New York, London, Milan – it was only a matter of time before Toronto had its time to shine. That’s right: LG Toronto Fashion Week (with beauty by L’Oré©al Paris) is finally upon us, and while the festivities don’t officially kick off for another day, the offsite shows of last week give us an idea of what we can look forward to.
Canadian designer Joeffer Caoc debuted “everyday” attire that boasted bright colours and navy themes, while Ashley Rowe presented a ‘splatter’ collection with slouchy tees and jackets that were emblazoned with artistic tie-dye prints.
On October 21, Project Runway winner Evan Biddell will debut his “Kingdom” collection via a special on-site media installation, and instead of showcasing his pieces via typical fashion show, a few mannequins will be flaunting select items that the designer says will feature textural detail, pleating and rich fabrics. (The multi-screen video installation of his runway show took place on October 12).
And Greta Constantine (famous for floaty fabrics and insanely beautiful draping) featured supermodel Coco Rocha and her signature strut in their October 15 show.
So from 8 a.m. onward, Monday to Friday will be jam-packed with shows, parties, galas and all things we’ve swooned about since New York Fashion Week in September. Tuesday will see designers like Jules Power, OR by angela chen and Pink Tartan debut their collections, while Wednesday and Thursday will see lines from Rachel Mara, Joe Fresh Style, Sarah Stevenson and Romona Keveza. And Friday? Fortnight, Rita Liefhebber and Denis Gagnon are set to end things with a bang.