We can't believe that the World Mastercard Fashion Week in Toronto (Fall/Winter) has already been and gone! Even if it seemed short, we've got whiplash from trying to take in all the gorgeous outfits, hair and makeup looks on the runway. We've already narrowed down our top trends from Days 1, 2, 3 and 4, so what did the final Day 5 have in store...?
Hide and peek
Stephan Caras' show had a new take on the sheer panelling trend from last season. His dresses were sexy and sculptured, with the curved panels giving movement and dimension to the pieces. It reminded us of the Vawk runway from Day One where, likewise, the graphic cut-outs were used in an artistic, creative manner.
The Toronto-based fashion line Narces specializes in women's after-five and evening wear. Their collection for Fall 2014 was full of cute dresses, pretty patterns and very wearable looks. We loved this gorgeous red and white dress - the shape means it could be worn anywhere, and the embellishments really make it a classic.
Go with the flow
Matthew Gallagher was born in Canada but educated in Milan, and it really shows in his design aesthetic. Loose, natural-hued fabrics floated down the runway, elegant and effortless. He only showed his debut collection last year, but we're already huge fans - especially of his drapery skills. We now, officially, need a cape in our lives.
Ruffle some feathers
If there's a Canadian designer that's not afraid to take risks, it's Madame Moje. The line describes itself as "fiercely feminine silhouette driven design", and we weren't disappointed for the Fall collection. This red, ruffled, Flamenco-inspired dress with peplum skirt came down the runway with serious drama. Applause!
Now that's what we call a good Fashion Week!