And so it begins; Toronto's slightly pathetic excuse for a fashion week. Later today I'll be reporting from Denis Gagnon, Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh, Chloe Comme Parris, and BUSTLE. In the meantime, here's a sneak peak of what Denis Gagnon will be showing on the runway today from his trunk show with Dandi Maestre last weekend.
The collection was a wonderful array of textures ranging from fur to mesh to leather. Exposed zippers and smartly placed toggles created a more detailed approach to the minimal, structural pieces. The most appealing feature of the collection was the heavy fleece lining in most of the jackets and vests; the result was beautifully crafted clothing conducive to the climate of Canada, something seldom considered by international designers. Dandi Maestre's chunky necklaces, complete with wood, antler and horn accents, added an extra textural layer to the looks, complimenting the collection perfectly.
What I Wore
Vest and sheer black button up: Vintage, Graphic long-sleeve: H+M, Jeans: Acne, Crystal Necklace: Nouvelle Nouvelle, Shoes: ALDO
What I Saw
Make sure you keep this just between Shoe and I.