The Tutu Project

The Tutu Project


Klaxon Howl

Designed and built by Klaxon Howl, selected by The Fashion Design Council of Canada. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.

Inspired by the Metis of Western Canada and the Military dress of the nineteenth century, Klaxon Howl aimed to fuse a combination of historical textile references to create this tutu. This piece is built out of a combination of fringed deerskin, gold buttons, brocade, scarlet wool, piping, velvet and grosgrain.

Klaxon Howl opened its doors in Toronto, September 2005 and offers a mixture of house label, heritage brands and premium vintage. With the growth of the house label, the flagship Queen Street Store opened in 2011 and is devoted entirely to the Klaxon Howl label. They are extremely proud of the fact that all their clothing is produced locally, using old construction techniques, natural fabrics and quality notions.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.