(Image via Textstyles)
There are really only two reasons why I ever go to Toronto Fashion Week; 1. to see the Beaufille (formerly known as Chloe Comme Parris) collection, and 2. to see Sid Neigum‘s show. Personally I love watching the growth of two of the country’s most exciting up-and-coming labels every season. And it doesn’t hurt that I would easily wear pretty much anything these designers send down the runway. Can we just take a moment to appreciate the amazing look above from Beaufille’s FW14 collection? I mean, come on. Just. YASSSSS!
Even though I took a step back this season and only attended two out of the five nights at the tents, here’s a quick look at some of my highlights from #WMCFW last week:
(show images via Fashion Magazine, view the full collection HERE)
As you can see, there was a lot of red on the runway. Even though I’m naturally drawn to the power colour, I’ve always shied away from wearing it. It’s always been so much easier and safer to just wear black, or any other more subdued colours. But this season Beaufille showed us how you can be that ‘Lady in Red’ without wearing an evening gown. Instead, you can just be the coolest girl in the streets.
From the first two shows, it became clear that Red is HOT for fall. Just look at Beaufille vs Line Knitwear whose collection was shown right after.
Red wasn’t the only crossover I noticed between shows. According to Line Knitwear and Pink Tartan, in fall/winter of 2014 the only bottoms you should be wearing are mohair hot pants. Let’s just hope that next winter is a little kinder to us than this one was because frostbite is never cute.
Speaking of Pink Tartan…
I was pleasantly surprised by this season’s show. For the first time, I felt I was able to relate to the girls that walked down the runway, and better yet, could see myself actually wearing the clothing they were in. This incredible statement coat was definitely one of my favourite looks of the week. It’s like my dream of being perma-wrapped in a super chic duvet cover has finally come true! This is the closest I’ll get to never leaving my bed in the winter, and I’m ecstatic about it.
(show images via FASHION Magazine, view the full collection HERE)
The inspiration for Sid‘s show could have come straight out of my very own living room. His beautiful garments that looked as though they were made from de-constructed boxes, reminded of the stacks of compressed cardboard that lean against my wall. And his ‘burnt’ hems on two red looks in particular brought to mind the fiery wood stove in my living room that all of that cardboard eventually goes into. Oh, and there’s that red trend again!
Big love to my girl Stefania of Textstyles for snapping this photo of me running into the tents. Team FASHION called my look “rock and roll downtown edge” which I guess is pretty fitting when you’re wearing a black Danier leather biker jacket and studded Beaufille pants. There was no pretending it was spring time for me, it was freaking freezing and sporting my giant Alexander Wang scarf was probably the best wardrobe decision I made that week.
Aside from seeing the Joe Fresh and Mackage shows, Wednesday’s big event was joining the Beckerman Twins for an amazing blogger dinner at Buonanotte! Fashion Week is definitely not known for it’s food, or eating for that matter, and so it was great fun to sit down with some of my best blogging buddies for a huge Italian feast!
Last but not least was Mikael D‘s show in the Distillery District on Friday night which I attended on behalf of Apothic Wines. Mikael’s work is definitely focused on the black tie and red carpet set. Although I don’t often find myself in need of such glitzy attire, I couldn’t help but fall in love with his lace onesie (y’all know how much a I love a onesie!) caught in action (above) by Amarsana of Chloe Magazine.
Did you have a favourite Toronto Fashion Week moment this season? Leave a comment and let me know!
Until next time!