Meyers at midnight
March’s Toronto Fashion Week was filled with lots of late nights, and if you were hardy enough to stay awake on one of its latest, March 19, you could’ve sneaked a peek at designer Jason Meyers’s (www.jasonmeyers.net) fall collection. Presented at Hyde Lounge, the nightime looks included dresses of cinched satin and frocks with lace overlays. Details like fluted tulle hems, shoulder bows and a sketched black-and-white flower print added to the enchanting evening wear.
Leslieville’s favourite gift shop, EyeSpy (1100 Queen East, 416-461-4061), has completed virtual construction on its online boutique. Tell far-flung friends (or west-enders weary of rocketing over the Don) to visit www.eyespygifts.com and click through housewares and stylish goodies from Sukie, Areaware, Jonathan Adler and Dwell Baby. A sale section currently stocks LED digital alarm clocks and a book of George Bush paper dolls.
Gallery openings at the Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8000, $20, stu/srs $17) have quickly filled up the floors of its Crystal addition this year. On Saturday (April 5), the final debut – the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, on the fourth level – takes place. Two-hundred pieces tracing fashion history from 1,000 BC to the modern day represent the museum’s 50,000 fabric artifacts. Look for Dior couture, deconstructed Comme des Garçons and Canadian garments and 19th-century jacquard coverlets.
Zink Magazine (www.zinkmag.com) has launched its first Canadian issue, its cover featuring a model with a maple leaf lipsticked on her kisser. The New York-based fashion glossy’s northern edition includes a roundup of our country’s designers-to-watch and more in-depth profiles on talents like Arthur Mendonça and Izzy Camilleri. When it comes to editorials, the focus is more on Canuck photographers and stylists than local fashion products, but hopefully that will change in future issues, since Canadian designer ad dollars are bulking up the front of the book.