Toronto Fashion Week® x RE\SET™ Day Two
Wednesday, February 6 Recap
Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Night two featured talent including Thomas Bàlint, Lesley Hampton, Zoran Dobric, Pedram Karimi + Process Visual + One Undone and ROCK ‘N KARMA
TORONTO, ON – Day Two of Toronto Fashion Week® x RE\SET™ saw some of the nation’s top designers showcase their latest FW2019 collections at the Fashion Environment and Gardiner Museum.
Montreal-based ELAMA x The House of Brand owned the runway at Style Night and showcased some of its distinct designs, blending modern elegance with irresistible vintage flair, styled by Sammie the Stylist. Bringing in the hottest drag queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Kimora Blac and Gia Gunn, closed out the presentation wearing the ELAMA Bubble Vest, Emma Headband and The House of Brand Gucci accessories. All designs featured on the runway are available at the ELAMA x The House of Brand pop-up at Yorkville Village until end of February (55 Avenue Rd., second level).
Fashion Talks™ host, Donna Bishop kicked off the evening with internationally-acclaimed designer David Dixon who spoke to guests about his latest collection Bübl x DAVID DIXON and its unique source of inspiration, bringing awareness to the two million Canadians suffering from osteoporosis.
Following the intimate discussion, Thomas Bàlint showcased his latest collection in the Fashion Environment. Guests were then invited to the Gardiner Museum to take in the rest of the designer presentations. With an entirely Indigenous cast, Lesley Hampton’s collection explored indigeneity and identity. Zoran Dobric and Pedram Karimi + Process Visual + One Undone sent models down the run with their latest pieces, while ROCK ‘N KARMA ended off the night with a live rock n’ roll performance and edgy collection.
beautyBOUTIQUE™ by Shoppers Drug Mart, under the lead of P1M artist Simone Otis, created makeup looks to accompany each designer’s looks, while Jorge Joao of Redken 5th Avenue NYC led hair designs for each show.
The Toronto Fashion Week® x RE\SET™ Showroom continued today in the Fashion Environment (136 Yorkville Ave.). Open from 11 AM – 10 PM daily, the public and event guests can meet and shop directly from designers including Hilary MacMillan, Jessica Bedard, Lesley Hampton, Pedram Karimi & Process Visuals and more.
In partnership with Winterlicious, STYLE PLATE returned, hosting a panel discussion atThe Hazelton Hotel. Style Plate: Food – The New Fashion saw Chef Mark McEwenand Toronto Life magazine publisher Ken Hunt explore the synergies between food and fashion, style and creativity.
Toronto Fashion Week® x RE\SET™ is made possible with the support of its sponsors:
The Hazelton Hotel
beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart
Redken 5th Avenue NYC
Her Majesty’s Pleasure x CND
Artscape Daniel’s LaunchPad
ABOUT TORONTO FASHION WEEK®
Toronto Fashion Week®, an event showcasing fashion, art, music and culture takes place in Yorkville, Toronto’s revitalized and most prestigious luxury retail neighbourhood. The bi-annual event hosts national and international designers, entertainers and the fashion community to create a touchpoint where fashion is embraced and celebrated. As the leading fashion event in Canada, Toronto Fashion Week creates a catalyst for media engagement, retail activity and global connectivity.
The founding partners are Yorkville Village, The Hazelton Hotel, Freed Developments and Hill & Gertner – an ownership group comprised of several of the country’s top companies in real estate, development and luxury hospitality.
In February 2017, THE COLLECTIONS™ launched RE\SET™ a platform offering designers an opportunity to present their collections direct to consumer and the industry. RE\SET™ currently takes place bi-annually in September and February (prior to New York Fashion Week) and is in partnership with the official Toronto Fashion Week located in Yorkville. RE\SET™ provides designers with a variety of presentation formats including:
traditional runway, static presentations, a designer showroom model and has cumulatively featured over 100 participating designers.