See Philip Sparks’s spring collection and his new women’s line

See Philip Sparks’s spring collection and his new women’s line

(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani) 

Philip Sparks showed his spring-summer 2011 collection to a packed house at the Burroughes Building at Queen and Bathurst last night (see the slide show of the collection here). Known for his menswear, Sparks debuted his first line of women’s apparel, his response to the hordes of fashionable ladies who have long coveted Sparks’s line of boots, shoes and smartly cut trousers and vests. Preppy was the name of the game—we can see any of these looks on a yacht or at the country club—in blue plaids and buffalo checks. We loved a flouncy navy skirt and the khaki coloured Mac jacket with indigo grosgrain trim. As the evening came to a close and guests lingered over bubbly, models stuffed piles of the free Cromwell and Cruthers shaving oil samples into their bags. It is fashion week, after all. A guy’s got to look his best. Begin slide show >>