Top 3 Picks: Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016
Last week Toronto’s fashion scene flocked to David Pecaut Square where the Toronto Fashion Week Tents were raised to showcase Canadian designers and their Fall/Winter 2016 collections. Show after show, smart phones were raised and thousands of images flooded instagram. (Guilty as charged!)
Having attended the shows I’ve now assembled my top three looks per category and invite you to explore them below. Agree with my choices? Think I missed something? Fashion is an art and I am here to discuss.
Special occasions call for special ensembles. These three looks are bound to make any woman feel confident, gorgeous and the centre of attention.
1 – Stephan Caras – @stephancaras
Want to make an entrance? This shimmering belted blue gown stole my heart as it floated down the runway.
2 – Christopher Paunil – @christopherpaunil
Be it bridal or simply evening, this look from Christopher Paunil would look elegant strolling down the aisle or photographed on the red carpet.
3 – Narces – @_narces
For the blushing, twirling bride, this dress has ‘happiest day of my life’ written all over it.
Forget black. These three Canadian designers are taking us into the cooler months next fall with colour executed just right.
1 – Sosken – @soskenstudios
The print on this jacket makes me want to demand Sosken make a men’s version. The colours and pattern are exactly what we need come outwear season. The relaxed, luxe cut suits any age.
2 – Ellie Mae – @elliemaestudios
I must have a thing for blue this season as the arms on this jacket paired with the neutral grey tone excites me. The vertical black zippers give this piece some extra edge.
3 – Jennifer Torosian – @jennifertorosian
Here I go with the blue again. Check out the collar on this coat and the red pops. If you are looking for a mash up of sophistication meets bold statement, this coat is for you.
From fur to leather, the outwear for men earning my double take this season are anything but boring.
1 – Farley Chatto – @farleychatto
Big collared peacoats hardly need help making a statement, but Farley Chatto sure knows how to give them a boost.
2 – Rudsak – @rudsak
I love a good leather and the green on this coat pops without drawing too much attention. Well done Rudsak.
3 – Lamarque – @mylamarque
Let’s just call this look luxury biker with a dash of sex appeal and leave it at that. (sly grin)
Women’s Show Stoppers
Sometimes, “girls just wanna have fun.” Enter the show stoppers that grab your attention, demand you take note and dream of them in your sleep. Watch for these looks to hit editorials asap!
1 – Greta Constantine – @gretaconstantine
The construction of this gown wowed the crowd with its volume and cape like back.
2 – Stephan Caras – @stephancaras
The movement from the skirt on this dress was divine. Everyone will stop and stare.
3 – Helder Diego – @helderdiego_official
…because sometimes you need a little flash.
Fashion is not just for parties and red carpet events. Fashion is what you live in.
1 – Greta Constantine – @gretaconstantine
Earning their second number one spot, Greta Constantine gets my approval on this two piece ensemble ready to be mixed, matched and coordinated with your entire ‘I need them to notice me’ wardrobe.
2 – Picadilly – @picadillycanada
This winter white look is confident, chic and relaxed.
3 – Malorie Urbanovitch – @malorieurbanovitch
Work or play, Urbanovitch keeps the look smart and easy to wear.
The men’s selection at Toronto Fashion Week was minimal but solid and the designers showing clearly know their game.
1 – Bustle Clothing – @bustleclothing
Sometimes all you need is one added bonus and the extra detail on the shoulder of this jacket just does it for me.
2 – Bustle Clothing – @bustleclothing
Cannot get enough of the pattern on this pullover and styling it with a bow tie, well what more do you need?
3 – Triarchy Atelier Denim – @triarchy
Back to basics. Denim is man’s second best friend and these cool blue tones from Triarchy are welcome in my closet any day.
That wraps up my Top 3 Picks for Toronto Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016. Let me know what you think and remember fashion never sleeps… these designers are already working on their next collections. With that in mind I personally congratulate each and every designer who showed.
Photos by Raymond Chow of CanadaWears.ca