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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014: 5 things we loved from Day #5

Elle Canada
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Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014: 5 things we loved from Day #5

mikeald-tfw The striking closing scene at Mikael D's runway show on Friday night. Photos by Michelle Sammut. Thomas Bálint's blurred lines True to his trademark aesthetic, the Toronto-based designer showed a collection in black and grey. Most of the looks that walked the runway were menswear and the women’s looks were menswear inspired. Silky fabrics and cut are what took the basic women’s pieces from masculine to androgynous ease. Each look carried the same vibe as if the tailored blazers, and skinny pants could be worn by either sex. This point was illustrated so beautifully when a male model glided down the runway in a black maxi dress, oversized coat and scarf, blurring the lines between male and female, leaving only understated, unmistakable style that defied gender. - Reem Jazar, editorial intern All about the details Vinicius Lacerda showed a quietly striking selection that played with proportion, print and strategic pops of colour. Many fitted, tailored looks walked the runway, some paired with oversized tops, making literal the already apparent masculine influence. The designer partnered print with bold orange and blues in this mainly white collection. The slicked-back wet hair on the models and no-makeup look that has been popping up on many runways, gave the already edgy collection a raw feel. The showstopper? The finale look, a white, sheer sleeved jumper with blue bottoms and a waist cinched with an oversized bow, the use of this unexpected feminine detail to an otherwise raw minimalist collection was exactly what this collection needed to tie together the fresh and bold pieces. - Reem Jazar, editorial intern Click through to see more things we loved from Day #5 of Toronto Fashion Week… bustle-tfw Models playfully strutting at Bustle Clothing's runway show. Made for the tropics With frightfully cold weather outside, the tropical scene at Bustle Clothing was a welcomed paradise for this west-coaster. The collection was everything I expected from the menswear powerhouse: colourful and a little cheeky. Speaking of cheeky, touristy models with cameras around their necks snapped pictures of the local sights (us snapping pics of them) as they made their way down the runway. – Michelle Sammut, web editorial intern Pearls are a girl’s best friend The father-son designers behind Toronto label Stephan Caras know what women want, even titling their Spring 2014 collection behind such coveted gems: pearls. “We tried to create something new, fluid—just to mimic the pearl,” said designer (son to Stephan) Kyriako Caras, backstage after Friday’s ethereal runway presentation of fluid boudoir-inspired chiffon gowns and all-white resort pieces. As for the woman behind the clothes? “She’s timeless, chic, elegant and always feminine. Always sensual.” –Ava Baccari, web writer Mikael D's grand finale As a fashion show newbie, I was not prepared to handle the sartorial perfection that was Mikael D’s Spring 2014 collection. A smoky room, glossy black runway and laser beam art-installation set the scene for a dramatic showcase of artistry. I wish I could get away with wearing ball gowns to the office because the show-opening dress was the stuff of dreams (lace-like embroidery and a whole lot of tulle). – Michelle Sammut, web editorial intern

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