Top TOMFW Runway Looks
Toronto Men’s Fashion Week, lovingly referred to as TOM* returned for it’s second instalment last week with 15 designers showcasing their latest collections. Whether you are in search of the perfect dinner jacket, cape or jumper, here at STM we’ve rounded up the top three looks from each collection. Be sure to follow these designers to stay on top of men’s fashion.
Recognized as the #1 bespoke tailor on Toronto, Garrison Bespoke aims to inspire “confidence and success.” Visit: www.garrisonbespoke.com. Follow on Twitter: @GarrisonBespoke and Instagram: @GarrisonBespoke.
HD Homme was founded in 2012 by Hussein Dhalla and co-founder Shenaz Mohammed as a luxury ready-to-wear menswear brand. While showcased at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week and World MasterCard Fashion Week, HD Homme has also been spotted on the red carpets of the 2014 Grammys and Academy Awards. Visit: www.hdhomme.com. Follow on Twitter: @HDHOMME and Instagram: @HDHOMME,
David Kollar learned basic garment construction from his mother who worked as a sewer when the family moved to Canada from Slovakia. In high school he acted as a stylist for his friends and went on to create his own line of screen printed t-shirts at age 16, before ultimately launching Kollar Clothing. Visit www.kollarclothing.com. Follow on Twitter: @KOLLARCLOTHING and Instagram: @KOLLARCLOTHING.
Having recently moved to Milan to set up operations, Canadian designer Christopher Bates returned to TOMFW for it’s second installment to showcase his F/W 15/16 collection. Read the full #stmINTERVIEWED with Christopher Bates here. Visit: www.christopherbates.com. Follow on Twitter: @CBatesMenswear and on Instagram: @CBatesMenswear.
Andrew Coimbra’s line is described as cool with refined ease. Contemporary art and youth culture inspire this Toronto based designer. Visit www.andrewcoimbra.tumblr.com. Follow on Twitter: @andrewcoimbra and Instagram: @andrewcoimbra.
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Rank By Rani Kim
Rani Kim aims to redefine the structures of menswear with her line Rank by Rani Kim. A graduate of Ryerson University, Rani references her studies from her exchange at Teko Design School in Denmark. Visit: www.rankbyrani.com. Follow on Twitter: @rankbyrani and Instagram: @rankbyrani.
The Wild North
The Wild North is Canada’s next big outerwear brand. Offering men’s and women’s coats designed to combat the Canadian cold while maintaining a high level of style. Visit: www.thewildnorthapparel.com. Follow on Twitter: @the_wildnorth and Instagram: @the_wildnorth.
Just Ta by Alan Ta
Originally from Vietnam and now living in Montreal, Alan Ta entered fashion against his parent’s wishes and launched Just Ta by Alan Ta after attending LaSalle College. Visit: www. justtadesigns.com. Follow on Instagram: @justtadesigns.
Joao Poalo Guedes
Raised in the streets of Manila, Patrick Salonga eventually moved to Canada and graduated from Toronto’s Academy of design. After interning with notable designers Greta Constantine, Patrick has now launched his own menswear collection. Visit: www.patricksalonga.com. Follow on Instagram: @patrick.salonga.
Venturist Commuter Wear
Designer Luca Galardo’s credits his brand’s aesthetic to his upbringing in diverse Montreal. Positioned as a brand for non-conformists, Diodati strives to create “a neutral canvas for self-expression.” Visit: www.diodatiofficial.com. Follow on Twitter: @Diodatiofficial and Instagram: @lucagalardo.