Monday 18 November 2013


Excited to announce we have a little profile in issue 41 of the fantastic gothic magazine, Gothic Beauty! Find out about our apocalyptic ideas, view some looks from our latest collection paired with some awesome jewellery by Atelier Gothique! Pick up the latest issue of Gothic Beauty now :)

Monday 23 September 2013


Need something awesome to wear for the weekend? 
Desire some new gear for all the upcoming fall events in the city? 

Join us for our fantabulous STUDIO SALE at our Toronto location. 
There are racks full of goodies just waiting to outfit you for autumn. 
It's also your chance to be the first to preview our brand NEW collection! 

ONE DAY ONLY!!  -Everyone welcome. 
Saturday, September 28.
11 am - 7 pm

1254 Dundas St. W. at Dovercourt Rd.
Covertly located alleyway entrance behind the 7-11. 

See you there!!

Monday 2 September 2013


Don't miss Auxiliary Magazine's August / September issue. Loads of alternative fashion music and lifestyle finds, including a fashion spread 'End of Summer' with a few of our up & coming styles! View it online, or order your own print copy of this fantastic indie alt magazine!

Auxiliary Magazine Futurstate End of Summer

Thursday 18 July 2013


Benjamin S. Mack discusses the impact of black clothing in the fashion world today, whilst featuring fashion designer Laura Stewart of Futurstate: "'I am constantly fascinated by the transformational nature of clothing. The way it can make someone feel more like themselves or how it can express an inner idea of self to the world,' she says. Click here to read the full article:

Photo: Featured image: Model: Christine MacGibbon. Stylist: Pretty Deadly Stylz. Hair Stylist / MUA: Jesse Young. Photo Credit: Ian Compton.

Sunday 23 June 2013


Here's a little out-take from our recent photo shoot. We'll be posting more about this very soon, but in the meantime here's a fantastically blurry behind the scenes peek for your viewing pleasure! 

futurstate clothing 2013
#futurstate #2013 #photoshoot

Wednesday 19 June 2013

runway : Futurstate at FAT 2013

Here's a preview image from Auxiliary Magazine's review of our Fashion Art Toronto |FAT| runway show. Many thanks to Tasha Farrington for the kind words! Click here for the full story!

futurstate fat 2013 runway auxiliary magazine
photo via Auxiliary Magazine/ shot by Ian Compton

Monday 17 June 2013


Here's a backstage shot of our fearless security team. Armed with flashlights and bravado they opened our runway show for Fashion Art Toronto. #FAT2013. 

Monday 18 March 2013

FUTURSTATE Runway Show at |FAT| Arts & Fashion Week. 2013

FUTURSTATE to Show NEW Collection at |FAT| Fashion Art Toronto! 

You are invited to be among the first to see our 2013 collection this April. We will be showing our new line on the runway at Fashion Art Toronto. Come and join us in celebrating Toronto's creative designers & artists. This year the event takes place over five evenings, it includes runway shows, art exhibits, performance and video. Join us for our runway show on Thursday, April 25th. The theme for the evening is "CRISIS" - we feel we are a good match for that! 

Would love to have you there!! 

|FAT| DAY 3 - fashion CRISIS
Thursday, April 25th
213 Sterling Rd, Toronto, Canada
Doors @ 7pm 
We are showing in the early set at 8PM. 

Ticket information coming soon. 

Facebook invite page:

Fashion Art Toronto Profile:

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of FUTURSTATE, we have taken the challenge to re-envision the brand 10X into the future; the look it has become known for is modern, hard-edged and unflinching. Inspiration for the collection includes sci-fi, fetish, post-apocalyptic visuals, and many dystopian daydreams. This season, the style for men is extremely structured with an industrial utilitarian militant look. For women, the style ranges from sharply refined industrial to a sleek and decadent look, with an underground aristocratic feel. Overall the mood of this collection is striking, powerful and invincible. 


Fashion Art Toronto |FAT|
|FAT| Arts & Fashion Week celebrates inventive, pioneering and contemporary expression through 50+ runway shows, live performances, fashion films, photography exhibits and art installations. This annual multi-arts event, held every April, features 200 Canadian and International fashion designers and artists each year and welcomes over 5,000 guests; including buyers, curators, the media, and fashion and art lovers in general.

|FAT|  Arts & Fashion Week has a mandate of showcasing artistic disciplines rooted in fashion and their exploration of clothing  in today’s time. The festival emphasizes this mandate through the showcase of fashion design, photography, installation, film, video, performance, music and dance, in an effort to push forward and redefine our perception of the fashion phenomenon.

More on |FAT|:


Thursday 14 March 2013

Futurstate in Auxiliary Magazine's Designer Spotlight.

Have you had a chance to read the December / January issue of Auxiliary Magazine? If not here's a link to the FUTURSTATE interview by Vanity Kills for the Designer Spotlight! 
Read it here:

Interview by Vanity Kills
Photography by Ian Compton
Creative Directing & Styling by Pretty Deadly Stylz
Make Up & Hair by Jesse Young
Model: Christine MacGibbon

Victory & Vice --

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Black Mirror

Here's a look into the darkly styled imagery featured on the art-driven-photography website, "The Rich and The Beautiful Will Be Eaten First". I love the concept and name of this art vs. fashion photography website! A couple of private costume pieces that I have built (Laura X) are shown in this decadent editorial, Black Mirror. Look for the horned headdress and fur / feather harness shrug! And special thanks to my Dad for just happening to have a pair of horns stashed in his workshop! It's a little different from FUTURSTATE, but I thought I'd include it here for your viewing pleasure. 

Photographed by Mike Lewis, Styled by Tasha Farrington, Make Up by Alison Sharp, Hair by Dat Tran, Model- Jeannine Smith. 

Wednesday 6 February 2013

FUTURSTATE To Show New Collection at [FAT] - Toronto Arts & Fashion Week 2013.

Very thrilled to announce our acceptance to show our upcoming collection at [FAT] Fashion Art Toronto! Big plans are in the works to produce a very memorable runway show! More details to come in the near future...

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Dissension!! Editorial from Auxiliary Magazine

A few months back these stunning images were featured in a spread for Auxiliary Magazine Issue 22. They were conceptualized and created by stylist, Tasha Farrington and photographer Adam Zivo. The landscape is downtown Toronto, in an alleyway near my studio location. Definitely looks more interesting and rather dystopian captured on film. The designers featured in "Dissension" are mostly Canadian designers including FUTURSTATE as well as my alter-ego collection, Victory & Vice Hope you enjoy them!