Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2013: Arthur Mendonça shows off his signatures at his 10th anniversary show

Arthur Mendonca Spring 2013
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani
Arthur Mendonca Spring 2013
Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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I bought my first Arthur Mendonça jacket years ago at a sample sale. That piece is still one of my favourites, and that’s one of the best things about his designs which were once again showcased last night during his Spring 2013 show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto—they have a timeless sensibility. He’s still going strong. For his 10th anniversary  collection, Mendonça infused a far east vibe with obi belts, cuffed, exaggerated sleeves, stiff silk constructed suits, twist-front dresses and delicately swooping skirts. The roomy shorts looks seemed the freshest and took him out of his comfort zone in the best possible way. Other standouts included the head to toe micro digital print and sherbet coloured double-breasted suits. Maybe it’s time I add another piece to my personal Arthur Mendonça collection.