Toronto Fashion Week: Joe Fresh delivers a slinky sixties sex kitten vibe: Before the big names light up David Pecaut Square at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week later this week, it’s time for the new names to shine. Day 2 in Toronto was filled with strong fashion showings from the country’s most promising young up-starts, where labels from Toronto’s sister act Chloe Comme Parris and Montreal duo Martin Lim, among others, commanded the runway with their Toronto fall 2012 fashion week collections ‘Ain’t nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh and so clean’ – so sang Atlanta hip-hoppers Outkast on a record spun by a rather exuberant DJ before the packed Joe Fresh fashion show on Wednesday evening. Its buzz grows every season, so Joe Mimran’s line of grocery-store couture clothing line had a lot to live up to. Luckily, the fashion week show, spurred by a slinky sixties sex kitten vibe, delivered something, yes, fresh in Toronto this time. – – ©ourtesy of Tiyana grulovic @ theglobeandmail.com
Despite the usual Toronto Fashion Week wall-to-wall crowds, the start of Toronto World MasterCard Fashion Week is generally a slow burn, with things not getting properly fired up until at least day 2. However, the parade of the Toronto fall/winter 2012 fashion
collections – again held in the city’s David Pecaut Square – started out with a bang, or rather, a tap. A jovial tap dancer kicked Holt Renfrew’s biannual fashion week showcase of some of its favorite homegrown labels, coaxing smiles out of even the front row’s poker faces. Fashion shows in Paris, Milan and London supersedes with their fashion trends.