Toronto Fashion Week is the design event that stops people in their tracks. Photo By Jenna Wakani
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After six days under the Fashion Week tent at Nathan Phillips Square, we're more excited than ever about the momentum of Canadian fashion. Our designers packed the main catwalk room and the new Studio salon show after show. Attendance is one thing, but watching the audience shop the runway for harem pants, sleeveless blazers and ethereal frocks (all spring 2009 trends) is a sign of how far Fashion Week has come.
Evan Biddell's oversized eyelet jumpsuit (pictured) isn't the most practical thing on the rack, but who gives a fuck (certainly not the bratty designer). It's the look of the season, and someone brazen will work it good (we think Kealan Sullivan from 69 Vintage and Fritz Helder & the Phantom's Pastel Supernova should have a walk-off for first dibs).
Joeffer Caoc's controlled and contemporary Nude collection, Nada's powerful warrior goddess gowns and the playful and punk Damzels in This Dress/Playdead Cult pairing prove style is in the mix and Fashion Week knows how to shake things up.