This Week in Fashion: Fashion On Yonge, Creep Launch Party, Caitlin Power, Junction Flea
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.
Later today (September 4) from 4 pm until 7 pm, Trinity Square (southwest of Yonge & Dundas) will be home to Fashion On Yonge, a festival featuring over 600 of Downtown Yonge Street retail stores and restaurants. Complete with a live DJ, stylist consultations, three themed runway shows, a red carpet, and a chance to win a care package valued at $1500, this free event isn't one to pass up.
Asia Clarke of local jewellery brand Wild Moon is headed to Dominica to volunteer for CUSO International, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing poverty and inequality across the globe. For this reason, she's turning to her endlessly supportive community for help - party style! Tonight (September 4), jam out at Measure (296 Brunswick Ave) with DJ Tona from 7 pm until the wee hours of the morning, and pick up some Wild Moon photography prints and 20% off jewellery while you're at it. Cover is $10 and the first 30 attendees get a blingin' free giveaway.
Creep - a local label designed by Hiroshi Awai - is landing for the first time at Uncle Otis (26 Bellair St) this upcoming season. As the only stockist of the city, it's only right that they throw a launch party complete with Sapporo and sounds by the designer himself. Tomorrow (September 5) from 7:30 pm until 10 pm, stop by for a cold one and a gander at the quintessentially Canadian yet unmistakeably Japanese fall/winter collection.
This weekend, stop by V by 69 Vintage (702 Queen St W) for first dibs on Caitlin Power's fall/winter collection. From noon until 6 pm on Saturday (September 7) and Sunday (September 8), meet with the designer herself and shop the sales of up to 60% off over complimentary treats by Clafouti and refreshments by Tealish. Post launch party, the collection will be available at both V Boutique and Pomp & Pageantry (112 Scollard St).
Every second Sunday of the month, find unique treasures at the Junction Flea - an eclectic market filled to the brim with independent vendors. This time around (September 8), get your vintage and handmade anything and everything fix at Dundas Street West and Keele Street from 10 am until 5 pm.
A bit of Bombay is coming to Toronto next week from Tuesday (September 10) until Saturday (September 14) in the form of NorBlack NorWhite's BOM >> YYZ, a cross-cultural pop-up shop held at Oz Studios (134 Ossington Ave). Shimmy to the sounds of Neky the Kid and Yes Yes Y'all - while perusing the likes of Aish's snazzy Calcuttan scarves or local artist Rajni Perera's magical prints - at 7 pm on opening night (September 10). If you can't make it, don't fret -- they'll be open all week long.
Gotstyle's running a little made-to-measure promotion to help you get back to business post summer relaxation mode. For $899 plus tax, get a two-piece suit, dress shirt, and tie made just for you until Sunday (September 8). This event applies to the Bathurst location (62 Bathurst St) only; don't forget to book an appointment online before popping in to take your measurements.
Photo from Fashion on Yonge's Facebook page