Toronto Fashion Week: Day four
Shown: Pink Tartan Fall 2008.
L’Oréal Fashion Week is coming to a close, and FASHION still has eighty-five dollars worth of fresh dry cleaning eagerly hanging in the closet. Hmm…mental note: Set up date with tall, handsome drink of water and wear one of these fabulous frocks. Trends spotted: Colourblocking, opaque tights, brights and a very chic trilby hat.
RUDSAK was a real ‘Canadian winter’ collection. In other words, if you are in the market for a delicious new coat, the Visa stops here. Lots of puffer jackets with great details like waist-gathering, oversize collars and sexy stovepipe sleeves. The Michelin man has officially left the runway. The puffer is a viable and very cute option to channel your inner snow bunny. Fave piece: Chocolate-brown fitted leather bomber. Beauty message: Dark smoldering eyes teamed with raspberry frostbitten lips–oh-so-icy cool. Best accessories included chic driving gloves, knee-length boots, leather bucket hats and wide waist-cinchers.
Pink Tartan was the posh ticket of the night. Tons of Toronto socialites, chic-seekers and lovelies who don’t bat a Dior Show-slicked eyelash at spending a month’s rent on their Louboutins. Designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran toughened up her usual tenderhearted posse of prepster pieces with black knee-high Dr. Martens, fingerless gloves with chains and a makeup palette that said “rolled out of bed” rather than “red carpet ready”. Best in show: French-cuff button-down shirts paired with ties and fitted vests. FASHION loved the countryside cool element. The can’t-wait-until-fall must-haves: Pencil skirt with exposed industrial zipper detail, sheer black lace blouse and the perfect skinny trouser. On the fashion-fence about the knee-length wool socks. Love ’em or hate ’em? What do you think duckies? Drop me a line and let me know.
Off to the after parties…xo
Photography by Sarah Casselman.