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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2015 – Mackage

Elisa Dahan and Eran Elfassy, creative directors of the coveted brand Mackage, are the only team in the world that could possibly make me look forward to winter. The thought of repeating the horrifying freeze Toronto just went through is completely unbearable with one strict exception. I was introduced that one-off miracle at World Mastercard Fashion Week, day 3. The only way to face Jack Frost again is draped in Mackage’s Fall/Winter 2015 line. Whip him away with Mackage’s long leather tassels, melt him with their deep red hues, and cast him out in from behind their dramatic, opulent furs.

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– Nicole Edwards

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2014: Day 3, Mackage

Perfection, thy name is Mackage. What is there to even say? Everything about this show was immaculate. From the moment we entered to a runway covered in pretty fall leaves, each leaf cut out and scattered across the floor, we were hooked. Fast forward through the impeccably layered quilted pieces, urban-chic headphones, and fur lined down jackets (well, no, don’t fast forward through those) – and you arrive at the halftime show. Yes, the halftime show. In the fashion world, apparently that means gorgeous men in baggy, leather one-piece suits sweeping the remnants of autumn off the stage. Lights dim, and then the second act: snow flakes dance on the big screen as the winter edition of Mackage’s 2014 line is debuted. And I want. Every. Piece.

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– Nicole Edwards

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2014: Day 2, Melissa Nepton

As World MasterCard Toronto Fashion week moves in to day two, the designers we have highest expectations for have really begun to give us a sense of what will be trending this Fall/Winter in the world of fashion. Melilissa Nepton kept the industry’s theme going with her collection, though of course, her undeniable fingerprint was on each ensemble. Models donned slicked back, almost wet looking hair that played wonderfully off of the shimmery trend throughout the collection. All-gold-everything is certainly going to ripple throughout the fashion world with Nepton leading the pack through her playfully hued collection. Mellissa Nepton (1 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (2 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (3 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (4 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (5 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (6 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (7 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (8 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (9 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (10 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (11 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (12 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (13 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (14 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (15 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (16 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (17 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (18 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (19 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (20 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (21 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (22 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (23 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (24 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (25 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (26 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (27 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (28 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (29 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (30 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (31 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (32 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (33 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (34 of 36) Mellissa Nepton (36 of 36)Mellissa Nepton (35 of 36)Fashion Weeks across the world have seen the resurgence of the classic sneaker on runways, and Nepton’s cosmopolitan choice to play along will bring the vision to us here in Toronto. Fur accessories were amongst Nepton’s most unique addition to the styling we’ve seen so far, as well as larger than life scarves that make us feel like the collection certainly must have been made with Canadian girls in mind.

– Nicole Edwards

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#WMCFW Fall/Winter 2014: Day 2, David Dixon

 

Toronto fashion staple, David Dixon, surprised the fashion world on day two of World MasterCard Toronto fashion week by presenting a big twist on his signature style. Instead of his highly coveted evening wear for women, Dixon brought us a collection truly truly from the heart. After a beautiful video short featuring people from all walks of life reciting part of the famous Corinthians bible verse on what defines true love, wedding bells sounded and out came a series of wedding looks that rocked the runway.
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– Nicole Edwards

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THE SHOWS: Jaw-Dropping Jeremy Laing

Jeremy Laing closed the two day designer showcase, The shOws, with a beautiful Fall and Winter vision for 2013. The room was absolutely packed for the line’s debut, and with good reason, because the collection truly was a fantastic achievement.

Laing described his collection as, “hard to sew, easy to wear.” He composed pieces with aim of creating something that would flow, be effortless to wear, and still be full of elegance and style. Outfits with monochromatic colour schemes stood out the most, with each different material absorbing the dye differently to create an interesting variance in the same hue. Bright gold was incorporated as well, which worked nicely with the otherwise black and white colour scheme. Laing played with negative space with the patterns he created, the basis of which was inspired by his friend and frequent collaborative partner Vanessa Maltese. Pieces featuring the stripe pattern consistent throughout the line were hand painted by Laing himself, photographed, and tiled to create the finished product. The new line is lively and full of complex construction and design, yet is still approachable, and truly ready to wear. Jeremy Laing was a fitting end to an extremely exciting and successful two days of The Shows. The prestigious event was a great way to celebrate the emerging talent that Canada has to offer the world stage, and exciting preview of what is to come  during World Master Card Toronto Fashion Week.

-Nicole Edwards

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