With less than a month to go before the start ofToronto Fashion Week, the Fashion Design Council of Canada has released its preliminary schedule. Although it’s bound to change (take note of the 9 “TBA” marked spots) the skeleton allows for penciling in basic dates and important shows.
Changes to note in this year’s schedule include, most notably, the separation of Joe Fresh andPink Tartan. Notorious for being two of the biggest draws, these normally back-to-back shows now have a full day between them to allow for some breathing room.
An exciting new addition is Rad by Rad Hourani on closing night; the Parisian designer (by way of Jordan and Montreal) normally reserves his secondary line for New York, and his presence this year is quite a big deal for the FDCC.
Style-savvy men can also rejoice in the first stand-alone show of Greta Constantine’s brother line,Ezra Constantine, showing in between Rudsak and Pink Tartan on Thursday.
Canadian up-and-comers such as Chloé Comme Parris, Sid Neigum and Melissa Nepton are back and pleasantly placed, however, noticeably absent are downtown favourites Klaxon Howl,Juma and Michi (to name a few).
Still, we have a feeling that more of The Fashion Collective’s indie favourites will be popping up on the calendar in due time (and if not, they’ll at least be making some form of appearance in the tents).