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TFW Fall 2014: Let's hear it for the boys at Christopher Bates, Outclass and Klaxon Howl

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TFW Fall 2014: Let's hear it for the boys at Christopher Bates, Outclass and Klaxon Howl

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A look from the Fall 2014 runway at Outclass on Wednesday.

Day three at World MasterCard Fashion Week highlighted some of the most interesting collections in Canadian menswear. Starting with Christopher Bates, who opened his runway presentation with a short film, a sea of well-bearded models charged down the runway in merino wool knit sweaters, pressed shirts sealed with a kiss on the collar (Bates's trademark insignia) and most notably, lamb leather pants, all inspired by Oscar Wilde's titular character in The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was a thoughtful showcase of well-groomed masculinity meets European luxury for the menswear designer's ninth collection. Click to see more of the menswear looks from Day 3 at World MasterCard Fashion Week! christopher-bates-tfw The closing look--a shiny tux--at Christopher Bates's Fall 2014 runway presentation on Wednesday. Over at Outclass, which made its runway debut at World MasterCard Fashion Week, Toronto designer Matteo Sgaramella showcased an outdoorsy-inspired collection of plaid shirts, cuffed jeans, varsity jackets and tweed trousers--all with a distinct hiphop flavour. klaxon-tfw

A look from Klaxon Howl's Fall 2014 studio presentation.

We titled the above look at Klaxon Howl "Parisan paper boy chic". This season, designer Matt Robinson let the graphic lines and architecture of the 20th century Constructivist art movement guide his Fall 2014 collection. READ MORE: TFW Fall 2014: ELLE Canada cover girls at Mélissa Nepton TFW Fall 2014: A strong showing from Mercedes-Benz Start Up winners Malorie Urbanovitch & Matière Noire TFW Fall 2014: Your complete calendar of events
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TFW Fall 2014: Let's hear it for the boys at Christopher Bates, Outclass and Klaxon Howl