Toronto Fashion Week: NKPR’s Top SS16 Picks
Another amazing Toronto Fashion Week has come and gone. Taking place once again at its new home in David Pecault Square, the downtown core was a constant buzz of excitement as incredible Canadian talent and Toronto’s finest gathered to debut and take in the Spring Summer 1016 collections.
We rounded up some of our favourite looks from the SS16 runway… Read on!
At just 27 years old, this Alberta-born designer is making waves on the fashion scene. After winning last year’s Mercedes Benz Start-Up Award, Sig Neigum returned to World MasterCard Fashion Week (WMCFW), debuting his Spring Summer 2016 collection on day one at David Pecault Square. The collection, a decided departure from his signature monochromatic aesthetic, incorporated stunning sculptural silhouettes in dramatic blues, military greens, blacks and whites.
Always a favourite at WMCFW, Mikhael Kale’s Spring Summer 2016 collection did not disappoint! From hand-sewn pearls to beaded embellishment and floral embroidery, it was all about the details. High slits and shoulder cutouts added to Kale’s signature wow factor, while slicked back hair and dewy makeup let the clothes take centre stage.
Sisters Parris and Chloe Gordon debuted the Beaufille Spring Summer 2016 collection on day three of WMCFW. The chic and effortless collection had a distinct 70’s feel, from the cropped flares, modern crochet detailing and burnt orange and rich brown hues. Silver cut-out ring details and the use of high-tech materials added a futuristic cool factor to this beautiful debut.
Sears No 99 Wayne Gretzky
Sears Canada put on a show to be remembered, debuting the No 99 Wayne Gretzky collection with Spring Summer 2016 runway show! Developed in partnership with the great one himself, the collection offers a line of elevated casual menswear, inspired by Gretzky’s own modern classic sense of style. Mercerized cottons, cashmeres and merino wool give this collection a luxurious feel, offering men complete looks at affordable prices. Gretzky sat front row with members of his family and the Sears Canada team as they debuted this uniquely Canadian collection – which received the FASHION Magazine Award for Best Styling!
Canadian luxe leather fashion brand RUDSAK unveiled its Waterways Spring Summer 2016 collection at an intimate, offsite show held at Malaparte to close day four of WMCFW. The show unveiled the limited edition Emily Haines signature leather jacket, with zip out clutch, and saw notable guests including Winnie Harlow, Danny Fernandes, Ana Golja, Tessa Virtue and many more in attendance. Inspired by the graceful ebb and flow of water, the collection featured playful splashes of colour, liquid-effect marble prints, fringes full of movement and even swim goggles and caps!
As usual, womenswear designer Stephan Caras wowed with his Spring Summer 2016 FLORÀL collection on the final day of WMCFW. Mixing prints, fabrics and colour, Caras proved that elegant can also be fun! Inspired by the sensuality and delicacy of the blossom, featuring delicate French lace, exaggerated slits and bold geometrical beaded accents, the collection was created for the elegant and sensual modern day woman.
Photos: George Pimentel / Getty Images
Did you catch any shows at WMCFW? Which was your favourite?