Yesterday marked Day 4 at World MasterCard Fashion Week with four fabulous shows hitting the runways! I can’t believe there’s only one day left – such a fun week but I’ll be honest, my feet need some pampering and I can’t wait to relax all weekend!
First up, we saw Triarchy in the studio at 5pm. You must have killer abs to walk in this show – wow – talk about eye candy!
This luxury denim brand from Vancouver presented a collection inspired by a night to remember in St. Tropez, the morning after and the adventures in between. The show definitely gave off a nautical S&M vibe with ropes for shirts on super fit models – an interesting concept but it’s all about the jeans with Triarchy! I loved the tie-dyed jeans in pink, blue and grey and the ombré effect on basic blue denim. One thing’s for sure, form fitting skinny jeans aren’t going anywhere! Here are some of my favourite looks:Rachel Sin‘s debut at World MasterCard Fashion Week! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Rachel over the past few months and styled her Fall 2012 collection in my Fall Fashion Photo Shoot. I couldn’t wait to see her shine on the WMCFW runway with her SS’13 collection. After rave reviews at Montreal Fashion Week, I knew she was going to wow the crowd in Toronto too!
Wearing one of my favourite Rachel Sin dresses (F/W’12), I sat in the front row and enjoyed every single piece that came down the runway. Rachel’s designs are truly wearable and represent the modern contemporary working woman who wants to look professional and sexy at the same time. I really enjoyed the tailored blazers with delicate lace details and edgy exposed zippers, the use of peplums and peter pan collars on fitted dresses and the dressed up jersey knits in a fabulous colour palette of nude, grey, coral and navy. The beauty was fresh and natural and the underpinned bob hairstyles were reminiscent of Mad Men. Everything was simply stunning and I’m not gonna lie, I got a little teary watching Rachel accept her applause from a full house of fans. Congrats girl! I want everything, but here are my faves:Soia & Kyo outerwear for a few years, but since I’ve only ever purchased from their F/W collections, I looked forward to their SS’13 collection. I have to admit, the show was slightly over accessorized with turban head wear and over-sized clutches, but once you get past the distractions, the coats really are lovely.
Soia & Kyo presented a khaki-heavy collection of spring jackets in a wide variety of shapes and materials. The classic trench was updated with contrasting buttons and hi-low hemlines and nylon anoraks were brightened up with pastel peach and mint green. The real wow factor came in the form of moto jackets in soft suede and supple leather with oversized lapels, edgy zips in a beautiful palette of earthy brown-green and rich navy and magenta. Stunning! Here are my favourite looks (saving the best for last):Arthur Mendonça presented his 10th anniversary collection to a full house! True to his trademark bold and sexy designs, Mendonça’s collection featured luxurious fabrics and attention to detail.
There was an obvious Eastern influence throughout the collection with obi belts, kimono sleeves and origami pleats in elegant evening wear and tailored separates. I cooed over every single design that came down the runway, especially the dresses and the glittery numbers. The palette extended from pale salmon and yellow-green to deep royal blue and fuchsia with some dazzling metallics thrown in for good measure. It was a stand-out 10 year anniversary collection and I look forward to the next 10 years which according to Arthur, may include shoes and bags! Here are my favourite looks from the runway: