Toronto Fashion Week

This Week in Fashion: Fashion Saturday, Outclass x 416 Snack Shop Pop-Up, The Worn Archive

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.


World MasterCard Fashion Week is well underway; though notable runway shows like Beaufille and Pink Tartan have come and gone, we're gearing up for big names Mackage and Joe Fresh tonight (October 23). Don't forget to revisit my Spring 2014 preview to plan the latter half of your week. If you didn't manage to snag any invites, don't fret! Fashion Saturday (October 26) is open to the public for $75, and includes a runway show highlighting the best looks from the week, a designer pop-up market, hair and makeup installations, and more.

Big news for Toronto fashion mag WORN: they're set to release their very own book through Montreal publishing house Drawn & Quarterly in spring 2014. "The WORN Archive: A Fashion Journal about the Art, Ideas, and History of What We Wear" will collect eight years and sixteen issues worth of WORN history. Fashion historian Valerie Steele will pen the introduction.


This weekend, 918 Bathurst Arts Centre (918 Bathurst St) is hosting their seventh annual Wearable Art Show, featuring only the most extravagant garments dazzled with beading, patchwork, prints, and more. See what each designer produced under the limitless boundaries of art at one of the five shows happening on Friday (October 25) and Saturday (October 26). Tickets are $10 and are available online.

Local brands Outclass and 416 Snack Shop will be under one roof this weekend - though swanky menswear and savoury snacks are two totally different worlds, their shared Toronto roots were enough to bring them together to host a pop-up shop. Stop by the opening party tomorrow (October 24) from 6 pm until 11 pm to peruse Outclass' Fall 2013 collection -- over refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, no less. If you can't make it, the shop will be open on Friday (October 25) from 2 pm until 9 pm, and on Saturday (October 26) from noon until 9 pm.

Spend your Sunday (October 27) perusing handpicked vintage clothing, accessories, and more over complimentary cupcakes and cocktails. From 10 am until 3 pm, get a head start on your holiday shopping (or snatch a rare find for yourself) at the Modern Vintage Sale (21 Grace St). But be sure to make a stop at an ATM beforehand; the sale accepts cash only.


For two days only on Friday (October 25) and Saturday (October 26), PHT is hosting their big annual Sample Sale at 80 Weybright Court - with prices for womenswear starting at $10. Known for having the best selection of styles from Anthropologie, GILT, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more in a full range of sizes, this is definitely not an event to miss.

Drake General Store is moving out of their current warehouse (442 Dufferin St, Unit I), which means they're throwing another massive sale this weekend (October 26 - 27) to help clear it out. But, this one's going to be a little different - instead of insane markdowns on their apparel and curiosities, they'll be sold them by the pound. Vintage furniture will also be up for grabs at an auction happening Saturday (October 26) at 1 pm., but come a bit earlier to preview the selection and register.

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