Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring 2016- Day 3
Day 3 of Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week at David Pecaut Square in Toronto revealed an explosion of eye-catching prints, flowing designs and elaborate Seventies accents for Spring 2016. From emerging Canadian talent like Hilary MacMillan to established names like Mackage, here’s Real Style’s roundup from the front lines of the WMCFW Spring 2016 shows.
The Toronto-based designer drew inspiration from her own travels to Tanzania and combined her passion for African adventure with a retro 1970s style aesthetic. On the catwalk, this translated into a signature tribal printed fabric in shades of green and purple. For Spring 2016, MacMillan’s designs featured vampy V-necklines, loose knee-length frocks, shirtdresses and coordinating patterned headwraps. Meanwhile, sleek violet dresses with ruching and billowing sleeves made a splash, along with blouses knotted casually around the waist and halter necklines.
At Narces, designer Nikki Wirthensohn also paid tribute to the 1970s with a collection which was inspired by the decade’s iconic trendsetter Bianca Jagger. For Spring 2016, the Toronto-based bridal and evening wear line featured feminine white creations with sweet pink floral accents and sheer sleeves. Romance was in the air, as models floated down the runway in airy white tiered dresses finished with fringe and pale pink lace numbers. In true dramatic fashion, the show wrapped with a series of stunning white gowns detailed with lacy sleeves and floor-length tulle hemlines.
Pink Tartan may be known for its Canadian sartorial flair, but its Spring 2016 runway brought an exotic taste of Spain to the Toronto runways. Inspired by the Spanish region of Catalonia, designer Kimberly Newport-Mimran stuck to warm shades of orange, brown and deep blue for the season ahead. The latest collection showcased hints of fringe, contrasting stipes and oversized disc earrings. Oversized beige coats, floating white blouses and flirty crop tops brought a free-spirited yet seductive attitude to the designs. To contrast with the punchy hues, classic black and white ensembles also ruled the runway.
For Spring 2016, the Montreal-based outerwear line went back to basics with a theme inspired by minimalistic architecture and utilitarian style. Creative directors Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan unveiled their latest pieces on a stark, industrial-looking runway accented with metal detail. On the catwalk, a vibrant orange leather dress made an edgy statement, while leather crop tops were paired with flowing mesh layers for a cool contrast. Mesh midi dresses, black leather vests, midriff-baring bandeau tops, classic leather bomber jackets and hints of turquoise also left their mark.
Photos: Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway
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