Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week Spring 2016- Day 5
After an invigorating week of stunning collections created by Canadian designers, the Spring 2016 season of Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week officially came to a grand finale last night. In true dramatic fashion, the final day of runway shows at David Pecaut Square revealed everything from timeless black and white designs at Jacqueline Piron to alluring couture gowns crafted by Mikael D. As another season draws to a close, here’s Real Style’s latest report from the front rows at WMCFW.
Photo: George Pimentel/Wire Image
The rising designer and Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business graduate is known for her Canadian-made luxury T-shirts. On the runway, Piron unveiled her Rock N’ RoyalTee collection, which was inspired by effortlessly cool London street style. Staying true to her signature style, crew neck T-shirts were embellished with elaborate Swarovski crystals, while sheer black tops and ruffled V-neck shirts with velvet detail also made a splash. For a pop of colour, vivid red was a statement look among the simplistic black and white styles on display.
Photo: Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway
Based in both Montreal and Paris, the emerging label was launched in 2012 by co-designers and friends Emeric Tchatchoua and Raymond Cheung (who divide their time between the two cities). For Spring 2016, 3. Paradis featured funky military inspired pieces in neutral shades of camouflage green and black. From collarless black and silver jackets to jumpsuits and minimalist straight trousers, the studio show revealed an edgy, army style aesthetic.
Photo: George Pimentel
At Stephan Caras, Toronto-based designer Stephan Caras and his son and co-designer, Kyriakos, turned to ladylike garden inspiration for their Spring 2016 FLORAL collection. Living up to its name, Caras’ new line brought sweet floral prints in shades of violet, yellow and green to the runway. Elaborate ball gown skirts were paired with midriff-baring black lace blouses for a striking contrast. Flowing, floaty skirts in purple and orange hues stole the show, while airy silhouettes, French lace and delicate beadwork also caused a sensation.
Photo: George Pimentel
As the final evening of Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week officially wrapped, Montreal-based evening wear designer Mikael Derderian closed the season’s shows with his new Forbidden Paradise line. The intricate collection featured models sauntering down the catwalk wearing striking white wigs. As for the designs, black creations detailed with flowing accents, lace detail and sheer panels all graced centre stage. Asymmetrical, tiered hemlines, elegant metallic gowns with slashed cut outs and a colour palette of silver and dainty pink also left their mark. For a true fairy tale ending, pale pink strapless gowns with girlish accents and an array of ethereal white gowns with voluminous hems finished the show on a dramatic note.
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