On the final day of Toronto Fashion Week Reimagined the energy was still palpable, with models, designers and notable industry guests buzzing about the tent in Yorkville.
First up on the runway on day three was emerging label House of Suri. Designer Leila Zadeh’s debut collection featured a monochromatic palette of pared down separates, which was elegant, streamlined and polished. It may have been Zadeh’s first runway show, but her line is part of Not Just A Label, the world’s leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today’s innovators in contemporary fashion.
Hayley Elsaesser brought the party to the runway with her latest collection titled “Teenage Wasteland.” Models sported nostalgic prints (including 90s flip phones), candy-coloured track suits and futuristic sneakers. Known for her pop art–inspired prints and cacophony of colour, Elsaesser’s whimsical designs have amassed a loyal celebrity following, including Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
Pink Tartan’s president and design director Kimberley Newport-Mimran decided to shake things up this season with her installation-style presentation set against a futuristic video. She also presented fall 2017 in season looks, keeping with the new buy-now-see-now show concept. The chic style vignettes included chunky knits, plenty of sequins and fur, down capes and pretty ruffled blouses.
The day’s festivities continued into the evening with our exclusive screening of Franca: Chaos and Creation for 200 guests, including Mr. Gaultier (our international guest of honour) that was attended by the film’s director Francesco Carrozzini. Mr. Carrozzini’s film provided viewers with an intimate, behind-the-scenes glimpse of his late mother, Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia. Following the film screening, Vogue arts editor Mark Guiducci led an engaging Q&A with Mr. Carrozzini.
Our three-day reimagined festival officially wrapped last night with a closing night party DJ’d by comedy star Russell Peters. The city’s most fashionable and notable guests closed out our final event this season in style.
See you in February 2018!
Photography by George Pimentel