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This Week in Fashion: Park & Province launch, One of a Kind Show, free Shopify workshops, Uncrate India

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 26, 2014

toronto fashion salesThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

NEWS

Park & Province, a slick online boutique based in Toronto, launches today (March 26) at noon. Founded by Chris Naidu and Gray Butler, the curated menswear shop offers hard-to-find quality fashion essentials with a contemporary twist, like All Around Shirt's apple-adorned button-up and Thorocraft's camouflage print oxfords.

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The 10 most outrageous looks from Fashion Week

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 23, 2014

toronto fashion weekMost would agree that Canadian fashion is infinite levels of safe. And it's true; compared to its New York and Paris counterparts, World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto teems with humdrum pieces only made more exciting with dynamic styling and (some) fun colours. Although this is what works in our generally conservative country, there are a handful of designers who push (or try to push) the envelope using unconventional materials, avant-garde fabric treatments, and fur in bizarre places. Whether they left the audience smitten or stunned, these risk-takers deserve a round of applause.

Here are my picks for the most outrageous looks from World MasterCard Fashion Week.

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The top 5 new designers at Fashion Week Fall 2014

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 23, 2014

Toronto fashion week designersFor some designers, World MasterCard Fashion Week isn't just another multi-thousand dollar extravaganza, another notch on their celebrated belts -- it's a way for newcomers to break into the growing Canadian fashion industry in hopes to come out on top. Like Joe Fresh's humble grocery store beginnings or Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan of Mackage's elementary school friendship, everyone's gotta start somewhere.

Last week saw several emerging Canadian designers hit the Toronto runways for the first time. Here are the most promising new designers from Fashion Week Fall 2014.

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The top 10 looks from Toronto Fashion Week Fall 2014

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 22, 2014

best of toronto fashion weekDespite what you may think, World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto isn't just a good excuse to wear a ridiculous hat, a great place to people-watch, or the number one hotbed for diva behaviour. Believe it or not, the 5-day spectacle revolves around the nation's most talented designers. For the Fall 2014 season, they brought all things Canadian to the table: quilted fabrics of every kind, plaids in rich hues, and a hell of a lot of fur.

Though every emerging and established name deserves a cookie for their hard work and effort, there were a handful of looks that blew showgoers out of the water.

Here are my picks for the top 10 looks from World MasterCard Fashion Week.

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This Week in Fashion: Sarah Stevenson for Target, SOOP SOOP relocates, Style Democracy designer pop-up shop

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 19, 2014

This Week in FashionThis Week in Fashion rounds up the week's style news, store openings and closings, pop-up shops, sales and upcoming fashion and design events in Toronto. Find it here every Wednesday morning.

NEWS

This Sunday (March 23), head to select Target stores across Canada to find an exclusive, limited-edition womenswear line designed by Sarah Stevenson, one of Toronto's very own. The Toronto Fashion Incubator New Labels Competition winner brought rich hues, girly florals, and sophisticated silhouettes to the discount retail giant - with price points ranging from $30 - $60 and a major collaboration under her belt, it's all uphill from here for the emerging designer.

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Newest brand at Fashion Week started as OCAD thesis

Posted by Bianca Venerayan / March 18, 2014

Outclass Toronto fashion weekTomorrow afternoon, Outclass, a Toronto-based menswear brand launched in 2011, will make its debut at World MasterCard Fashion Week -- a huge milestone for a label that was born unexpectedly as a thesis project during founder and designer Matteo Sgaramella's final year at OCAD University.

For the first time ever, the Fall/Winter 2014 collection will parade under the penetrating eyes of potential buyers, intimidating editors, and a pit of hungry photographers ready to broadcast what's hot (and what's not) off the runway.

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