Here Comes the Cashmere Bride: Highlights from White Cashmere 2015

I’ve been covering the annual White Cashmere in support for breast cancer awareness since 2012 or so.  This year was no exception.  Hosted by Beverly Thomson and held on September 29 at the beautiful, historic Carlu on Yonge and College,… Continue Reading

VAWK Makes Triumphant Return to Fashion Week

After being absent for a couple of seasons, Sunny Fong made a return to World MasterCard Fashion Week Tuesday evening with not just one collection, but also a small capsule collection in collaboration with Subway.  Yes, sandwich-inspired dresses, including two… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week Highlights: Days Four and Five

Day Four: Starting the day off was Matthew Gallagher, who makes his David Pecaut Square debut with a collection that was, like Pink Tartan, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock (see write-up here).  This was followed by the avant-garde UNTTLD, whose signature… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week F/W 2013 Begins Today

Watch this space as well as our social media (especially Twitter and Instagram) for our latest Fashion Week updates from David Pecaut Square.  Designers this season include old favourites such as Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Lucian Matis as well… Continue Reading

The Design Exchange Intersects Art and Design

The Design Exchange has reinvented its annual fundraiser from the traditional DX Black and White Gala to the brand new DX Intersection.  The new name reflects the way the event mixes up different crowds, disciplines and cultures in a celebration… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week Day 5 Highlights

Friday was the final day of the Spring 2013 collections.  The day started out with bridal line, Paraezo, whose gowns were paired with some very interesting headpieces.  Other designers included Travis Taddeo, who showed his signature S&M-inspired looks (definitely not… Continue Reading

Fighter-inspired BCBG Collection Lacks Colour for Spring/Summer 2013

Unlike the regular line (and especially the 2012 collections), BCBG’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was not exactly Herve Leger Redux (seems to be a “thing” for Max Azria these days – this season, BCBG boutiques are filled with bodycon/bandage dresses that… Continue Reading

Thoughts on Designers’ ‘Affordable Lines’ and Collaborations

Yesterday, US-based designer Jason Wu announced a more affordable line, Miss Wu, which will exclusively be available at Nordstrom stores and online (great news for international fans!).  This line, according to WWD, will feature both ready-to-wear pieces, with accessories being… Continue Reading

VAWKing Diversely…Kinda

VAWK showed both the regular line using mostly “standard size” models (a couple looked a bit bigger than what’s “typical) as well as the debut of VAWKKIN, a “regular” collection that is more for the everyday woman featuring “real woman”… Continue Reading

VAWK Model Call Asks for ‘Diversity’ But Not in Height

Project Runway Canada winner Sunny Fong is known for using a wider range of sizes for his line, VAWK, but once again, he is ignoring the shorter woman in his casting call for his upcoming Toronto Fashion Week show. While the call does allow for non-runway height women (5’6″ and above, without heels), I cannot […] Continue Reading