The Top 10 looks from Toronto Fashion Week
Toronto Fashion Week wrapped up last Friday, putting a bittersweet end to the glitz and glam (and outrageous street style outfits) found at David Pecaut Square. Though it was only the second season since IMG had taken over the reins to the five-day event, many improvements were made to propel the Canadian fashion industry to international heights -- the most prominent being the design talent itself.
It seemed as though every designer, whether a newbie or a veteran, really stepped their game up this time around. With that being said, here are my picks for the top 10 looks from Fashion Week in Toronto. Peruse our Style section to find yours.
Sid Neigum's film photography-inspired take (top photo) on the omnipresent floral trend was refreshingly unique, to say the least. Check out and rate his entire Fall 2013 collection here.
Meant to be one of the more conceptual shows, Korhani Home always impresses the audience with their re-imagination of rugs and other home textiles. This look in particular is especially daring as it mixes print, fringe, and floral appliques - if eggplants could be sexy, this is what they'd look like.
Menswear tends to be a lot less progressive compared to womenswear, which is why Thomas Balint's subtle changes to the classic suit - including the off-centre pant closure and open-front jacket - are right on target. Check out and rate his entire Fall 2013 collection here.
A 90's flashback may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the juxtaposition of velvet and chiffon - with dainty silver chain and attention-grabbing tights to polish it off - were things I'm glad Chloe Comme Parris brought to the current decade. Check out and rate their entire Fall 2013 collection here.
DUY's clean, almost all-white look exploited the element of surprise with a larger-than-life knit scarf - a look I may or may not have tried to replicate two days later. Check out and rate the entire Fall 2013 collection here.
Aside from the palette, there's nothing grey about Soia & Kyo's achromatic look; the mishmash of wool textures created the same - if not more - visual interest as colour does. Simon Tham is also a contributing factor to said visual interest. Check out and rate the entire Fall 2013 collection here.
More of Korhani Home turning carpets into couture! This time using a stiff rug and Mongolian fur to create a one-of-a-kind tribal masterpiece.
Leave it to Joe Fresh to take the almost-dead camouflage pants trend and make it new again by blowing it up and turning it metallic silver. Plus, the oversized trench is an appreciated nod to the Swinging Sixties. Check out and rate the entire Fall 2013 collection here.
Soia & Kyo played with proportion and length in this head-to-toe black outfit, while still paying special attention to details like pleats and quilting.
What was your favourite look and collection from Toronto Fashion Week? Let us know in the comments below.
Photos by Dickson Ly and Jesse Milns