What better way to celebrate 150 years of this gorgeous country than a showcase of the talented fashion that defines it? The Canada 150 Fashion Show at Toronto’s SS’18 Women’s Fashion Week featured some of the best Canadian designers to truly encapsulate this country’s cultural mosaic.
With an introduction against a flowing Canadian flag, the longest runway on Canada’s longest street paid homage to influential Canadian design. Highlights from Wallo, Peggy Sue, Korhani, Curtis Oland, and Iris Alibali – to name a few, were cast alongside Canuck favourite Roots and showstopper Lesley Hampton.
It was an eclectic mix and well-dressed crowd. A killer soundtrack and bright lights complemented the fierce models making their way down the stage. From a backdrop of Northern Lights to revolving skyscrapers, Indigenous-inspired wraps, the classic Canadian tuxedo, and maple leaf insignia were seen throughout.
Chic fur and warm wool wraps spoke to us as a sleek way to stay warm despite frozen temperatures on the looming horizon. Visible oohing could be heard as a gorgeous husky captured everyone’s attention in scene two – in conjunction with the fur aspect of the show.
Eager onlookers gazed intently at each model sauntering down the runway, commenting, snapping, and posting looks while simultaneously applauding them. There was no shortage of red and white as the show closed with pieces by Izzy Camilleri, Steven Caras, and Joseph Tissoni.
The Canada 150 Fashion Show encompassed the prominent and iconic designers we have right here at home, whether it was in our standard outfits: fur jackets, plaid, and denim, to eye-catching pieces: flowing gowns, capes, a leather flag dress, and oversized puffers.
Dedicated to the Veterans of Canada, this tribute runway presentation promoted fashion and fun, while raising money for a good cause.
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