World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto was a whirlwind of runway shows and after parties, catching up with old friends and making new ones. It was a chilly week in Toronto, making you want to jump right into the Fall runway looks being presented. Here are the designer highlights from last week.
One of the two collections I was most looking forward to seeing, David Dixon's fall dresses were edgy and elegant, a little bit gothic, and a lot of sexy.
Soia & Kyo
Soia & Kyo, the other one of my two most anticipated collections to see, was on point. Known for structured coats with interesting lines and unique details, the Fall 2015 collection did not disappoint.
You know it's going to be a good show when a) the models are walking to Lucy Pearl's Don't Mess with My Man; and b) Meghan Markle is in attendance. Mackage's Fall lineup was all about fringe and fur and had so many great pieces to be worn right off the runway. Interesting to note: Marsala, Pantone's Color of the Year, was well represented in this collection.
This show was one of the most fun to watch - bold patterns, shocking colour combinations, and the models looked like they were having a ton of fun on the runway, swinging their hips and practically dancing their way up and down.
Watching the Fall looks from Klaxon Howl take their turn on the runway felt like a night at a Speakeasy - the collection was inspired by early to mid 20th century pieces and details such as wide cuff pants and newsboy caps were fully present. I especially loved the women in menswear looks.
Malorie Urbanovitch's Fall collection was the epitome of 70s cool. Knits, suedes and tassels defined this collection, and the earthy colours combos of orange, brown, burgundy and navy really enhanced that 70s vibe.
Sid Neigum's collection was absolutely gorgeous. Achromatic, tons of shape and structure, delicate sheer pieces and dresses with elegant drape. I especially loved the live orchestra, it really set the perfect tone for his dark pieces.
With activewear and skiwear this chic, I might actually start hitting the gym again and might even book a ski vacation!
What a fun collection - beaded embellishments, mohair, faux leather, cutouts, pleats, lots of bold colour. Mikhael Kale was a great choice for kicking off fashion week.
Pink Tartan never fails to introduce classic pieces that have a unique edge. Fall's collection gives us staples for our Canadian fall/winter like cable knit, fur and wool. Standout pieces were military and kimono inspired.
It wasn't easy to choose a favourite from the Rudsak collection, so many great coat options for Fall 2015! I also noticed a lot of backpacks on the runway, not surprising since backpacks are making a comeback in a big way (not to mention, 'rudsak' is the term the British use for what we Canadians call the 'backpack.')
Visit the World MasterCard Fashion Week website to see looks from all the designers who presented at Toronto's fashion week.