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At the Mackage show
1. Heather Marks & Zombie Boy Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan, the brains behind Canadian label Mackage, brought back some homegrown talent to open and close their
Fall/Winter 2012-13 runway presentation. Calgary-native and international super model, Heather Marks, set the tone for the dark and brooding ambiance with her equally powerful strut. After the brigade of mixed leather, wool and fur ensembles the show’s big finale featured the brash swagger of Montreal-born Zombie Boy (recently seen alongside
Lady Gaga in her "Born This Way" video).
2. Dead man walking Stepping in to the Fermenting Cellar in Toronto’s Distillery District (30 min before show time) to see Zombie Boy’s handler leading him down the catwalk during dress rehearsal, shouting: "Sashay! Sashay!" We’re not surprised that the tatted-up Rick Genest (a.k.a. Zombie Boy) who closed the Mackage runway, didn’t sashay.
3. Carnival fare Set in the scene of an underworld circus, bathed in deep blue and purple light, the Mackage carnival was in full force. Pink candy floss, ice cream sandwiches, two-bite caramel apples and mini-corndogs circulated through the fashion crowd
, while hoopers and stilt walkers performed. To see more images from the event keep reading.