Toronto, with its burgeoning cultural mosaic, is home to a diverse population that has diffused into the unique landscape that it is today. Shot through the lens of Othello Grey, our 2018 “When Birds Migrate” editorial focuses on the local businesses —bodegas, greasy spoon diners, Chinese take-out restaurants — that all posses charm in their unusual and dissonant appearances. These establishments have been independently operated since the first wave of immigrants who traveled bravely across waters.
The UNDERCOVER “Human Control System” Coat, a WACKO MARIA Mohair Striped Jacquard Sweater, ALYX x Vans Style 29 Tread Sole and other highlights are just a few pieces that are styled against the quaint backdrops. Scroll through the photos above for a look at our 2018 “When Birds Migrate” Editorial.
Like birds migrating, trying to get to where they need to be, they might’ve imagined something amazing along the way: A new land of fresh, ever-green pasture filled with promises of freedom and opportunities.
“Intuition interested me early on
and my grasp on myself inflates
curiously as my trust in my inner
dialogue shrinks and it
takes me a billion times longer
to articulate anything at all.
The skeptic I am to interpretation
insists I reason
every single word that exits
the perfectly square bones in my mouth.”
- Jonah Yano