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 one. Swipe through the galleries to see all the looks!
Forgoing the typical runway, Mikhael Kale decided to present his collection in none other than the Dinosaur Wing at the Royal Ontario Museum. We don’t know about you, but the skeleton-filled, colourless room was the perfect stage to showcase his futuristic collection which featured crisp whites, cool tones, and pieces with embellished sleeves, hoodies and rope detailing. With the models wearing pristine white western boots, Kale proved you can definitely blend the old with the new.
Featuring playful, bright tropical colours, it only made sense for designer Victoria Hayes to present her ’70s-inspired spring/summer collection to the beat of Le Chic and other Disco hits. Hayes played with high-shine fabrics and textures, and paired them with white leather kitten heels and jaw-dropping, large-and-in-charge statement earrings.
Toronto-born designer Mani Jassal named her collection “Free Spirit” and dedicated it to a beloved individual she referred to as Honey: “To Honey, a free-spirited soul. Thank you for teaching us to live fully, and to not give a fuck about what anyone else has to say about it. R.I.P.”. Floaty fabrics, floral prints and a carefree, boho theme was present in every detail of each look.
Probably the most anticipated show of TFW day one, the Narces show didn’t disappoint. The spring/summer collection featured floral applique evening gowns, plunging necklines, high-shine fabrics and over-the-top headpieces. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Narces show without bridal designs.
All photos courtesy of George Pimentel Photography.