L’Oréal Fashion Week – Day 1
Despite the downpour, Torontonians came out in droves for the opening of the Spring 2009 shows at L’Oréal Fashion Week. We ran over to the large tents at Nathan Phillips Square to catch the first show of the season, Alfred Sung’s bridal collection. Beaded accents, satin bows and streamlined silhouettes had us all dreaming of fairy-tale weddings. Signaling the opening of the brand new Studio tent, designer Katya Revenko showcased her Desperately Different line. The all-knit collection featured an array of fabrics – from organic high-tech to UV protective. With soft tones of lavender and aqua, the pieces were flowing, geometric and slightly edgy. Top Canadian model, Taryn Davidson, brought sexy-secretary-meets-Sandra-Dee to life at Pink Tartan. Silk head scarves, scarlet lips and classic structured bags, along with retro halter maillots, leopard-print wrap dresses and sorbet-coloured shifts were pure “glamour girl.” For the more impatient fashionista, Mango showcased its current Fall 2008 collection. The cozy sweaters, flirty dresses and metallic accessories are the must-haves of the moment. Stay tuned as the week unfolds at the tents!
- Kyle Gordon, Assistant Editor, Beauty; Caitlan Moneta, Assistant Editor, Fashion; and Devon Thom, Editorial Intern.
Watch live footage from the Pink Tartan show, courtesy of FASHION magazine!
Image of L’Oréal Fashion Week venue on homepage courtesy of George Pimentel/Wireimage.