Jean-Pierre Braganza returns from London with tuxedos in tow for spring/summer 2013

Jean-Pierre Braganza returns from London with tuxedos in tow for spring/summer 2013

Every year during Rogue Fashion Week, emerging talents and established designers alike opt out of the Toronto Fashion Week melee to show their collections in the days leading up to the official event instead. 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.

Jean-Pierre Braganza

Braganza’s sharp-angled, tailored garments are a mainstay at London Fashion Week; he’s back in Toronto for his hattrick performance at the ShOws (a showcase for Canadian talent that usually previews their collections in London, New York and Paris).

When chatting with PR gal-about-town Suzanne Cohon about tropical vacations, she bragged, “I’m an extreme tuber. I’d throw you off of that tube in seconds.” Meanwhile, the other Suzanne, Ms. Rogers, gabbed with Glen Dixon, and designer Jeremy Laing (who will show his spring/summer 2013 collection tonight) talked about being a new uncle and joked about designing baby clothes.

A series of looks in muted ivory, cream and beige (our fancy way to say varying shades of white) with dashes of crimson, robin’s egg blue and royal blue. Simple dresses and pants were punched up with accents that included reverse mullet styles (i.e. longer in the front than the back), folded details and pop-art stripes of colour.

A tuxedo in cream fabric with touches of black looked like a modern day Greta Garbo ensemble. We also liked a long teal jacket with distinct shoulder pads and the pants—not quite drop crotch—with splashes of print and colour.