With LG Toronto Fashion Week behind us, we’ve now got an idea of what Canadians will be wearing this fall. While most of us are looking forward to spring at the moment and fall is far from our thoughts, it’s never too early to start looking at promising trends and talented local designers.
The brilliant Dixon presented geometrically patterned scarves, printed dresses with textured tights, chunky accessories, and a unique black, white, and red colour palette to fashion show guests and media last week. While it’s uncertain whether a black fringed flapper-style frock with a wide belt and open-toed ankle boots might be a weather appropriate autumn look, Dixon’s styles are cutting edge for the spring season ahead of us.
The edgy Toronto-based label featured glam punk looks on its Fashion Week runway, such as a gothic-inspired black dress consisting of a sleeveless top and a full, knee-length tulle bottom reminiscent of a tutu. Does this indicate a yearlong devotion to ballerina style? Also, topknot buns with striking eye makeup, knee-high laced boots, leather skirts, and heavy wool overcoats were shown. Pink Tartan once again mixed up the rules of fashion, creating revolutionary looks quite unlike anything else seen on the Toronto runways. With low-key white button downs paired with frilly tutus, demure turtlenecks fighting for attention with full-length ruched skirts, and over-the-top accessories with a muted colour scheme, it’s clear that fashion is full of delightful inconsistencies this year.
Sunny Fong, of Project Runway Canada fame, sent models down the catwalk in dazzling blues paired with basic blacks, in the form of ladylike jackets and three-quarter length coats with broad belts in the first part of his show. His designs then dramatically changed angles with luxurious animal-print coats, crisp white trousers, and fur detailing on a belted burgundy jacket.