Toronto Women’s Fashion Week
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Toronto Women’s Fashion Week Day 2: Most Memorable Moments

Last night at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week stylish showgoers took to 1 Yonge Street to féte some of the most exciting faces in the Canadian design scene. Here are some of our favourite moments from on (and off!) the runway.

Some my favourite looks from @senecafashion at @tw_fw

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Designers: The next generation

The first show of the night was Seneca: RED, where ten alumni from Seneca’s school of fashion showcased original pieces. The looks ranged from high-tech, to theatrical to minimalist, but one overall message came through loud and clear: There’s a lot of emerging talent in Canada to get excited about and Toronto Women’s Fashion Week is dedicated to showcasing it.

Yoga flash mobs are a thing

House of Joga boasted arguably the most star-studded front row of the night—that’s because designer Jana Webb’s Real Housewives of Toronto cast mates showed up to cheer her on. Webb partnered with Reebok to create an activewear line chic enough to go from a Pilates to brunch. For the finale, models took to the runway for a yoga session. “I’ve always had this idea of a yoga flashmob in my brain,” Webb said backstage. “We’re a fitness brand, I wanted to show the movement of the clothes, because that’s what they’re about.”

All silk everything

For her label Wallo, Montreal-based designer Marie-Andrée Wallot makes the type of effortless, elegant silk separates you would pack for a luxury cruise to Capri—fairly fitting, considering the latest collection was inspired by the ocean.

A red carpet moment

“I love the idea of glamour,” says Toronto-based First Nations designer Lesley Hampton. “It makes you feel good and confident in the body you have.” With that philosophy, perhaps it’s no surprise Hampton has taken to creating high-voltage evening wear like shimmering silver beaded gowns and elevated bubblegum-coloured jumpsuits.

Catwalk dance party

By far the liveliest show of the night, Hendrixroe’s soundtrack (Um, hi Beyoncé!) had everyone dancing. The collection was so good—cool girl streetwear done well—that Jeanne Beker lavished praise on designer Jordan Erin Mackey (JEM). “That’s the kind of collection that reminds me why I got into fashion in the first place,” Beker said, likening her to Betsy Johnston. High praise from the veteran style reporter.

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Fashion with compassion

The night at Toronto Women’s Fashion Week ended on an inspiring note with a charity fashion show in support of the Kol Hope Foundation for Children, an organization that supports kids with disabilities in Canada. Influencers like Olympic gold medalist Penny Oleksiak and body positivity activist Roxy Earle took to the runway to support a good cause.