Toronto Fashion

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L'Oreal Fashion Week
Fall 2007 Collections

Kick Off Show

Jason Meyers

MONDAY, March 12

Philip Sparks Menswear
Hustle with Bustle Pantages Uniforms
Boutique Le Trou Photo Party @Cheval
Amie Scott Fashions

TUESDAY, March 13

Holt Renfrew Media Cocktail
Boutique Le Trou: A Retail Piece
Don't Tell My Booker Opening Night Party


Tevrow & Chase
Arthur Mendonca
Fashion Nation
Hanes Brands Inc.
Lucien Matis
Andy The-Anh
David Dixon
Zoran Dobric

THURSDAY, March 15

Andrew Majtenyi
Fashion Psychology
Pat McDonagh
Izzy Camilleri
Joeffer Caoc
Pink Tartan

Off the Beat 'n Path feat. Common Cloth, Namoda et al. @ Ukula

Fashion Rocks feat. Dollhouse, FutureState et al. @ Phoenix

FRIDAY, March 16

Thien Le
Kavi Kavi
Saniya Khan
Joe Fresh Style
Greta Constantine

SD+R Show and Afterparty

SATURDAY, March 17

Holt Renfrew Meet the Designers



If you equate “Hanes” with the cotton underwear your mother bought you as a form of birth control, you’re not far off the mark. The Handsbrands show, which includes Dim and Bali, is an exercise in tedium. While there is something to be said for comfy cotton, one is left wondering if lace is an endangered species in Canada. Drowsy eyelids raise a few times for the occasional polka-dot stocking, scalloped edged panty, or racy busty bra in siren turquoise. For the most part, the collection is utilitarian, and while its true that a smooth bra is necessary for the close-fitted knits we all love, is a little ribbon, crystal or embroidery too much to ask?

My great-grandmother once told me that lingerie must be the most beautiful thing a woman puts on, as it is the closest thing to her body. What we wear beneath our clothes is an unseen, secret tribute to oneself. Surely Canadian women are just as worthy of watered silks and finely woven lace as those from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Can’t we have our snuggly Hanes t-shirts, and lingerie as beautiful as the clothes we’ve seen this week?

Liza Zadwazka
photos Christina Pal

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