Sun. Feb 17th, 2019

Day Three of Toronto Fashion Week Delivers a Massive Dose of Glamour

Our recap of day three of Toronto Fashion Week A/W ’19

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For the third and remaining day of Toronto Fashion Week A/W ’19, three womenswear designers with very totally different aesthetics showcased their collections on the Royal Ontario Museum.

First up, cruelty-free model Hilary Macmillan. A sequence of vibrant head-to-toe plaid appears opened the present, adopted by corduroy, vegan patent leather-based and fake fur. “Inspired by the silhouettes and heartfelt love of plaid in the ’90s,” says Macmillan, “this collection gently updates the decade for 2019, by infusing it with undertones of London street style complete with contemporary accents such as lacing, ruching, and exaggerated menswear finishes.” In 2016, the Toronto-based model started working towards turning into cruelty-free, eliminating the use of leather-based, fur, unique skins and feathers in its items, and is now 100% vegan, having eliminated all wools and silks from its garment line-up.

Photography courtesy George Pimentel

Next was Mani Jassal, whose assortment of Indian eveningwear and bridal appears was full of romance. Titled ‘With Love,’ it featured floral prints, ruffles and complicated embroidery on saris, lehengas and flowing maxi attire. “This collection is a love letter to women in fashion and to the amazing team who have been instrumental in bringing it to life”, shares Jassal. Many of her seamstresses are Ryerson college students or graduates, and joined Jassal on the runway for the finale. Designed and manufactured fully in Canada with a number of appears that includes hand-sewn particulars, the road was influenced by romantic ballads of the ’90s. “With Love is inspired by that feeling you get when you first fall in love; the butterflies and all the rest,” says Jassal. Major ‘moment’ of the night: when the mannequin within the finale look stopped, threw again her veil, after which strode down the runway to huge applause.

Photography courtesy George Pimentel

The final womenswear present of the night, NARCES, delivered all of the assertion attire and robes it’s rapidly turn into identified for. The eveningwear label, based by Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi, focuses on cocktail, bridal and special day clothes, and this newest assortment was full of drama: exaggerated pleats, ruffles and bows on all the things from slinky column attire to pouffy robes. Metallics dominated many of the appears, and eye-popping colors like neon inexperienced and fuchsia pink additionally made an look. The show-stopping remaining look, a white mini costume with an extravagant prepare and bow, got here accessorized with a big floppy hat: a look that wouldn’t be in any respect out of place for a glamorous St Tropez bride.

Photography courtesy George Pimentel

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