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Fashion & Style

Is the OVO pop-up returning to Dundas West?

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 29, 2014

ovo pop up torontoDid you miss out on the 6 hats at the OVO pop-up shop earlier this summer? Are we even still calling it "the 6" anymore? It looks like you'll be able to find out once again at the pop-up's former home at 899 Dundas St. West in the coming weeks.

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Street Style: 20 looks from WMCFW Spring 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 26, 2014

toronto fashion week street styleThere's no runway outside the tents at World Mastercard Fashion Week, but you wouldn't know it from the well-rehearsed poses of the arrivals (not to mention the chorus of snapping shutters that greet them). The street style scene at Toronto's fashion week is just another part of the circus - not to mention part of the fun. Mild weather meant attendees could leave the coats at home (unless, of course, it was a really fabulous coat) to show off edgy, streetwear-inspired looks.

Check out all the looks in our street style section.
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The 10 worst looks from Toronto Fashion Week spring 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 26, 2014

toronto fashion week spring 2015There were plenty of gems to be found on the runway this week at World MasterCard Fashion Week's spring/summer 2015 shows. There were also more than a few missteps: Fledgling designers letting their unfinished edges show, attempts at glamour that veered into tacky territory, and a few great ideas that unfortunately collapsed in the execution. And of course, sometimes, the greatest sin of all is just being boring.

In no particular order, here are 10 of my least favourite looks from fashion week.

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The top 10 looks from Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2015

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 25, 2014

toronto fashion week spring 2015This week, World MasterCard Fashion Week's spring/summer 2015 season brought us plenty of showstopping gowns (sure to eventually show up on a Genies or Junos red carpet), moody, avant-garde looks, and a few surprise celebrity appearances. (Forget Solange Knowles' DJ set at the Joe Fresh party Monday night - Laurence Fishburne was at Huntress!)

Some of the week's best looks took a turn for the futuristic - Brit Wacher sent models to the moon, Sid Neigum and Mikhael Kale made liberal use of industrial-chic materials, and Bowie-esque jumpsuits showed up in multiple collections. That seems especially appropriate, given soul-searching and state-of-the-unioning that's surrounded this Fashion Week about the future of the Canadian style industry. With this much design talent crammed into a week's worth of shows, I'd say the outlook is pretty bright (and space-age sexy).

From the quietly sophisticated to the showstopping, here, in no particular order, are 10 of my favourite looks from World MasterCard Fashion Week spring/summer 2015.

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How to do Toronto Fashion Week without an invite

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 20, 2014

toronto fashion weekToronto Fashion Week events are surprisingly friendly to the general public - except, of course, for the shows themselves. Public ticket sales for World MasterCard Fashion Week appear to have been phased out this season and, while there's a handful of after-show parties with hors d'ouevres of varying quality and bars of varying degrees of openness, they also come with moderate-to-very exclusive guest lists.

If you're not in the industry, but desperately want to rub shoulders with those who are, there are still a number of events scheduled - both sanctioned and unofficial - around the week's main calendar of shows. (If the party scene's not your thing, designers - particularly fledgling designers showing early in the day - will occasionally make spots at their shows available to the public, in an effort to put butts in the seats. Start beefing up your "follow" list on Twitter.)

Here are my picks for how to do Fashion Week S/S 2015 without an invite.

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Toronto Fashion Week S/S 2015 preview

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 19, 2014

fashion week torontoToronto Fashion Week is back at the tents at David Pecaut Square for the spring/summer 2015 season. As designers make a mad dash to perfect their collections before sending them out the door, and countless volunteers pull on their black T-shirts and pick out stylish-yet-practical shoes, the Canadian fashion media debates how much the spectacle of the shows does for our homegrown talent (even Jeanne Beker herself recently weighed in).

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