TORONTO, ON – On day two of Toronto Fashion Week®, top designers showcased their latest SS/2020 designs at various locations in the heart of Yorkville, including Fashion House, The Hazelton Hotel and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Day two kicked off with a live podcast taping of The Brand Is Female at the Hazelton Hotel, exploring the topic of women who are disrupting fashion with BonLook Founder & CEO Sophie Boulanger. Later on, Fashion Talks™, produced in partnership with CAFA™, welcomed Ron White, Canada’s “Shoeru” who commands a loyal celebrity following with over twenty years of experience designing innovative footwear.
The first runway show of the day showcased Anisha Kumar’s SS/2020 collection of dynamic and beautifully structured pieces with an emphasis on rich colours, traditional fabrics and versatility. Kim Newport made her return to the runway today at Toronto Fashion Week with the debut of her new evening-wear line, entitled the Kim Newport Collection. A modern girl’s guide to glamour, the collection offered relevant, timeless pieces for life’s most special occasions. The line included dresses in an elegant palette of black, white and pink.
RVNG Couture made a grand entrance with a collection of ready-to-wear garments and couture gowns inspired by Rodeo Drive. Each piece in the collection remained true to the brand’s principles of delivering clothing with exemplary craftsmanship, born of a rigorous artisanal process that created the ultimate experience in elegance.
NARCES SS/2020 collection featured a vibrant colour palette of cocktail and evening dresses, jumpsuits and unconventional bridal gowns within tulle, sequin, paillette, and lace fabrics. Inspired by the strength of a female warrior who fights for change, the designer’s signature designs were incorporated throughout the collection by way of high necks, long sleeves and strong shoulders.
The Feral closed the night with a powerful SS/2020 collection, brought about as a direct response to a growing feeling of unease caused by climate change. Dubbed, The Change, the collection relied on a high level of craftsmanship, unique cutting details, multiple pockets and traps with textures and shapes serving as armour against an uncertain future.
The night also featured XPOSED at Yorkville Village’s The Oval, an event which exhibited a photo series titled Icon in the Making, featuring Canadian-born YouTube sensation, actress and model Gigi Gorgeous. The new photo series was shot by world renowned fashion photographer Chris Nicholls featuring art treatments by Lorca and Finley Moore. The XPOSED production displayed a photo series inspired by her journey to becoming her true self.
BonLook Founder & CEO Sophie Boulanger during the live taping of Fashion Talks™. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Donna Bishop with Ron White during the live taping of Fashion Talks™. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Catherine Curtis showcased her SS/2020 collection at Fashion House during Toronto Fashion Week Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Anisha Kumar showcased her SS/2020 collection at Fashion House during Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Hania Kuzbari showcased her SS/2020 collection at The Hazleton Hotel during Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
Kim Newport showcased her SS/2020 collection at The Royal Ontario Museum during Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
RVNG showcased their SS/2020 collection at The Royal Ontario Museum during Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
NARCES showcased their SS/2020 collection at The Royal Ontario Museum during Toronto Fashion Week. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
The Feral showcased their SS/2020 collection at The Royal Ontario Museum during Toronto Fashion Week, utilizing Dr. Martens as the footwear of choice. Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
The captivating looks on the runway were accentuated by makeup from da lish Cosmetics. Hair was courtesy of Redken 5th Avenue NYC and led by Jorge Joao, and nails were done by CND™. As the Official Water Sponsor of Toronto Fashion Week®, FIJI Water kept Canada’s most talented designers, makeup artists, and models, hydrated as they prepared for their respective shows.
The Designer Showroom continued to create buzz at The Lane in Yorkville Village (136 Yorkville Ave), featuring Canadian designers in a consumer-facing market space. From 10 AM – 7 PM daily, the public and Toronto Fashion Week guests have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from designers including Erin Marcus Designs, La Reyna, Lesley Hampton, Christopher Bates, ooobaby, The Brand is Female, ROSÉ Toronto, Hania Kuzbari, BIKO, Clara Lifestyle, Maguire Boutique, Jessica Bedard, Okayok, and ai Toronto Seoul.
Show-goers enjoyed mouth-watering dishes from STYLE PLATE’s participating restaurants and bars, who offered up signature dishes and/or cocktails inspired by designers showcasing at Toronto Fashion Week. STYLE ART continued to paint the community of Yorkville in colourful and eccentric multidisciplinary pieces for day two of Toronto Fashion Week. For more information, visit TFW.TO.
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.