Category: Fashion

Coach Spring 2017 Menswear Review

This season at Coach, Stuart Vevers explores American wardrobe classics through the eyes of “Biker gang culture, ‘B’ Movies, beatniks, New York punk and hip-hop, The Twilight Zone and James Dean.” It was less about the complete look and more about how pieces would work as separates. The T-shirt is the building block to a collection that underlines the importance of uniformity but also personalization.

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Gearing Up for Toronto Fashion Week 2016

New York, London, Milan and Paris are all fashion capitals of the world and so lovingly touted as “The Big Four” when referring to fashion week. Toronto Fashion Week, although not part of the quartet, is the second largest fashion week in North America, behind New York. Founded in 2000 by the Fashion Design Council of Canada, Toronto Fashion Week has expanded to showcase over 60 designer runway shows. The semi-annual event takes place in March to show the Fall/Winter collections and again in October for the Spring/Summer collections.

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Caras F/W 2016 Collection Review

Caras shows off their range in the evening wear department by integrating a unique, yet cohesive boldness with each piece. This materializes in a sexiness that is at times overt and at others, understated. It remains ever-present though and allows you to observe the nuance between the two.

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Rudsak Fall/Winter 2016 Collection Review

Dressing for the winter season is always a daunting task, especially in Canada. Here, you have to wear two outfits in a sense; either you have a change of clothes or you have to make sure that whatever you’re wearing is versatile enough to carry you from outdoor to indoor weather, comfortably. Both options take a lot of planning and can require some compromise in the way of outfit choice. This is why I love Rudsak so much, because style and comfort are no longer on two different ends of the spectrum, they’re synonymous.

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Helder Diego F/W 2016 Collection Review

Helder Diego shows off the polished side of grunge by grounding looks in combat boots and ripped stockings, taking breaks to show off work-wear separates and flirty dresses. In my opinion, this collection is the product of an angst-ridden teen who’s raided her mother’s closet. Just to clarify, I mean this in the best way possible. It may be her mother’s clothes that she’s wearing but she knows how to style them. If only my adventures into my mother’s wardrobe when I was younger would have been so fruitful.

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UNTTLD Fall/Winter 2016 Collection Review

East Asian influence comes in the form of kimono coats, a Japanese bias cut evening gown, black belt detailing and a ninja suit, but the UNTTLD duo describes their inspiration for their Fall/Winter 2016 collection more in terms of the Renaissance Era, which give credence to pieces like the “Marie Antoinette dress,” the “Magistrate dress,” or the “Suleiman coat”. During this time, sumptuary laws were in place, so basically, how much clothing you wore and what you wore were dependent on your social status. What makes this collection interesting is that it transitions between these Renaissance tropes of ‘high’ and ‘low’ seamlessly.

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Mikhael Kale F/W 2016 Collection Review

Mikhael Kale kicked off the Fall/Winter 2016 presentations at Toronto Fashion Week and his collection left quite an impression on me. Maybe it was because this was the first ever show I had seen at any fashion week, maybe it was the models all tripping in the exact same place, or maybe it was the show’s soundtrack courtesy of a collaboration with OVO producer, Neenyo. Above all, I like to think that it’s attributed to the girl Mikhael had in mind when designing this collection.

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