Once again, Toronto Fashion Week is kicking off with The shOws, the two day offsite showcase of emerging designers whose crop includes Kaelen, Antonio Azzuolo, Steven Tai and Bellavance. Bringing yet another level of creativity and progressive apparel, here are some of the very best looks from the four collections that were unveiled this week.
Kaelen Haworth's eponymous label explored the realm of femininity, opting for ample ruffles of pink, peplums and frills. Adding a touch of masculinity, pixelated prints and pant suits were thrown in the mix.
Montreal-born Antonio Azzuolo brought couture tailoring to the table with sharp trenches and fitted jackets. Inky blues and forest greens dominated the collection, while androgynous looking models showed off the occasional patterned knit.
Oxford shoes, long sweaters and midi skirts were the hallmark of Steven Tai’s collection, who has a lab in his London studio solely dedicated to the deconstructing and re-mixing of fabrications to create the woven jacquard and sparkling tweed coats on display.
Nolan Bellavance and Ava Hama of Bellavance finally showed off their anti-uniform aesthetic, taking the runway with garbage bag pleating on dresses, which they transformed into slick and shoddy-no-more garments.
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