Toronto Fashion Week, Spring 2012: The trends

Oct 17 2011 by
Categories : Fashion

6 best trends (so far)

"Rouge Fashion Week" (definitely the new tag line for the pre-
LG shows) has come to a glorious close and what a week it was. We had many highs (a second season of shows at the super-swish Ritz Carlton) and a few lows (waiting over an hour for the
Greta Constantine) but all in all, it was an exciting four days celebrating Canadian fashion. So, what will our closets be coveting this spring season? Here, our top six trends:

The Jersey Dress We love the effortlessness of this quintessential fabric; plus the muted grey tone is just as easy to wear. Props go to the wicked fingerless leather gloves. So hot they’re cool.

Florals Lucian Matis’s embellished floral dress is the antithesis of Greta Constantine’s minimalist sheath, but spring can’t possibly be embraced without a nod to the season’s prettiest ambassador.  Not as wearable, no, but can you imagine showing up to a wedding garden reception in this supremely girly confection? We can — and likely will.

Sheer Sheer fabrics continue to dominate the runways, red carpets and now, our collective hearts.
Calla Haynes‘s lemon shirt-dress (above) is so peek-a-boo chic; perfect for a modern day girl about town.


The Cut-Out Dress

An edgy, yet sophisticated look is what many women aspire towards (am I right?), so Braganza‘s hexagonal cut-out dress is the perfect wardrobe pick. The cream colour and cut at the knee is office-appropriate, but the flashes of skin is all attitude. What’s not to love?



The White Suit A total tweak on an otherwise been there, done that trend.
Todd Lynn‘s use of metallic inserts in the pockets and punk-inspired pin trellis on the shoulders adds a decidedly rock-star edge.

Black ‘n White A bit geek-chic for sure, but this classic colour combo with a sporty silhouette is a perfect rebellion to spring’s over-the-top colour stories and super-feminine cuts. (As for the white socks and sneakers … we’ll take a pass.)
What look above is your favourite? For more coverage on
Toronto Fashion Week, catch up on the
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Categories: Fashion