Psst... it rocked
So can I say bra-fucking-vo to the team at Fashion As A Force ? The Wednesday, September 28, Clothes Your Mouth fashion show at the Social (1100 Queen West) was a complete joy. The beats, the crowd, the models, the production value, the energy and, of course, the indie Canadian designs, so did it for me. Maybe it was because I came for the later show, but seriously, everyone in the room was peaking. And man, did those models work the runway (aka the long bar). Trained as dancers and part of the Hit and Run theatrical firm (hitandrun@rogers. com), they had moves ranging from street-style saunter to ballet fan dance done en pointe. All completely enhanced the clothes. I'm standing. I'm clapping. www.fashionasaforce.ca.
Earlier that night...
I was way, way uptown at the Finishing Touches (3281 Yonge) 30th Anniversary Party, where industry A-listers (including designers Arthur Mendonça and Brian Bailey ) were bountiful, as was the yummy snackage. A big congrats goes out to the great team of women who make Finishing Touches such an amazing Toronto shopping landmark. Lasting for 30 years in any category is outstanding - but even more so when you're moving Canadian womenswear. Ladies, you do it well, and we salute. 416-482-9034, www.ftouches.com.
Location, location, location
Fashion (as I'm sure you already know), is all about change. So what better way to celebrate 10 seasons of L'Oréal Fashion Week (October 17-22), the fashion industry's biggest biannual event, than by changing it up big time and switching the venue from the Liberty Grand to another Exhibition Place stunner, Muzik (15 Saskatchewan, 416-595-9998)? Newly renovated, this circa-1907 horticultural building has retained all of its architectural charm, meaning its gorgeous glass dome and statues, and should work well to accommodate the nation's glitterati. www.lorealfashionweek.ca.