Runway trends from World MasterCard Fashion Week you’ll want in your closet
Just as fast as World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto started, it ended just as quickly in a blink of an eye. And if you’re like us, we’re having serious style withdrawal because who doesn’t want to see beautiful clothing coming down a runway? Not us!
One of the most important take-ways from any fashion week is keeping an eye out for the latest trends; and after five days and more than 20 designer runway shows, we compiled the latest and best trends that will make your style senses tingle. Check out the top five trends we saw on the runway during fashion week in the Toronto.
White Is All Right
Black is the default colour for cold weather wear but this coming fall you’ll be ditching the dark and foreboding shade for white. Fresh and oh so clean, white dominated the runway this season; designers such as Sid Neigum, Pink Tartan and Malorie Urbanovitch showed a penchant for it, whether it be for formal or causal wear this colour has a je’ne sais quoi quality that will make heads turn your way.
Athletic Wear Everywhere
Fashionable athletic wear remains a strong and influential trend for fall 2015. Who doesn’t want it to go away? We definitely don’t and Canadian brands know that women, who work hard from nine to five, want comfort and style. We saw Mé©lissa Nepton’s apré¨s ski inspired collection and Hayley Elsaesser’s funky and colourful urban sport wear, adorned with eye-popping prints. On day four Lolé«, who made its WMCFW debut, showed us the versatility of yoga gear. When speaking with its Design Director Any Théª-Anh about what makes athletic wear fashionable he said, Active wear has become part of our lifestyle; women want to go from the studio to the street, and that is good for every occasion. Amen to that!
Sequin, embroidery, rhinestones and patterns “ oh my! One thing that will cure the winter blues in a heartbeat is seeing clothing adorned with shiny baubles and colourful prints, and we saw a lot of that on the runway this season. Mikhael Kale’s stunning fall 2015 collection of beautiful beaded pieces proved to be a fan favourite and still has fashion goers talking a week later. On day two, NARCES by Nikki Wirthensohn presented a plethora of feminine frocks laded with lace, followed by Stephan Caras’s glam rock inspired wares.
Red On It
If you think wearing white from head to toe will make people stop and stare, just wait until they see you slip into to ravishing red. This sultry colour will not only make heads turn this coming season, it’ll also stop traffic (including snow ploughs) in all lanes. Hilary MacMillan, VAWK and Mikael D gave us perfect examples on how to wear rouge, from body con dresses to voluminous ball gowns.
Great ready for the next biggest trend to hit the masses like a Canadian winter storm “ snow pants! Yes, can you believe it? The last time we wore snow pants was in elementary school and the thought of seeing grown women sport these thick bottoms is just plain odd, until now. Designers took snow pants to the next level and gave it a fashionable twist; Lolé« went for an é¼ber chic version for ski enthusiasts, while Mackage’s high waisted take made it perfectly appropriate to want to run around the streets of our city to show off this winter proof garment.