World Mastercard Fashion Week, the biggest fashion event in Toronto, ended few weeks ago and I miss it already. This breathtaking fashionable event has brought a variety of styles for the new spring/summer 2016 season. The Canadian multiculturalism has a great effect on the fashion industry, there are so many creative and talented Canadian designers which are coming from a different background, which leads to various ranging of styles. With a few common elements that stood out on the runways, I tried to pick the top 6 forecasting trends for the new season. Needless to say that I was so excited to take part of this amazing event and to find out what we are going to wear on Spring- Summer 2016.
See through fabrics:
There is no need to be afraid of showing a hint of skin. One of the dominant element I observed was the peekaboo details such as bold cutout details, lace and see through mesh panels.
Zoran Dobric Showcased an artistic collection with a unique cut-out pieces,that were dominated in his designs. Jacqueline Piron brought luxury and glamour to the catwalk, with delicate mesh details that can easily transition from day to night. Serpent & The Swan presented an electric design with soft sheer and lace details. UNTTLD, a luxury Canadian brand, who won the Mercedes-Benz Start Up contest, combine a see through elements into their femininity and timeless elegance collection.
The best way to welcome the arrival of spring is with floral prints. The Canadian designers gave their interpretation to the spring bloom by experimenting with layers, textures and 3D prints.
Mikhael Kale which known for his attention to details, showcased an handcrafted combination of florals and richly textured fabrics, in shades of pastel green, pink and purple. Preloved created a playful and fun collection with hippie spirit, that included models who wore blooms in their hair and floral prints. Tatsuaki by Dan Liu brought a vibrant floral prints into his magical collection, with crochet and embroidery details, which influenced by his Chinese Japanese heritage. Stephan Caras presented a sexy elegance collection, with lace details and vivid floral prints from head to toe, combine with a feminine silhouettes in the form of crop top and skirts, pants and dresses.
Apparently the 70s fashion that has been around for several seasons, is still going strong for the upcoming spring season. Many designers showcased their interpretation to the wonderful decade, with elements that embrace the bohemian vibe.
Beaufille have shown that suede can be were also in Spring. My favourite piece was vest and trousers in rich brown made by suede. Preloved‘s collection was more hippie-boho with flare jeans and fringe details, that were featured in bags and belts. Hilary MacMillan‘s urban collection inspired by the 70s, with an amazing peacock pattern which made by silk. Pink Tartan introduced a full 70s vibe with retro inspired prints, and beautiful pieces like culottes and ponchos.
Spring Summer season is all about pretty pastel colours and rainbow bright hues.
Golnaz Ashtiani added a touch of innocent sophistication to her collection, with solid colours such as coral and lime green. Tatsuaki’s fantasy collection was dominated by shades as yellow and bubble-gum pink. Narces’s dreamy and romantic collection played with different textures and soft colours, like pastels and lace. The Australia’s newest brand Casper+Pearl showcased a gorgeous flirty details, most of them in shades of light and baby blue.
Black and White:
Black and white are always classy and timeless, but in the upcoming season, it’s seems like almost every designer in WMCFW seeing the world in black and white.
S.P. BADU combined black and white in his masculine futuristic collection. Leinad Beaudet‘s black and white pieces featured in a voluminous fabric which added European elegant feel. Jacqueline Piron presented a number of black and white looks in her luxury collection. The street-wear brand Kollar Clothing also introduced some black and white outfits in their simplicity yet super cool designs.
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I guess Less is more when it comes to fashion in Spring Summer 2016. variety of designers were inspired by the unisex minimalist styles.
Sid Neigum known for his minimal and unconventional designs. His sculptural shapes and his origami details was perfectly combined into his minimalist approach. Ashtiani‘s collection described as a modernistic with clean-cut and minimalist details, made from organza and silk. Sig, the Australian brand that established by designer Kate Anderson, took a casual approach to the collection, with relaxed fit and simple shape lines. Laura Siege‘s clean minimalism line was shown by an easy to wear texture pieces that embrace femininity and softness.
I attended to the Stephan Caras SS 2016 outstanding runway show and luckily I was sitting in the front row, so I had a fantastic opportunity to take these amazing pictures of his collection. Stephan Caras revealed a collection which feature flower prints and black & white combination, which are the key trends for the next season.