If you’ll kindly excuse me, I’m running a little behind with this post on Toronto Women’s Fashion week. Sincerest apologies.
I’ve been insanely preoccupied with school.. work… bathing.
You know, mostly trying to fulfill the basic functions of life, all while parading in a pair of highly uncomfortable stiletto boots.
Luckily for me, in the world of Fashion, tardiness is perfectly acceptable. Shout out to Marilyn for waltzing in to one of her own rehearsals three days late. You go girl.
Anyways, please allow me to swoop in and share with you my tardy thoughts about the two shows I attended for this year’s Toronto Women’s Fashion Week (TW) at The Waterworks.
Toronto based fashion designer Shelli Oh debuted her F/W 2017 womenswear collection entitled “La Redécouverte” (The Rediscovery) at the first ever TW Fashion Week. As I watched an array of garments pass me by on the runway, I couldn’t help but get major renaissance vibes! Embellished with sculpted brocades, french lace and hand-sewn feather clusters in wool cashmere, the collection emitted a sense of luxurious femininity, elegance and romance.
The title also perfectly captured the essence of the collection where the designer revisited an iconic era rich in art, which she then transformed into her own modern expression, and delivered an arrangement of unique pieces adorned in hand made detail.
Photos by Che Rosales
As if one blast from the past wasn’t enough, Toronto designer David Dixon brought The SASS and the SAUCE with his 60s inspired F/W 2017 womenswear collection. From prints, to florals, to black on black numbers, David Dixon had me whispering YASSSS and snapping my fingers all throughout. The collection not only showcased an assortment of beautiful looks, but provided us with an empowering experience. The slicked back hair, oversized sun glasses and tasselled earrings channelled the most iconic women in history.
You know what they say:
“Dress like Jackie, act like Audrey and WERQQQ like Marilyn”.
Photos courtesy of Instagram
All in all, I had a boujee ol’ time.
Certainly, looking forward to next year.
If you’re going to have a cash bar… PLEASE have an ATM in the building! I had to walk 15 minutes to the nearest one. That’s 15 minutes out in the cold… That’s 15 minutes with NO beverage. Strictly unheard of.
Here are some pictures I took of the evening