taxali.
The 100% silk pocket squares, created for Canada’s premiere menswear retailer, are available in select stores across Canada and online at http://www.harryrosen.com on October 8, 2014.
Last season, the inaugural series celebrated the culturally-rich heritage of Canada and featured cities – Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and Canada.
This new series celebrates the art of flirtation for the modern man. Each pocket square has a flirty fun message such as “I Black heart (cards) Us”, “Wink/Why Not Me”, “Crushing Big Time/ Make It Count”, “Call Me/Never Call Me” and “You Had Me at Good Bye/My Feelings Like You”.
“Since we started in 1954, we’ve proudly supported Canadian designers,” says Larry Rosen, CEO, Harry Rosen Inc. “Gary Taxali is an incredible artist – a shining example of the immense talent our country has to offer. These pocket squares are a great opportunity for men to showcase their playful personalities and give their look a lift.”
Each piece of artwork is reproduced on high-quality Italian silk, with hand rolled and stitched edges creating a fluid canvas to style a suit or hang as a piece of art.
“Great art and good style is the result of honest intentions and personal expression,” says Gary Taxali. “These pocket squares are based on sketches I created to convey the playful side of flirtation which I find the mark of a true gentlemen – just like the man that shops at Harry Rosen. It’s an honour to be collaborating with them again showing that fashion and art are a great combination”.
About Gary Taxali
Gary Taxali is an artist and award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in GQ, Esquire and Rolling Stone. He visually blends now with then, drawing influence from vintage comics and advertising art tocommunicate the ironies and comical essence of pop culture.
The Gary Taxali for Unfamous Pocket Square will retail for $95 in-store and online at http://www.harryrosen.com.
For more information on the collection, product photography or samples, please contact:
Tim Gallant, Public Relations Manager, Harry Rosen, tgallant@harryrosen.com 416-935-9224