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TORONTO Fashion Week begins

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Fashion Designers Best Runway Show

Toronto’s runway show of World MasterCard Fashion Week for the spring 2014 collections gets underway Oct. 21 under the big white tent at David Pecaut Square. The week-long Toronto Fashion Week event runway show of Canadian top fashion designers. GF4AKK4PWFPM

Fashion designers Highlights include anchor shows by established stars Pink Tartan and veteran Toronto fashion week David Dixon and Bustle. Runway show evening finales by Canadian coat label Mackage, leathermaker Rudsak and fast fashion designers phenomenon, Joe Fresh, as well as a first-ever runway show of sportswear from Target. A strong lineup of young talent includes fashion designers Sid Neigum, Caitlin Power, Laura Siegel and Cara Cheung.

  • The national final runway-based competition for the eight finalists of the Mercedes-Benz Start Up competition featuring regional winners from preliminary contests held across the country takes place Oct. 22. The winner will receive a year of top-flight industry mentoring and a runway show of their own for the fall show season next March.
  • Fashion designers Saturday, the newest offering from IMG’s fashion portfolio takes place Oct. 26, and is open to the public. Capsule runway collections will show highlights from the week and Canadian designer fashions will be available for sale. Runway show Tickets, $75 and $150 for VIP access, are available on site.

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Kicking off Toronto F/W

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A models walks the runway to end the Pink Tartan show during opening night of Toronto Fashion Week on Monday October 22, 2012.Models walks the runway to end the Pink Tartan show during opening night of Toronto Fashion Week on Monday October 22, 2012.
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Fashion beyond borders

©ourtesy Lauren La Rose, Canadian Press & The Windsor Starfa bordersPavoni will be bringing its red carpet fashions to the Toronto Fashion Week runway on opening night.

The latest spring and summer styles may be the main draw, but with new organizers at the helm and a roster of emerging designers, changes are afoot behind the scenes and on the runway at Toronto’s Fashion Week. World MasterCard Fashion Week kicks off Monday under the makeshift tents at David Pecaut Square, where Canadian designers will unveil their style visions for the warmer months. The new season will mark the first with IMG Canada holding the ownership reins. The company had previously been involved in consulting closely with the event since 2010, said Peter Levy, senior vice-president and managing director for IMG Fashion Events and Properties. For 13 years, Fashion Week was owned and produced by the Fashion Design Council of Canada. IMG Canada will now operate the event in collaboration with IMG Fashion, with fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Tokyo among those within its portfolio. While the event is focused on highlighting the homegrown fashion scene, organizers say they are giving thought to how to help boost the profiles of de-signers – even beyond Canada’s borders. “We don’t make clothes or take pictures, walk the runway or tell the story about ourselves. But what we Continue reading

S/S 2013 PARIS F/W: Our 10 Most OMG Moments

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If we could paint a picture of our idea of Utopia, it would pretty much be Paris in the Fall. There’s just something uniquely majestic about the refined city that makes our heart literally skip a beat…so surely you can only imagine what Fashion Week in Paris could possibly do to us. As difficult as it is to not shower you with the countless numbers of images that blew our minds, we’ve somehow managed to pull together a peek at the 10 most drool-inducing garments to hit the Parisian runway this season.  From Chanel‘s colorful play on the classics to Kenzo‘s ferocious animal prints, it’s obvious that the French really do have that je ne sais quoi, non?

Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Jean-Pierre Braganza

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Not only do we love Jean-Pierre Braganza’s name (“Brrrraganzaaaaa!”) we love the looks we saw during The Shows, a pre-Toronto Fashion Week runway presentation held at Andrew Richards Design’s venue space in Toronto. His pop-art inspired Spring 2013 collection featured strong-shouldered blazers with hits of teal, black, and cream with bold graphic prints.

Fashion:  Graphic pantsuits and wedge heels in nude, black, and black with silver toe straps.

Beauty: Loose-and-intriguing fishtail braids with flattering wisps at the temples for that messy braid look we love.

Toronto Fashion Week round-up

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Toronto runway highlights and trends at World MasterCard Fashion Week as well as “renegade” fashion shows that happened in March. (QMI AGENCY) The makeup and hair looks throughout Toronto Fashion Week ran the gamut from edgy and goth-inspired to minimal and androgynous to soft and sweet. Despite the variety, there were definite trends established amongst the gallery of shows.  While World MasterCard Fashion Week descended on Toronto, Business Review Canada has decided to take a look at the Canadian haute couture clothing companies that bring high fashion to the masses and even surprising styles of clothing such as jackets or yoga pants were some of the  featured new elements at the fashion shows. Vancouver Fashion Week Various venues While still a lower-key event than Toronto’s, Vancouver Fashion Week’s glam factor is on the rise, with a gala at the Opus Hotel, and runway shows at the Chinese Cultural Center showcasing collections  – – View Gallery of Photos from Toronto shows.

Rad Hourani collection: Toronto

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Rad Hourani says, “is someone who does not follow a trend.”

Fashion Week Toronto: After leaving Montreal for Paris six years years ago to launch his eponymous couture collection label, designer Rad Hourani is heading back to Canada on Friday to make his Canadian fashion week runway debut with his fifth collection of ready-to-wear line RAD at Toronto’s World MasterCard Fashion Week. As part of the runway presentation, Hourani will also debut his new short film Five Years of Rad Hourani as the show’s opener, documenting designer Rad Hourani inspirations as he celebrates his fifth year in the cutthroat industry. “I’m inspired by the idea of creating something that can’t be defined by a limited category and things that have no reference from the past,” says the Jordan-born Rad Hourani, who moved to Montreal at 16 before leaving for Paris in Continue reading


Fashion Week “delivers”

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

Martin Lim used punchy colours alongside a palette of black-on-white

collections – again held in the city’s David Pecaut Square – started out with a bang, or rather, a tap. A jovial tap dancer kicked off Holt Renfrew’s biannual fashion week showcase Continue reading