By Christopher Mello
Twice a year we Torontonians of the fashion fiends gather ourselves at the emissive white tent of WMCFW, located at the David Pecaut Square, celebrating the designers collections, displayed on the runway, producing a pulsing sensation through our bodies, as the lights dim down and the bass begins to quiver in your blood. We each attempt to diversify ourselves through the manner of how we dress, some more extravagant then others, with bold daring statements, while others keep the traditional motto of “simple is sometimes more”. Street style, has become one of the most popular must dues in the fashion industry now, in order to get yourself noticed, you need to be spotted by the photographers that flock to you, like kids flock to ice cream trucks in summer. Key spotted trends found at the Toronto 2014 Spring fashion week consist of bold standout colours, fur detailing, layering and the return of cheetah print.
Daring for men, or daring in general, the casual neutral tone for men, is a thing of the past, as men now play with highlighted colours like yellows, oranges and blues making them a hard target to miss amongst the crowd, while of course the women are not to far behind, but we have seen them do colour plenty of times.
As much as we hate to admit it, we love the luxuriousness and warmth of fur, some drift more towards safe practices of having synthetic fibers replicating the effect of fur, but you cant ever fake such a thing, especially by touch. The jackets, coats, and trim detailing are back in session, as the cold front begins to pass above our city.
Yummy mummies are no longer the only gals, allowed to wear cheetah printed apparel objects. We find women of all age ranks and sizes, now strutting the once dominated print by the lavish lifestyle, as now a common statement piece, whether it be a coat, shoe layering or funky nail polish, its become a hit trend, that doesn’t seem like it shall be dying out anytime soon.