Toronto Fashion Week spring 2019 has returned to Yorkville Village, celebrating the best of Canadian fashion, art and culture. In collaboration with RE\SET, Canada’s leading fashion event is showcasing the Spring/Summer 2019 collections from the country’s best and buzziest designers from September 4 to 6. We’ve been hanging out at The Lane (you can also find us backstage) to give you daily recaps of the best designer presentations. Here, we recap our favourite collections from day two. Swipe through the galleries to see all the looks!
Redefining the term Bitch is Michael Zoffranieri (the designer behind the label) with his Spring/Summer 2019 collection “Bitch at the Beach”. Featuring soft flowing organza, feathers and signature silk wools, Zoffranieri sends a strong message of sisterhood and togetherness, tied with the badass sheer fabrics and flirty sequins. “We need bitches now more than ever,” says Zoffranieri. The star piece of the collection is the show-stopping ultraviolet jumpsuit.
Alex S. Yu
Street style meets sophistication in Alex S. Yu’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection “The Abnormal Symmetry”. Focused on the idea of finding whimsy through orderly precision, Yu’s collection features edgy asymmetrical hemlines and playful ruffles.
Think Getaway in the Mediterranean. With pops of blue, white and red, MacMillan’s latest collection includes Morrocan-print co-ord sets (which are perfect for the trendy jet-setter, BTW) and dresses and easy-to-wear luxurious slips. Models walked down the runway with oversized-sunnies and visors to match. MacMillan is known for her cruelty-free clothing. Yup, no animals were harmed in the making of this collection.
It wouldn’t a Hayley Elsaesser show without the bright colours and pattern overload. For her latest collection, the designer uses food as her muse. Prints of fried eggs, lemons, soda bottles and ice cream cones were seen throughout the show. But to stay on theme with the collections 90’s surfer vibe, Elsaesser also uses prints of waves and shells.
Closing the show, Elsaesser debuted a collaboration with Get Fresh Company.
Playing with the theme of carefree, young love, Jordan Erin McKay (Creative Director for Hendrixroe) showcased her latest collection to the beat of hip-hop music, setting the tone of the show to be a fun and playful one. Models walked — and literally danced — down the runway wearing Crayola brights of orange, green, purple, blue and red.
All photos courtesy of George Pimentel Photography.