The models are coming! Starting Monday (March 13), Toronto's fashion folks swarm the Liberty Grand to swoon and sneer over Canadian designer offerings for fall 2006. The finale is the Toronto Fashion Incubator's New Labels Competition Show at Hazelton Lanes on March 22. If our sneak peak of the four stylish finalists has you craving a closeup look, snag your own runway-side spot by logging onto www.fashionincubator.com.
Toronto Fashion Incubator resident Michelle Turpin 's Karamea line stitches lux silks and satins into strong Silk Road-inspired silhouettes.
Erin Keatch 's drop-waisted gold dress is a sophisticated step up for her Las Valentias line of embellished skirts and jackets.
Ukraine-born Katya Revenko has already sold a collection at Holt Renfrew's World Design Lab, and the strong/soft mix of her fall Desperately Different look guarantees another season of envious glances for gutsy dressers.
Corsets and subtle sequin detailing amp up Fashion Psychology designers Patrick Larrivée 's and Beryl Bacchus 's combo of colourful plaids and strong brocades.