Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2016- Day 3
Last night at Day 3 of Toronto Fashion Week, the runways at David Pecaut Square were filled with another array of ornate styles for Fall 2016. With everything from sleek legwear to luxurious outerwear, the Toronto catwalks presented an impressive range from emerging and established Canadian designers. As well-known names like David Dixon shared the stage with up-and-coming stars like Hilary MacMillan, the latest in Canadian style was on display. Here’s Real Style’s report on Day 3 of the Fall 2016 shows.
Although the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec-based hosiery line was founded in 1955 by Roger Deslauriers, Mondor made a comeback at Toronto Fashion Week. Staying true to its signature aesthetic, the legwear line presented a show in honour of its 60th anniversary. On the runway, Mondor featured edgy patterned pantyhose paired with black blazers, flowy blouses and seductive sheer stockings.
The Toronto label is headed by co-founders Jennifer Torosian and Raed Ali, who are known for combining athletic style with luxury. For Fall 2016, Jennifer Torosian focused on feminine detail, with floaty floral prints in shades of red and blue leaving their mark on the catwalk. Key looks included loose trousers, sleeveless frocks, delicately flared silhouettes and flowing long-sleeved blouses in brilliant scarlet.
At Toronto-based lifestyle brand Helder Diego, co-designers Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs focused on simplicity with an edgy finish for the season ahead. Models stormed the catwalk in rebellious torn stockings, black lace-up ankle boots and preppy blazers. Meanwhile, shades of pale pink made an appearance in the form of culottes, blouses and sleeveless sheath dresses.
With a focus on Canadian-manufactured pieces, Toronto designer Hilary MacMillan launched her eponymous line in 2012. For Fall 2016, MacMillan rebranded her label as a cruelty-free and animal-friendly line, free of leathers or fur. On the catwalk, shades of blush pink were a key look on everything from ladylike pantsuits to a long-sleeved flowing jumpsuit. Faux fur vests and a signature watercolour print also left a soft (yet surprisingly fierce) mark on the runway.
The Mississauga, Ontario-based designer celebrated the 20th anniversary of his eponymous womenswear label last year, and made a sentimental return to the catwalk with his new Gene Collection. Dixon’s new Fall 2016 line was created in partnership with Ovarian Cancer Canada and in honour of his late sister, Susan. Paying tribute to survivors of ovarian cancer as well as sisters everywhere, Dixon crafted an ultra-feminine collection of silky fabrics, tulle hemlines and voluminous skirts. Designs were adorned with oversized bows, sheer panels and dainty studs, with elegant neutral shades of black and white setting the mood.
Montreal-based label Mackage held their Toronto Fashion Week runway show at the CBC Headquarters. For their new Fall 2016 Winter Warriors line, co-creative directors Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan showcased smart wool coats, practical parks and luxurious furry hoods. Muted shades of dark brown were contrasted against red plaid prints, gold metallic detail and a military chic aesthetic.
Photos 1-4: Paul Ross for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway
Mackage Photo: Kareen Mallon for Electrafire Studios
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