Fashion week might be winding down, but there are still tons of shows to look forward too including a moment I’m waiting for, seeing top Canadian model Jessica Stam walk for Express. On day four I saw everything from sexy studded denim courtesy of Triarchy to tailored separates at Arthur Mendonca’s 10th anniversary show. We are so impressed with the Spring 2013 shows and can’t wait for next season.
For a collection entirely of denim, Triarchy impressed the crowd with a show full of theatrics. Beginning with the sounds of ocean waves and two handsome male models tugging on rope, then in came a model who ripped off her full length denim skirt to reveal a pair of navy shorts. Models walked down the runway in nothing but some jeans and rope used as clothing tied around the bust. Waxed denim in black and gold stood apart from the blue studded jeans seen on quite a few models. The studded details added much more to the simple jeans. A pair of three models walked out in splattered jeans in grey, pink and a cobalt blue. The shirtless models definitely made a statement and Triarchy received all of the attention on their premium denim. Watch the show now:
For her first time ever showing at World MasterCard fashion week, Rachel showed tailored separates perfect for the career woman. The Ottawa born designer played it safe with a simple collection including tailored suits and peplum dresses with lace detail. This collection was certainly not geared towards the ultra trendy and more for a woman who is looking for a more polished wardrobe. The neutral colour scheme of navy, black, and nudes set her collection apart from the sea of pastels and vibrant reds we have been seeing. See highlights from the show here:
Soia & Kyo
Soia & Kyo brought us plenty of pastels in their outerwear, mint and salmon trench coats and plum suede moto jackets were paired with canvas backpacks and oversize clutches that we couldn’t get enough of, that perfectly reflected the traveller inspiration. The menswear featured newsboy hats paired with classic trenches. The low-key style is perfect for weekend wear with its polished but completely casual vibe. See the looks on the catwalk here:
Arthur Mendonca brought sophisticated silhouettes down the runway with shift dresses, tailored trousers, shorts and structured jackets. The collection of deep and vibrant hues set part against the light pastels we’ve been seeing. For his 10th anniversary show Arthur stuck to the aesthetic he is known for with the elegant designs and sleek tailoring. The Asian influence was reflected in the obi belts paired with the dresses, which was also a trend seen at Soia & Kyo.
[Photos via Toronto Fashion Week and Melonie de Guzman and Mirin Njoh for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway]