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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

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Fashion Weeks

Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

 

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections presents 8 Canadian designers for fall 2016

Mel Ashcroft, Brian A. Richards and Dwayne Kennedy are the team behind The Collections, a Toronto-based collective that works with Canadian fashion talent to help them develop their brands and business strategies. This season, they're working with eight Canadian designers who will be presenting their fall 2016 collections at Toronto Fashion Week. Prior to their official runway shows, The Collections staged a sneak preview of the designers' fall 2016 looks at Café Boulud in the Four Seasons Toronto. READ MORE: Proof that the "Gucci Girl" has infiltrated street style

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Christopher Paunil

The look: A super glam silver gown that's red carpet-worthy. "It reminds me of liquid mercury," said designer Christopher Paunil who launched his bridal and ready-to-wear label in 2010. READ MORE: The best of Paris Fashion Week street style

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Sid Neigum

The look: Sid Neigum is fresh off a stint at London Fashion Week where he presented his fall 2016 collection. Here, we got a glimpse of a minimalist look that will no doubt grace the Toronto Fashion Week catwalk along with the designer's signature architectural silhouettes. READ MORE: Our fashion director's guide to surviving fashion month

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Ellie Mae

The look: Designer Ellie Mae is new to the fashion scene, with only one prior collection under her belt. Rather than design a complete ready-to-wear collection, her eponymous line is made up exclusively of outerwear. "[Jackets] have always been my third piece," says Waters. READ MORE: Gigi Hadid's best looks on and off the runway

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Jennifer Torosian

The look: Jennifer Torosian's take on athleisure is polished and playful. She told us that she infused the fall 2016 collection with a more feminine vibe. And, she's launching evening wear exclusively for her Toronto Fashion Week runway show. READ MORE: Celebrity sightings at Paris Fashion Week

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Helder Diego

The look: The duo behind Helder Diego (Helder Aguiar and Diego Fuchs) are passionate about creating lasting statement pieces for the modern woman. For fall 2016, military details were given a romantic treatment. READ MORE: The top trends at Milan Fashion Week fall 2016

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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Daniel Christian Tang

The look: Is wearable art the wave of the future? That's what the trio behind jewellery label Daniel Christian Tang want us to believe. Using 3D printing technology, the team creates intricate rings, earrings and necklaces. The custom body art seen here is part of a series of statement pieces that were inspired by iconic architecture. READ MORE: 7 glorious moments from the Balmain fall 2016 show

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Lisa Guimond Source: Courtesy of The Collections

Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Triarchy

The look: Canadian label Triarchy is reworking vintage denim to give it a custom feel. Expect to see one-of-a-kind designs at Toronto Fashion Week as well as modern looks with a throwback vibe. READ MORE: Say goodbye to your skinny jeans

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Lisa Guimond Source: Courtesy of The Collections

Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS

The Collections: Maram

The look: Egyptian designer Maram Aboul Enein (her eponymous label is based in Montreal but she studied in Paris) has created the ultimate luxurious winter wardrobe. READ MORE: 11 hacks that will get you street style snapped

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Lisa Guimond Source: Courtesy of The Collections
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Toronto Fashion Week gets off to a stylish start with THE COLLECTIONS