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Toronto Fashion Week 2014: The Top Tweets, Street Style & Trends From Day 2

Mar 19, 2014 at 9:13 AM Chime in now

Toronto Fashion Week 2014: The Top Tweets, Street Style & Trends From Day 2

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Headed into Day 2 of World MasterCard Fashion Week, we had some lofty expectations. We had a ton of fun on Day 1 -- the fashions were wonderful, the street style wearable and the energy frenetic. Luckily, the evening's designers did not disappoint.

Thomas Balint showcased some of the most "fall/winter" looks of the night (i.e. darkly hued, more structured looks). His ensembles were almost completely androgynous -- lots of tailored shirts and pants that could be worn by either gender. One touch he added to some of his outfits was a rolled up pant leg, the look exposing the socks of the wearer. (It's a look we love, especially if you show off some brightly patterned or coloured options.)

Then there was Laura Siegel, a long-time favourite of ours. Inspired by what appeared to be hippie chic, the entire line is weekend wearable. The luxurious, oversized scarves will be our accessory when the cold weather hits post-summer; we're also in full support of adding wide-brimmed hats to any ensemble (they're not just for summer picnics or fetes).

Day 2 also showcased the wares of this year's Mercedes-Benz StartUp winners: Matiere Noir and Malorie Urbanovitch. The annual competition helps shine a light on some of Canada's burgeoning design talents. It's an excellent platform and the designs that come out of it are always unique. Noir showed off androgynous gothic looks -- complete with '90s-esque platform boots and dark lipstick, eye makeup and braids. Urbanovitch took a more demure direction and sent perfect-for-work suits, jackets and shift dresses. We particularly loved the way she incorporated fall's must-have crop top into a suit dress.

Melissa Nepton's showing was one of our favourites of the night. After a crazy busy 2013 (she collaborated with Target after winning the Target Emerging Designer Artist award) and the cancellation of Montreal Fashion Week, she opted to show in Toronto, which was lucky for us. Her collection was all things sporty -- which is an aesthetic we can totally get behind. There were quilted shirts, tracksuits and plenty of relaxed pants; all were in keeping with her feminine yet athletic style.

To close out the night -- almost as an ode to the old-school days of fashion weeks when designers sent a couture-dressed bride down the aisle -- David Dixon showcased his debut bridal collection for Kleinfeld (now open at the Queen St. W. Hudson's Bay store in Toronto). Lace and some intricate beading dominated the stage, but some unexpected touches in the dresses' hues (the best dress was a blush pink strapless gown) and forms (bridal pants!) brought down the house.

Check out some of our favourite Twitter musings and street style shots from day 2 of Toronto Fashion Week. And come back tomorrow to see highlights from some of Canada's biggest sartorial heavyweights (who're showing their wares on day 3): Kim Newport-Mimran's Pink Tartan, Joe Fresh and Macakge.


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