Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fashionable Fusions on Day 5 as Fashion Week Winds Down in Toronto: Style Fusion Reigns as Fashion Week Wraps

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fashionable Fusions on Day 5 as Fashion Week Winds Down in Toronto: Style Fusion Reigns as Fashion Week Wraps

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TORONTO - It was a veritable fashion fusion under the tents at David Pecaut Square as Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week drew to a close on Friday. The fall-winter collections featured on the final day of the semi-annual style showcase featured playful pairings of pretty patterns, intricate fabrics and vibrant colours.

Rad by Rad Hourani: It was a unique homecoming for Montreal-raised Rad Hourani, who marked his first time showing on a Canadian runway with a collection of spare, utilitarian looks.

The Jordan-born designer, who launched his namesake label in Paris, marked the fifth anniversary of his line, with a short black and white film, "Five Years of Rad Hourani."

Bare-faced, androgynous models sporting slicked back 'dos and leather knapsacks took to the runway in the Canadian-made collection comprised mainly of outerwear offerings in black and earthy green shades. The looks largely blended military-inspired touches with unisex silhouettes with some unconventional accents like angular cutouts on necklines and shirt hems.

The richly-textured hooded and collared coats featured ample leather accents, from subtle trims to full-scale sleeves on garments. Rounding out the collection were slim-fit trousers, including sleek leather pants and athletic striping on leggings.

Joeffer Caoc: Joeffer Caoc brought his eye for elegance to sophisticated range of structured separates and dresses as the womenswear designer unveiled his fall-winter collection, dubbed "Remix."

The ultra-feminine collection featured a vibrant mix of contrasting patterns and textures, many of which were layered and worn in tandem. Leather trim and panels were featured on sleeved jersey tops along with fitted, multi-coloured tweed blazers and skirts, while sheer accents trimmed the sleeves and hems of shimmering sequinned tops.

Travis Taddeo: With a palette of "smoky tones" and "hot flashes of red," Travis Taddeo sought to tap into social consciousness with a fall-winter collection stocked with tough, chic looks. …

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