by Melanie Kerr
With World Mastercard Toronto Fashion Week winding down, the media lounge chats are all about the amount of concealer it takes to keep you looking awake and the amount of caffeine it takes to keep you feeling energized. With each day passing, the collections keep amazing me. So far I have a long list of lust worthy items. Is it okay to wear a Lucian Matis ballgown on the subway? If that fancy invite ever does come I know who to turn to. The last day of World MasterCard Fashion Week shows may be tonight, but we still have coverage for The ShOws, happening next week featuring David Szeto, Ruffian, Jean-Pierre Braganza and Jeremy Laing. For now, see what happened on the runways for Day 4 of World Mastercard Toronto Fashion Week and prepare for more!
Known for its completely practical and super stylish outerwear, Rudsak delivered leather jackets with fur, leopard patterned trim and several oversized fur collars on edgy motorcycle jackets. The mix of wool coats with the Canadian winter staple puffer jackets ensured that there was a style for every man and woman. The accessories were also a hit, black leather wedges, fur cross body bags and simple totes were styled perfectly among the collection.
Pink Tartan always brings a certain level of youthful sophistication to each look. The overall feel of the collection was very modern and upper east side. Like her husband Joe Mimran did for Joe Fresh, Kim Newport included several looks with a graphic black and white houndstooth print in the form of dresses and trousers. Fur was taken to a whole other level with light pink long haired fur jackets, if you’re wearing this jacket you will get snapped by all of the super trendy street style bloggers. My favourite trend I’ve been spotting all week has been the peplum silhouette. Kim Newport got it spot on with an emerald green pant suit, the slim fit trousers and sleeveless peplum top are a sure way to grab attention in all of the right ways.
In what started off on a rather scary note with clips from Alfred Hitchock’s ‘The Birds’ and an eerie soundtrack, turned into something beautiful as David Dixon managed to take inspiration from an iconic horror film and turn it into something completely covet-able. Models came down the runway in wearable designs for the modern woman, what Dixon is best at. Each model wore a long stemmed feather pinned on their chest, as part of the literal influence from our feathered friends. In the first portion of the show loose fitting blouses, dresses fit for work wear, and beautiful white coats with black lace overlay were seen on the runway. In the second portion Dixon pulled out all of the stops with each dress more gorgeous than the last. One shouldered with a feathered skirt, sequins mixed with even more black feathers, and clear plastic circular sequins on a tulle skirt made the evening wear a very suitable choice for the chicest parties in the city. Invite me and I’ll be in a feathered number too!
[Photos via George Pimentel]