Toronto Fashion Week runs from October 22 to 26, in a large—and stylishly appointed—tent at David Pecaut Square. We’re posting full galleries from the buzziest runways. It’s time to forget about the chilly weather and imagine what life (or at least fashion) will be like in spring/summer 2013.
The Mercedes-Benz Start Up National Final, featuring designs by Caitlin Power, Christopher Bates, Dreamboat Lucy, DUY, Lauren Bagliore, Malorie Urbanovitch, Nicole Campre and Pure Magnolia
IN A SENTENCE
Mercedes-Benz Start Up is an ongoing project—started by, who else, Mercedes-Benz—that connects young designers with industry insiders in a mentorship program.
The room was as full as we’ve seen it this week (perhaps owing to eight contestants’ worth of friends and family—or perhaps the Mercedes-Benz team beefing up numbers). Fashion magazine editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra,Holt Renfrew’s Barb Atkin,Jeanne Beker, and erstwhile FDCC president Robin Kay were on hand to pick a winner.
We’ll hone in on Duy’s collection here, as he is the big winner. Our favourites are the charcoal grey blazer with slim trousers and the mint green top with a white peplum. And we’ve got to give Duy points for being the most Canadian: his was the only collection with a denim vest.