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  • Mr. Saturday's SS24 Collection Examines Louis XIV and His Influence

    Featured on HYPEBEAST Taking to Paris Fashion Week, Joey Gollish‘s Mr. Saturday label presented its Spring/Summer 2024 collection. Titled “De La Nuit,” the seasonal range examines Louis XIV and his influence on ballet, media, and the French Revolution. Mr. Saturday shares, “How one man’s selfishness can create so much beauty and so much destruction. How that beauty and that destruction lead to a rebirth. Over 300 years later, not much has changed. What beauty and what destruction is created from our forced attention today? What is rebirth? Who is royalty and who crowned them anyway?

  • Tre Stelle launches meat alternative made from cheese

    Featured on Strategy Online The POS campaign, running until October, features bucolic settings and farmers and “made from real cheese” verbiage. And in other materials, sprinter Andre De Grasse, who recently helped launch the product, stars. The messaging and product packaging calls out calcium and protein content, as well as strong appetite appeal, all of which are core competitive advantages.

  • Cannes 2022: Canadian agencies get five wins in Experience and Commerce

    Featured on Strategy Online FCB Canada won a Bronze for its “Dream Drop” campaign for Lotto Max and the OLG, which turned a capsule collection of merch into lottery tickets.

  • Mr. Saturday Partners With Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation to Release "Dream Drop" Capsule

    Featured on HYPEBEAST I was immediately intrigued by the idea of working on something that at once felt so far removed and so close to fashion. I wanted to create something that mixed the rich nostalgia of the lottery’s history with the future of where it’s going and what it can do,” said Mr. Saturday founder Joey Gollish. “Thank you for dreaming is the physical manifestation of dreaming what we’d do if we won the lottery. In some ways, we have – it’s exciting to be able to work on something of this scale and give back to an organization that helped me get to where I am and consistently creates opportunities for young creatives.


    Thoughts on creative work during the lockdown It’s June 2020. I’ve been working from home for roughly 4 months with zoom meetings back to back and long solo working sessions. When the final call would end, I’d find myself sitting alone in my apartment, well partially alone; my dog Frank was often at my feet, my soon-to-be fiancé returning home shortly from work. It didn’t help that weeks earlier, I severed two tendons in my hand, cleaning the dishes, and had to learn the left-handed mouse. It was a weird time, so much to complain about, but so much to be grateful for. As a self-taught creative director, you’d think that working alone was something I was used to. I thought the same thing going into the pandemic — I was even looking forward to more “Dom time” and less social obligations. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Around June, I started to notice the difference in my workflow, I was churning out ideas, but there was no magic. Satisfactory was a word I’d use to describe the concepts I was creating for campaigns — they got the job done, but I wasn’t jumping out of my seat; it was more like “ya, that works”. At the time, I started to question my ability —” is this what I’m truly supposed to be doing? If I can’t do this alone, am I good at what I do?” These thoughts continued for months as the imposter syndrome blocked my rational thinking. I’m sure this was a common experience for creatives during the pandemic. Our jobs changed. For my photographer friends, gigs completely disappeared. For those lucky enough to be able to work remotely , we were thrown into a whirlwind of video chats and Slack messages. Being locked in my apartment for the better part of a year started to show me how much I took my environment and collaboration for granted. I was missing an essential element and my process wasn’t the same without it. My team was the magic, and without them in the room, the energy wasn’t the same. Sure, we did brainstorming sessions over zoom — but people were on different wavelengths, in different time zones, and experiencing different levels of stress and anxiety surrounding the lockdown. It wasn’t until this August, when we got back into the office, that I realized how severe the impact of the pandemic had been on me. Only days into returning to the office and I felt like Austin Powers when Beyonce got his mojo back. New ideas started flowing, not only work ideas, but stupid new nicknames for friends, ridiculous business ideas, all types of thoughts and dreams. 2020 taught me that energy is a real thing — especially for creative people or really anyone who’s coming up with ideas for work. Being in the room, feeling the body language, tossing out crazy thoughts and bouncing ideas across the table. The simple act of ordering pizza after work over an argument about cannabis branding. These were essential parts of my process. So what am I trying to say? Collaboration is key? Creative work is easier in teams? These are obvious statements. The truth is, I took all of these things for granted. I didn’t pay enough attention to how the energy in the room impacted my team’s work. I didn’t work hard enough to replace the collaborative environment that we loved in the office. Now, every day I remind myself: Appreciate your team, cherish their energy and their ideas, even if you’ve got ideas of your own. Get back in the room, be safe but don’t be lazy, it’s easy to hop on a zoom call, but it’s also easy to give a zoom call half of your attention. At the end of all of it, realize that good creative isn’t built in a vacuum, it’s built holding hands in a field or eating pizza in a boardroom.

  • Mr. Saturday's FW21 "Both Directions at Once’’ Collection Revealed

    Featured on HYPEBEAST NYFW is here, and emerging brands are seizing this opportunity to put their best foot forward and flaunt what they’ve got in the chamber for FW21. One of the entities that took the liberty of hitting the digital runways this year is Mr. Saturday who has just unveiled its newest capsule entitled “BOTH DIRECTIONS AT ONCE” which features ready-to-wear-pieces for men and women, jewelry, handbags, and footwear.

  • Mr. Saturday's SS21 Collection Explores Saturday Night in New York City Back in 1984

    Featured on HYPEBEAST Referencing the period between Stephen Sprouse’s Fall/Winter 1984 runway show at the Ritz and Keith Haring’s 26th birthday at Paradise Garage, “Where Life is Just a State of Mind” reflects on a moment in history that defined an era. Accenting Mr. Saturday’s signature take on tailored silhouettes are patchwork and graphic applications that investigate historical nightlife, its subcultures and their connection to today.

  • Mr. Saturday 'Where Life Is Just A State of Mind'

    Featured on Highsnobiety Joey Gollish was born in the wrong era. The 26-year-old Torontonian is fascinated by the parties of the past. Gollish’s label Mr. Saturday tells the stories of yesterday’s benders and “you had to be there” nights through cohesive collections and sly graphic references that denote Gollish isn’t just a romantic who paeans back to the nightclub heyday of the ‘70s and ‘80s, but somewhere between a scholar and borderline obsessive who really knows his shit.


    I was 19 years old when I started looking for a job in marketing. Employers still saw me as a kid, even though the rest of the world wanted me to be an adult. I interviewed for countless positions I had no interest in. I found work at a big name corporation where I felt like a small fish in a very large pond. I interned for entrepreneurs who took advantage of my lack of experience, all while having little to no interest in helping me develop my career. I thought I was doing what was expected of me; that it was all fine because at least I was developing my resume — right? I was stuck in an in-between stage, and I wasn’t sure where I fit in, or who I was supposed to be. Honestly, I’m still in that stage, but my first year looking for jobs taught me where I didn’t fit and who I didn’t want to be. I learned I don’t fit into “boys club” businesses, whose power structures depend on seniority. I also learned that I didn’t want to play a supporting role in someone else’s success story. Ultimately, I learned that what I wanted was a job where I could learn and be supported. After 2 summers of some bullshit, a friend told me about CRUEL. Unknowingly, this was the start of my journey in marketing. The summer after my second year at Western University (Go Stangs), I started with CRUEL part-time as a Brand Ambassador. It was my first time being exposed to marketing in a tangible way, not just through a textbook. Although I wasn’t entirely sure about pursuing a career in the field, I took the job seriously as I knew I was definitely interested in the field. The next summer I was offered a full-time coordinator position. It was during that time that I was given the independence to fully explore my interests and develop my skills. I took every opportunity I was given to grow, not only as an employee, but as a person. Every year, the entire team at CRUEL leaves the city for a company retreat. The annual retreat is called Development Camp, affectionately referred to as D-Camp. D-Camp is a time for us to take a break from our normal day-to-day work, where we get a chance to analyze what we’ve done and how we can be better — as a group. The 2018 edition took place at the end of my summer as a coordinator, and included the 10 members of the CRUEL core team at the time. At the camp, I was given a chance to work on CRUEL’s recruiting program — a part of the business that we were leaning on more and more as the company grew. The program needed a considerable refresh, and as someone who found CRUEL through that channel, I was asked to share my experience. I had the opportunity to recreate the job hunting process that I so reluctantly had to go through, and I jumped at it. I thought back to my state of mind: anxious yet eager, scared yet excited. This inspired me to start developing a version of CRUEL’s recruiting program for students experiencing those same tiring emotions. Out of that one week up north in a cabin with my co-workers, Campus Collective (CC) was born. Even more exciting though, is that this platform I developed was going to live on university campuses across the country. As the summer drew to a close, I was offered the position of Manager of Strategy & Operations — a chance to continue my work on CC, as well as work on a few other areas of the business. The opportunity was starting in January, and although I had two semesters of school left, I knew I could do extra online courses and finish a semester early if I wanted to take the position. At that point in my life, a mere 1.5 years ago, I had a terrifying decision to make. On one hand, I had an amazing opportunity with people I liked where I was learning a lot. However, for so much of my life, I had been told to follow a safer path — take a job at a big corporation and develop my resume. Ultimately, it was my parents who encouraged me to take the position with CRUEL. My mom, who started her own business at a young age, understood the appeal of working for a startup. My dad, having recently started his own business, said “the only thing you need to ask yourself is: do you care about these people and the work they do? And if the answer is yes, you’ll figure out the rest”. So with that encouragement, I began my full-time marketing career (aka my big girl job — semantics I suppose, but let me live). My first big project? Develop a team of students at campuses across Canada for CC 2019. When I went through the recruiting program at CRUEL, it was really just a job listing online. I realized that having only this one touchpoint made us no different from other employers, and that we had to update our recruiting strategy to better reflect the needs of students. Our program had to address the realization I had a few years prior, that companies today need to develop a more reciprocal relationship with their staff and their community. So, we determined that Campus Collective had to provide value for students and the on-campus organizations we largely depend upon Today, most recruiting tactics depend on third-party job posting sites, targeted advertising through social media, and traditional job fairs. These tactics focus on quantity over quality, and dehumanize the recruiting process. Our program is different. CC is a touchpoint for students interested in the world of marketing, who also want to connect with CRUEL. We use a people-first strategy to develop a community of quality applicants who can continue to interact with us year-round regardless of their employment status with us. Events, merch drops, word-of-mouth, and animated shorts — we will always be different. At first, I was a product of CRUEL’s recruiting program. Now, I’m on the other side, helping people find the same opportunity that I’ve found. Life has enough challenges; and we’ll face a lot of them throughout our careers. So, give the kids what they want — fulfilling jobs in a young, creative, and fun community.

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