WMCFW FW14 Day 1 Recap

Last night World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall Winter 2014 officially kicked off in Toronto. I’m beyond thrilled to be attending a handful of shows again this season. Here’s my Day 1 recap from the shows I saw yesterday evening.

VAWK

Vawk is a luxury ready-to-wear label designed and hand crafted in Canada by Sunny Fong. I had heard a whole lot about this label the past few seasons but had never had the opportunity to attend a show. So tonight was my Vawk baptism.

The show last night was all about black everything but with a touch of silver, shimmer and grey! The collection had the perfect combination of elegance and badass. Though dark and a little “gothic”, this collection can definitely be worn by all types of women. I loved all the long flowing gowns with cutouts and sheer layers. I loved seeing lot’s of black of sequins, open backs and leather. My favorite piece of the collection was the black leather biker jacket with the textured silver sleeves. I can definitely see myself wearing that killer jacket with any one of those dresses!

I loved the variety of girls he picked for the runway especially the inclusion of his older model with an artsy prosthetic leg. Props to him for showing diversity.

It was so nice to see the designer Sunny Fong run down the runway with a huge smile at the end of the show. He seemed to have had as much of a good time as we had.

Finally, if you’re a fan of Sunny’s designs and want to help him out, he’s currently running an IndieGoGo campaign to help cover the costs of his runway show yesterday in addition to starting an online shop and expanding the brand internationally. For more info, go here. Here are some of my favorite looks:

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BEAUFILLE

I had first seen this Canadian womenswear and jewelry brand’s runway show last season and had been absolutely in awe. Designers Chloé and Parris Gordon‘s looks totally appeal to me. I also love that they use the beautiful and so talented Langley Fox as one of their models for their site. Last night’s runway show left me feeling the same way! Every stylish hipster in Toronto was in the room to witness their inspiring FW2014 collection. The show started with a few red pieces – leather pants, textured jackets, long sleeved dresses followed by some sharp red imprimés. The old school hip hop musical background was perfect for this 90s inspired show. I loved that the show went from some super girly skirts and dresses to more tough and edgy detailed pants and structured jackets accompanied by adorned baseball caps. I really appreciated their mix of tailored and flowing pieces. Great jewelry as usual!

One thing that I love most about these girls is their consistency. Though there is evident growth in their designs, their signature look can definitely be seen, which is something that will surely please their fans. All in all, a super wearable collection. I would personally wear the entire collection! Here are some of my favorite pieces:

 

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I unfortunately had to miss Sid Neigum‘s runway show later in the evening but I’ve seen lot’s of great feedback post-show all over social media.

Check back tomorrow for my recap of Day 2!

Have a great Tuesday!

xo

 

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