This year, Toronto Men’s Fashion Week (TOMFW) aimed to stand out against its female competition which is shown at larger global fashion weeks like Paris, New York, Milan and London. College park (444 Yonge st.) played host for three nights to major Canadian designers, retailers, buyers, and fashion moguls.
From celebrities to fashion bloggers, there wasn’t a dry seat in the house. The unique style that was brought to the runway definitely made a lasting impression in Toronto’s fashion industry, giving larger clothing brands more a reason to start catering to both women and men. This year’s shows featured many Canadian designers such as the bold Garrison Bespoke, the heavy detailed Kollar Clothing, and the always dapper Christopher Bates. From crisp tailored suits to edgy streetwear, there was a seriously stylish vibe on the runway this year.
VOCAB was present at one of the final shows on Friday, February 27th, Pedram Karimi. The atmosphere was dark, and the build up was intense. Then, Pedram surprised us with what turned out to be a series of pastel hues, vivid tones and bright contrasting colours. His middle eastern inspired line presented unisex garments (modeled by both genders), and definitely set the crop top bar a lot higher, no longer raising the question of whether or not guys should be allowed to show off their mid drift. The international style proved very interesting to Toronto and lead to a standing ovation for Pedram.
Until next year, TOMFW!