• Julia Hiltz

Fashion & The 6

Toronto Fashion Week took place from March 14 to March 18 in the David Pecaut Square. This semi-annual event provides a platform for Canadian designers to showcase their work for the world. A range of designers and fashion lines took to the runway to present their Fall/Winter collections during the event. Featuring many runway shows, Toronto Fashion Week provides an opportunity to embrace fashion created in Canada.

With both new and returning designers, Toronto Fashion Week highlighted the very best of Canadian fashion design. The special Select show, which took place on March 15th, was a joint show between House of Knot, Neya Couture, Vandal Goods, and Candace Daniela. Other newcomers to Toronto Fashion Week included designers Ellie Mae and Daniel Christian Tang, along with Canadian brand Picadilly. Returning designers also made their mark on Toronto Fashion Week. The Canadian line Bustle, showcased their new children’s line, Bustle Sprouts, alongside their adult collection. Other returnees included Farley Chatto and Malorie Urbanovitch.

The Mercedes-Benz Start-Up competition winner, UNTTLD, also returned to Toronto during Fashion Week. Designers José Manuel St. Jacques and Simon Bélanger showcased their Fall/Winter collection and during Toronto Fashion Week, also won the Star Wars fashion competition. Outerwear line Mackage, created a winter setting for their show on March 16th. Patrons moved to the neighbouring CBC building, where the fashion line displayed their collection against a backdrop of an igloo, with the runway featuring overhanging icicles.

Toronto Fashion Week showcases both up–and-coming and veteran Canadian designers, providing an opportunity for them to showcase their designs to the world. The week allows for new fashions and trends to be unveiled that all come from Canadian fashion lines.