Sadly, Toronto Women's Fashion Week (TWFW) is approaching its end, but don't worry we are here to provide a recap and help you relive what transpired throughout the talent-filled week - from the most talked about runway shows to the presence of prominent figures of the Canadian fashion industry. Despite the limited schedule, the event this year was definitely a milestone, as it surprised both fashion enthusiasts and the general public with a couple of big events including WomensFashion4Hope and Canada 150 Style Collection as well as some debuting local brands. Toronto Women's Fashion Week is set to officially turn off its spotlight on Saturday with a "behind the seams" event on Sage Paul's Setsune Indigenous Incubator, promoting the development and creation works of female indigenous artists.
The highlight of the first day was Michael Zoffranieri's anticipated ZOFF Bridal and Spring 2018 Collection titled "Fuoco Dentro" or "Fire Within". According to Zoffranieri, the collection is a direct reflection of his burning passion as well as his "moments of dark thoughts and anxiety that inspire beauty and creativity." The line primarily consisted of flashy, sequinned dresses, both long and short. Zoffranieri is a Mississauga-grown alumnus of Ryerson's renowned school of fashion.
Canadian celebrities and athletes graced the Toronto Women's Fashion Week runway on the second day as the awaited WomensFashion4Hope took place. The event was a charitable initiative to raise funds for Kol's Hope Foundation for Children to help provide disabled kids with wheelchairs and other necessary equipment. Notable figures such as Ann Pirvu and Penny Oleksiak were seen in the event.
The third day included the "better late than never" fashion celebration of Canada's confederation. Canada 150 Fashion encompassed 150 pieces that were a reflection of Canadian fashion and evolving culture in the past 150 years. Key features of the celebratory line included signature maple leaf and tribal printed fall and winter pieces as well as statement party dresses.
By: Franz Tabora