Toronto notes: Philip Sparks presents his womenswear line
Husbands, fiancés, boyfriends and boy toys aside, there aren’t too many men that we would trudge through the pelting rain to see, but Philip Sparks is definitely one of them. Up on the 6th floor of the Burroughes Building last night, Sparks finally revealed his long-awaited debut womenswear collection for Spring 2011. From the chambray shirts to the plaid blazers to the sweet shirtwaists, it was a vintage-inspired medley of must-haves that complemented his menswear collection. Known for his impeccable tailoring and heirloom aesthetic, Sparks managed to carefully balance the nostalgia factor (country girl-inspired print romper) with a contemporary flair (skinny, cropped, high-waisted trousers). Overall, the collection felt very wearable (which every smart designer knows is no longer a dirty word) and set the perfect mood for the season to come. Innocent, charming, romantic: Who wouldn’t want to be a Philip Sparks girl? Buyers, start your orders.