A look from Adrian Wu. Image courtesy of Jenna Marie Wakani.

Time to occupy “I was inspired by the Occupy Toronto protesters,” Adrian Wu said backstage before his fall show. The designer, who was resplendent in five-inch platform shoes, a skinny tie and green velvet pants, painstakingly examined each garment as we chatted. “It’s my way of saying, ‘Let’s talk about the issues,’” Wu explained of his collection, which featured
V for Vendetta masks paired with OTT polka-dot gowns.
One to watch Laura Siegel’s boho-glam Fall/Winter 2012 collection proved she is one of the freshest designers to emerge from
Toronto Fashion Week. We loved the nomadic vibe of Siegel’s collection, which featured an earth tone colour palette, wool eternity scarves, washed leather rucksacks, and a host of stunning and unique prints. This talent is certainly one to watch.