THE BRUNETTES started off day five of World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week with a little handshaking and business card swapping with other industry insiders at a speed-networking event, which was organized by Fashion Takes Action and FGI Toronto.
After learning about and making connections with several fascinating fashion entrepreneurs, THE BRUNETTES took in the day’s runway presentations. These included edgier shows from labels TRAVIS TADDEO and UNTTLD, a fairytale-like wedding dress showcase from designer Bruce Dang for Paraezo Couture, ‘Project Runway Canada’s’ winning designer Sunny Fong’s latest wares from his VAWK line, and more commercial shows from EXPRESS and Allistyle. Canadian supermodel Jessica Stam kicked off the EXPRESS show, while Whitney Thompson of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ fame opened for the Allistyle runway.
THE BRUNETTES talked fashion and parties with UNTTLD’s designer duo, José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger, after their stunning Spring/Summer 2013 presentation and posed for a pic with Canada’s fashion authority, Jeanne Beker, after taking in the EXPRESS Spring/Summer 2013 closing show.
But, before the week could officially come to an end there was still the EXPRESS after party to attend. Highlights of the party included food and drink, mingling with models, EXPRESS clothing giveaways from a pop-up shop set up in the venue, and a rocking performance from Dragonette that had the whole room dancing until it was time to hit an offsite after-after party.
Authored by John Ibbitson
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