Today is the last day of World MasterCard Toronto Fashion Week, the most important fashion event in our city. The most prominent Canadian fashion designers showcased their new spring-summer collections for 2014 at David Pecaut Square in over 30 fashion shows during 5 days (from Monday October 21st to Friday October 25th), whereas Fashion Saturday (Spring 2014 Runway Trend Presentations) is taking place today, the last day of Toronto Fashion Week. Among this season’s participants were Pink Tartan, David Dixon, Christopher Bates, Klaxon Howl, Triarchy, Mackage, Joe Fresh, Target, Whitney Linen, Caitlin Power, and other designers.
Menswear designer Christopher Bates’ show took place on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 4 PM. Initially the show was scheduled for the Studio, however, following some last minute changes, it took place on the main runway. Christopher Bates started his show with a short film, written and produced by him, as an avant-premiere for his collection. Spring-Summer 2014 collection by Christopher Bates is called “The Riviera” and is inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Some of the statement designs by Christopher Bates are brought back in this collection, like the white tuxedo or the kiss shirt, but this season a new signature shirt is introduced - the flower shirt (photo #9 in the slideshow), which, something tells me, will become very popular among the fashionable guys from Toronto. It's my favorite piece of this collection and if I were a man, I would definitely wear it!