Arthur Mendonça was broke, but he’s certainly not broken on the final day of Rogue Fashion Week

Arthur Mendonça was broke, but he’s certainly not broken on the final day of Rogue Fashion Week

Getting a closer look (Image: Jenna Marie Wakani) 

Many things can be time machines  (phone booths, DeLoreans and hot tubs come to mind), but on Friday afternoon at Arthur Mendonça’s back-from-bankruptcy show, the elevators at Trump International Tower did the trick, bringing us to the ninth floor and the 1970s.

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Mendonça, returning to the spotlight after a two-year hiatus, impressed the crowd of society types—as well as designer Jeremy Laing, Fashion TV’s Glen Baxter and Parts and Labour’s Richard Lambert—with a collection of disco-inspired looks that would appeal to any modern Bianca Jagger. Models channelled Studio 54 in slim pantsuits, sparkly minis and silk tunics, styled with oversized hats, sequin turbans and Dean Davidson accessories.

We’re not sure where lion-maned Suzanne Boyd decided to nosh post-show or where Wayne Clark chose to take his entourage of fashion fiends, but we wanted to keep the glamour alive, too, so we followed the show with a very elegant meal at Toronto’s hottest nouvelle fusion bistro, the Eaton Centre food court. Call it a 1970s revival.