Shop like an Egyptian: a trendy tee with history cred

Shop like an Egyptian: a trendy tee with history cred

(Photo by Carmen Cheung) 

Chunky jewellery and outsized neckwear may be the city’s current accessory obsession, but the inspiration for Toronto designer Sarra Tang’s graphic tee ($50) goes way, way back: it’s based on an ancient Egyptian necklace. Her past two collections for Hoi Bo have featured edgy necklines, because, as she says, “it’s the first place people look when they meet you.” The fresh look is the result of a painstaking process. The colour on each shirt (we found them at Delphic) is painted on and the gold foil is applied by hand. Nefertiti would be proud.

Delphic, 706 Queen St. W., 416-603-3334.