Jaw dropping fall 2015 designs from Pink Tartan, Sid Neigum and Mikhael Kale
Just when you thought winter was over and done with, day one of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto saw the temperature in the city drop to -9°C, which in our opinion was a fitting to set the stage for the country’s top designers to showcase their fall 2015 collections.
We’re always eager to see what fantastical and jaw-dropping creations Canadian designers have up their sleeves for the upcoming season, because it gives us a glimpse into what we’ll be wearing several months from now or, in some cases, mentally prep us for trends that come out of left field. Plus, who doesn’t love sitting front row at a fashion show and reveling in shiny and new clothes coming down the runway “ not us!
Fashion favourite Pink Tartan displayed models in effortless chic ensembles for fall 2015. Models were sent down the runway in rich fabrics, such as wool and cashmere, as well as chunky oversized knits, wide-legged pants and military inspired outerwear in hues of grey, green and burgundy that would make any Canadian girl hope for snow, not to mention the use of fur which elevated each piece to CN Tower heights. We’re such fans of Kim Newport-Mirman’s latest collection that we included two jaw-dropping looks in our five favourite looks from day one; check out the head to toe green and brown ensembles and prepare yourself to swoon.
Toronto’s fashion golden boy of the moment and 2014/2015 winner of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition, Sid Neigum stuck to his monochromatic M.O., namely the colours of black and white, for his fall 2015 collection. One piece we gravitated to was Neigum’s creation of a three-quarter length, black coat with waterfall collar that would look pretty good in our closet right now.
Then, to close out the night, Mikhael Kale turned our notion of cold weather wear on its head with a collection that would look good in both +/- 20°C weather with its bold and bright colours, and plentiful cut outs. A plethora of beading, embroidery and fur accents on many of the dresses and outerwear pieces had us wishing for Old Man Winter to send us another blast of cold Arctic air, but only for a split second. Kale’s concept for fall was so out of the box and refreshing that we couldn’t help but like it. Just wait and see the two looks we fell in love with from his collection.
Photo credit: George Pimentel