Toronto: Day 1

I woke up to a dark, cloudy, and rainy city- at 7:30 am I got slightly confused as to if it was time for me to wake up or not. The rain hid away for the most part of the way, allowing me to roam the streets of Toronto.

Yesterday morning I walked over to this great cafe, Dark Horse Espresso Bar, I had a ham and cheese croissant with a delicious cappuccino! I then made my way to the Bata Shoe Museum- I wish I had more opportunities to come and check our their exhibits. Did a little walking, window shopping, and browsing along the way.

 Last night was the big day many of us had been waiting for, Day 1 of Fashion Week. Although it was the first day I did get to meet some pretty awesome people, but I'm not going to lie flying solo does make things a little more challenging oddly enough. Regardless, I still had a great time! I attempted to take photos during the runway show's but with the lighting and peoples motions they did not turn out. 

This was the first show of World Mastercard Fashion Week, it was truly a beautiful show. His collection represented such elegance, femininity yet still had a touch of edge (I mean have you seen the 3D work on those garments!). The primary colour palette was white, with soft touches of greys and blacks throughout. The detail I enjoyed most about the runway show, was the delicate music that accompanied each look, which was played live on a harp.
Images above were found at Fashion Studio Magazine

I was looking forward to this show for month, & let me tell you it did not disappoint! I hadn't heard much of what Pink Tartan's new upcoming collection was going to be, but I sure am glad we got a glimpse of the 1970's. The music set off the mood, playing some great oldies like Led Zepplin, Iron Butterfly and The Doors. Each piece represented the era with great use of fringe, loud patterns, culottes, high waisted flared trousers, sheet and fur embellished blouses with Juliet sleeves. The mixed colourful patterns stood out in the primary black colour palette. 
Photos above were found at HuffPost Style & CTV News

Mercedes-Benz Start Up
This program is a national platform to discover and support emerging Canadian Designers. The program has now reached it's forth year, they travel from coast to coast to find the rising new Canadian Talents. This year 6 artists from various locations in Canada were showcased, each presenting such beautiful and diverse work. At the end of the show they announced the 2014 winner for the Mercedes-Benz Start Up- which went to Sid Neigum.

 Eliza Faulkner
 Photos above were found at Fashion MagazineMercedes-Benz Start Up- Facebook & HuffPost Style

The day ended with a Joe Fresh bash in the Studio!

Time to get ready for day two.