Day 3 – Toronto Fashion Week AW16
We’ve compiled a sizzle reel of the hottest designers that hit the runway at Toronto Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2016 shows at David Pecaut Square. To experience this homage to Canadian fashion, join us at the tents all week on our Twitter and Instagram.
Helder Diego returned to the tents for another triumphant show. Grunge goddesses drenched in molten gold and wild animal prints prowled seductively down the runway. While many designer who revisit the Grunge era traipse into frumpy territory with poorly executed fitting, Helder Diego’s garments draped off the body perfectly! The show-stopping finale liquid gold robe billowed behind the model as the light on the runway followed and shimmered. We are entranced!
David Dixon’s AW16 presentation was majestic in its emotional undertones. The talented designer’s sister passed away suddenly last spring from Ovarian Cancer. “After [her] passing, I found each day more and more difficult to deal with – to speak, create and express myself… I became convinced that the language in which I communicate – that of fashion and design – was silenced and lost forever.” Luckily, the designer found strength, creating an elegant and moving collection from denim that he titled “Gene Collection.” The show came to a powerful conclusion as David Dixon was joined on the runway by survivors of ovarian cancer. As he turned back into the backstage, we glimpsed him brushing tears away from his eyes. We were too! Much love.
Mackage’s off-site show was set in a magical Winter Wonderland! Models stomped out in refined outerwear styled with a distinct street style influence. Woolen capes were layered over tailored puffer coats. Soft woolen scarves were worn under flat brim felted hats. Buttery leather pants and shirts peeked from beneath the luxurious outerwear. After the show, the fun continued. Mackage had delicious individual pizzas and cocktails for all us hard-working fashion folk. Thanks for dinner!
Check out our Day 2 Highlights HERE