Mikhael Kale @ Toronto Fashion Week.

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In a sea of blushes, pinks, creams, whites and silvers Toronto designer Mikhael Kale debuted his S/S15 collection at WMCFashionWeek this afternoon. Every piece had a touch of something sheer, a little skin, some sparkle, plastic detail and a unique construction. It is a futuristic collection that fuses ‘sexy’ with ‘elegant.’ It’s like everything Leeloo from the Fifth Element would wear if she grew up and went to the ball. xo

Rachel Sin @ Toronto Fashion Week.

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Rachel Sin showed her summertime rendition of the modern woman in her show at WMCFashionWeek yesterday afternoon. She is dressing the working woman in a professional, safe and sexy way. I say safe because the cuts and silhouettes have all been shown before and, aside from a pair of fabulous black sequinned trousers, no risks were taken with this collection.  There were 80’s inspired power suits (sans shoulder pads) in primary colours and boldly printed secretary blouses, but the pieces that turned my head were from another era. Here and there a model would strut down the runway in a very 70’s disco-inspired look that had me thinking of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface – one of the most legendary fashion references of all time. The slinky, body-skimming dresses and a very posh onesie were ultra-feminine and made to show off a woman’s frame in a most flattering way. xo

Elan + Castor @ Toronto Fashion Week.

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Toronto designer Leah Antoinette showed Elan + Castor’s new Summer ready-to-wear collection at David Pecaut Square this afternoon for Toronto Fashion Week. The airy knits and custom silks immediately had me dreaming of relaxing on a warm beach this winter somewhere gorgeous down south. It’s rare to see designs that manage comfort, coziness and elegance at once, but Leah has done it. Hand-dyed silks and hand-woven knits are highly covetable on the best of days, but on this cold, rainy afternoon in Toronto these pieces are a special kind of daydream. xo