Allistyle: A Win for Body Image But Still Lacks ‘Style’

The first all plus-size line to show on the runway at World MasterCard Fashion Week was Allistyle, who presented the Spring/Summer 2013 collection on October 26.  While this was definitely a very innovative move and major change at any Fashion… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week A.I.N.I. (Amazing, Interesting and Needs Improvement)

Another season has wrapped up for Fashion Week in Toronto, which means it’s time for our A.I.N.I. list of things that were great, not-so-great and downright awful.  Let’s just say that this season, it was much more difficult to find… Continue Reading

Detailed Princess-like Wedding Gowns at Paraezo Couture

I have been covering Fashion Week in Toronto since the Fall 2009 shows and this season was the first time I saw an exclusive wedding collection.  Paraezo Couture‘s latest collection, headed by former wedding salon creative director, Bruce Dang, showed… 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

Roping in Denim with Triarchy

Last season, the west coast based denim brand opened with half-dressed models picking  out jeans from a pile.  This time, with a collection inspired by “by a night to remember in St. Tropez, the morning after, and the adventures in… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week Day 4 Highlights

Four designers presented today, including Rachel Sin, whose familiar, simple-with-a-twist cuts were seen in a variety of different neutrals of pale pinks and tans as well as darker, navy blues.  Lace embellishments, which were strong in her fall/winter collection, continue… Continue Reading

Bright Colours and Wearability at Lucian Matis

For the first time, Lucian Matis showed both his “signature” (Lucian Matis) and “contemporary” (Matis by Lucian Matis) lines at World MasterCard Fashion Week.  The past few seasons saw Matis show his couture line outside of “main” Fashion Week.  Last… Continue Reading

World MasterCard Fashion Week Day 3 Highlights

Project Runway Canada alumnus Lucian Matis presented both his couture namesake collection as well as his ready-to-wear pieces Matis by Lucian Matis (more on that later).  Other designers today include Whitney Linen (a line of linen apparel with gorgeous pale… Continue Reading

New Designers Spotlighted with the Mercedes-Benz Start-Up

Eight new designers vied for this coveted award which would give them not only an editorial in FASHION magazine, but also to show their Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collections at World MasterCard Fashion Week in March.  This year, the eight finalists, who… Continue Reading

Highlights from World MasterCard Fashion Week, Day 2

Day 2’s shows included Adrian Wu, who stayed very true to his “aesthetic” of art (more artsy this season so a little bit less weird) and had a live singer who sang music from 1960s films, DeMoyo (who had a… Continue Reading