Recently I attended Toronto Fashion Week, (the main fashion event in Toronto, but because our city is so cool, there’s a few more fashion weeks happening in the spring, but back to this week… ) Although I only attended Day One this season, I definitely made the most it in my most fashionable faux-fur off white jacket from HM, my see through mesh star printed top from Zara, my go-to leather/mesh pencil skirt from F21, and my black velvet pointed toe booties, also from F21.
I loved checking out the amazing collections this season. I felt like I got so much inspiration not only from viewing the shows, but also from just observing the hoards of stylish people around me. Fashion Week is no place to play it safe wardrobe wise, and that was definitely evident.
The evening started at the Mayer Man show. I had never been to one of their shows before and didn’t really know what to expect. Needless to say, I kept my expectations relatively low (something I’ve learned to do these days) but the pay off was that I was truly blown away by the show, from their intro video right down to the collection.
I truly loved all the pieces in The Mayer Man collection. Fashion these days is very inspired by Parisian dressing , and I adored the way this brand showcased beanies mixed with structured luxe jackets and added fun pops of colour to keep things fresh. The show was featured off the main runway in a presentation room, so after the models walked, the audience was able to interact with the pieces up close, more so than a traditional runway show.
In between shows it was time for a drink and debrief. My friend Justin (who is starting his own Mens Fashion app) and I had to try the Fashion Week Cocktails by Grey Goose inspired by some Canadian designers showing their collections this season. I went for Disco Bunny, because why not.
After a quick sit down, drink, photo sesh and instagram catch up, it was time to see the next show Triarchy. I’ve seen Triarchy’s show in past seasons and I am always obsessed with their vibes. It’s important to note that Triarchy is a sustainable, eco-friendly denim brand that’s anything but basic. I loved every piece that came down the runway, from fringed denim skirts, sequinned denim sleeves and pants as well as the ‘effortlessly chic’ waves rocked by the models. The show was a definite success in my book.
That concludes this Fashion Week post. Although it was only one day for me, it felt like such a whirlwind. I loved each collection I saw, all the fashion, and all the people I got to catch up with / meet and mingle. Hopefully next season I’ll be able to attend more shows including some of my favourites that I had to miss this time around.
Until next season, I’ll just be reminiscing.