Toronto menswear designer Philip Sparks is launching a women’s line

Canadian menswear designer Philip Sparks, he of the vintage-feel suiting and nautical-inspired fall outerwear, has announced that he will be expanding into womenswear for the Spring 2011 season.

And while the men have their flat-front pants, signature pieces for debut women’s line will include a cherry blossom photo-print jumper, a pin-cord shirtdress with classic kimono sleeves and a double breasted trench coat with accordion pleated vent.

“We’ve quietly been showing the collection to retailers for the past two months and the feedback has been fantastic,” Sparks said in a release.

The 30-piece collection will be presented in Toronto on October 1,3 after previewing the line in New York next week.

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