Toronto Gets Ready For World MasterCard Fashion Week

Fashion Week

World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto gets started on Monday, October 20th, and in addition to mainstay designers presenting their spring/summer collections, a number of up-and-coming fashionista brands and labels will also be debuting their creations at the biggest fashion event in Canada.

Montreal’s SOIA & KYO are presenting their collection on Thursday, October 23rd at 8pm. This collection continues the Montreal-based brand’s tradition of polished, utilitarian design. “Our newest collection highlights the versatility of SOIA & KYO,” said Ilan Elfassy, creative director of SOIA & KYO, in a press release. “Spring/Summer 2015 is all about the fusion of environments. This collection softens the sometimes-industrial city wardrobe with delicate pastoral qualities, allowing the pieces to transition smoothly between downtown and out-of-town. 

Bustle, Matthew Gallagher, Rudsak, and Pink Tartan will also be on-hand showcasing their newest designs.

New to Toronto’s runways during this season’s events are:

Hayley Elsaesser, who comes following her debut this year at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney. Her fun prints and vibrant palette will be a great way to bring in spring.

RANK by Rani (from Rani Kim) at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week is bringing a new definition of the modern international man  – attention to detail and her minimalist execution are the defining characteristics of her brand, while her fabric pairings stand out.

Som Kong has been fueling a fashion frenzy since his debut at Toronto Men’s Fashion Week – his collections focus on a signifying detail that echoes throughout his pieces, and a little birdie told us that engineered drapes are his inspiration for the upcoming season.

From dressing notables such as Karine Vanasse and Marie-Mai, Quebec City-based designer Rudybois is bringing structure and clean lines to the runway.

Designer Leah Antoinette of Elan & Castor has returned to Toronto after designing through San Francisco, Los Angeles and London. Her luxury knitwear line features hand-knitted pieces, original print designs, and strives to create a balance between raw deconstruction and soft luxury.

World MasterCard Fashion Week runs from October 20-25.

Photo: Soia & Kyo