March 26, 2014

WMCFW Toronto Fashion Week - Joe Fresh, Mackage, Line Knitwear & More

Matthew Gallagher

Last week was the World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto, one of the last Fashion weeks to take place. It featured collections for the fall/winter 2014. And though, I am sure you are all (those of you living in Canada at least) tired of even thinking about the winter, don't walk away for today's post just yet. I did not get a chance to go the fashion week this time due to some personal obligations but I definitely did enjoy following it via Twitter, Instagram and online. A lot of the regular fashion week designers were featured this year again and delivered a great show as usual. I have today selected a few that I really enjoyed and would love to share with all of you.
Lets kick off with Matthew Gallagher. I love the clean lines in this collection. It covers two opposite spectrums of colour; it starts with all white pieces then moving into deep shades of green and burgundy, with a touch of black. Every pieces is very well structured and looks really rich. What I also loved about this show is the makeup on the models. They all wore dark lipstick which from afar even looked black. I would love to be able to pull off this makeup look but when I tried, I looked too gothy.
Pink Tartan is one of the most visited shows at the fashion week. And as always, it delivered a great show. Some of the pieces that I especially loved seeing will most likely not make it to the production. The collection was full of very cozy perfect fall/winter pieces such as this oversized scarf and beautiful sweater as well as this tartan ensemble. But how cool are these oversized coats? They definitely brought an element of theatrics to the show.
Pink Tartan

Mackage was full of very lux looking pieces, from tartan dress/coat, to fur trimmed dress, quilted leather jackets, parkas with gorgeous fuschia hues. Earth tones were dominating the collection and there was a lot of fur as well. Each piece was beautifully tailored. The whole collection is very wearable and very suited for Canadian fall and winter. A gorgeous collection all together.

Anu Raina showed a collection of dresses, mostly, which were an ode to our city of Toronto. A lot of pieces had a print of either Toronto skyline, Toronto transit map or just an illustration of the city images. I loved this concept and thought it would be interesting to share with you.
Anu Raina

Laura Siegel is a Toronto-New York based designers, but I had a feeling she is from California due to the laid back feel her collection has. The collection also has some Asian and South American feel to it as well. Earth tones were predominant and every pieces looked so soft and comfortable. I loved every item and wish I could have them all. For such a relaxed collection, tailoring was just impeccable. 
Laura Siegel

Now, what to say about Joe Fresh. Besides being a very wearable brand and very accessible to a regular folk, it is also absolutely gorgeous and fun. I just hope that ALL of the pieces from the collection actually get produced for sale. The colour palette was mostly earth tones and military with a touch of orange and water colours (just check out the two printed dresses shown below!). When you think of fall, these colours and prints come to mind. I may even say, this is one of my favourite collections. It had an urban feel to it, which is very appealing to me as well. A job well done!!

Joe Fresh

Last but not least, is Line Knitwear. I will be honest, I was not familiar with the brand until a few months ago. But seeing this collection, I am definitely their new fan. What better for fall and winter then a luxurious warm knitwear. I particularly loved the pieces in pink/purple hues as well as navy blues. Just how gorgeous is this ankle length navy blue coat? Who knew knitwear can be so hot and fun? A definite must for the next cold (and hopefully short) winter.

Line Knitwear

Hope you had fun checking out my favourites from the Fashion Week. Ciao!

Aleksandra <3

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