This Week in Fashion: Behind the scenes at Greta Constantine, the Eco-Beauty Market pop-up and Lucian Matis and Dennis Merotto host end-of-season sales
This 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.
Greta Constantine designers Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill recently released a video giving us an inside look into their Fall/Winter 2012 show. The designers open up about their inspirations, creative process, and how ideas evolve from first sketch to the runway. Expect to see the mad dash backstage pre-runway and the fashion crowd downing champagne.
Accessories guru Pomp & Ceremony recently announced a new collaboration with Kovalum, an online retailer that sells Toronto-made goods. A fitted tunic using the Liberty of London fabric that P&C is known for will be available online at www.kovalum.com while supplies last.
Get glam while doing your part for the environment at the Eco-Beauty Market. Head to the Spoke Club at 600 King Street West on May 30th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to sample and shop for eco-friendly skincare, cosmetics and hair care products from brands such as Green Beauty, Kynk Naturals, and Awaken My Senses Organics.
Get to know your fellow fashionistas by attending the Fashion Group International's networking event at Hazelton Lanes on June 5th from 6-8:30 p.m. Chat, enjoy some snacks and join in on the networking sessions that will help you meet the right people in the industry. Register at fginetwork.eventbrite.ca.
Fashion, art and nature come together for Fashionality: Dress and Identity in Contemporary Canadian Art, running until September 3rd at the McMichael Gallery. Check out the dress that inflates into a tent for two, a frozen ball gown and shoulder pads made out of beehives.
The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design invites you to their Movie Wardrobe Sale taking place June 2nd at Pinewood Studios. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., expect to find more than 30 vendors selling contemporary and vintage clothing and accessories used in local film and television productions, fabric, handcrafted goods, and clothing from the hit TV Series Degrassi.
Hurry to get in on discounts of 60-80% off Ossington stalwart Virginia Johnson's whimsically printed pillows, quilts, duvets and hand-stitched rugs. The online bedding warehouse sale will be on until May 31st.
Let the summer sales begin! Fashion week favourite Lucian Matis will be clearing out summer stock June 2nd and 3rd at 91 Tycos Drive, Suite 1. Expect to find pieces from both the Lucian Matis and MATIS by Lucian Matis collections.
Also having a sale, Toronto-based womenswear designer Dennis Merotto will be holding an end-of-season summer sale from June 6th to 8th at the Antiques Building at 1042 Bathurst Street. Look for structured dresses, trenches and separates in neutral grey, taupe and pops of peach.
Get the VIP treatment on June 2nd at Philip Sparks! The Ossington shop will be offering discounts of 30% on all menswear, womenswear, briefcases and accessories. This sale will only be on for one day so don't miss it!
Photo courtesy of Dennis Merotto