Toronto held its L’Oreal Fashion Week (March 17th-22th) last week, which finished on Saturday. Although Spring does not feel like its arrived here yet, the fashion industry is always seasons ahead. Therefore, its a little unnerving to view Fall’s collection when all I feel like doing is shedding all the extra layers of clothing and begin wearing Spring clothing. But like any fashionista one must always be prepared for future seasons.
“Well hello…I’m late to the party am I?” well some of us have to work & can’t attend Toronto’s Fashion Week, boo!hoo! And of course no invites for me, however, there are a few events open to the public. If you can’t be there physically there’s no better way to see a few collections via the Internet. Toronto’s L’Oreal Fashion Week runs from October 20-25, showcasing some of Canada’s finest fashion designers and there was a show from Spanish fashion-chain stores Mango, featuring Penelope Cruz’s sister Monica Cruz’s collection (I wouldn’t go as far & say Monica Cruz is a designer but the Cruz sisters have influenced the latest seasons at Mango and have worked with their in-house design team).
One of the shows that I was excited to see (online of course) was Pink Tartan’s Spring ’09 collection, which had a 60’s glam vibe. Loving the return to glam!
Check out a few images, enjoy!
P.S-Just want to add (by no means am I a professional stylist or claim to be but I do love fashion & hey that’s why I have my blog) I’m not feeling the styling of these outfits. I love the pieces & grasp the 60’s vibe but something is off…First, I love the look of these shoes BUT do think that there could’ve been a better choice. My choice would’ve been a rounded-toe, patent leather, nude platform heel. Lastly, either a skinny or wide belt would’ve looked great on any of these outfits. Of course anyone has their own interpretation of what eventually their desired look is.
(PinkTartan, Spring’09 images from CTV.ca)
And for a glimpse of Mango’s show:
Featured at L’Oreal’s Fashion week is one of my favourite Canadian outterwear and leather goods company, Rudsak. Established in 1994 by Evik Asatoorian, Rudsak has has a somewhat quiet start, atleast in the mainstream market. However, recently with its launch of stores in shopping centres such as; Sherway Gardens, two new opening’s in Promenade Mall and Bayview Village, Rudsak will be a must stop store for outterwear and leather accesories.
“The goal at RUDSAK is to offer our customers modern, streamlined fashion with a timeless approach to dressing’, says Evik. ‘We are not in the business of dictating looks, but rather enhancing one’s own unique sense of style.”
One of my must-buy’s for Fall is the above coat in grey (not black)…loving it!
images from L’Oreal Fashion Week, George Pimental Photograpy www.wireimages.com
Photo team: George Pimental, Arthur Mola, Leonard Adam, Talia Shipman, Jazz Dang, Deryck Lewis, Edgar Moreno
An honorable mention to the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s, The Heart Truth. A campaign to raise awarness of the risk of heart & stroke in women. L’oreal’s Fashion week brought awarness to this campaign by showcasing a fashion show.
Canadian Fashion Designers were asked to design and create a Red Dress, which would serve to capture each models indivisual style. Models were picked from the entertainment fields such as television, film, and music. Models included: Jeanne Beker, Robin Kay, Sandie Rinaldo, and many more.
Credits to George Pimental Photograpy