Archive for the ‘Toronto Seen’ Category

We’ve been gushing and salivating over international Fall 2015 designer collections since mid February and now it’s time to focus on our domestic talent. World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto had Canadian designers showing off their stunning  ensembles. As years go on, Canadians designers are making their mark and demonstrating that they can make it on the international scene.

Take for instance, Mikhael Kale’s dreamy, pastel-infused collection or Malorie Urbanovitch’s mixture of fabric and colour. There’s no question that these looks can rank with the best in the world. Pink Tartan debuted a sleek collection with urban undertones, a little leather and plenty to love.

Here are some of our favourite outfits from Toronto Fashion Week!

Mikhael Kale FW2015

Mikhael Kale FW2015

Malorie Urbanovitch FW2015

Malorie Urbanovitch FW2015

Pink Tartan FW2015

Pink Tartan FW2015

Pink Tartan FW2015

Pink Tartan FW2015

Mackage FW2015

Mackage FW2015

David Dixon FW2015

David Dixon FW2015

Toronto Fashion Week Wrap Up

By Diana   |    October 27, 2014 9:00 am    |   Best Dressed, Canadian, Events, Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Toronto Seen, Trend Watch, WMCFW   |    off

Is it just me or does World MasterCard Fashion Week get better season after season? I was so impressed with the spring/summer 2015 collections that I really couldn’t choose which one was my favourite. I loved the fringe fest at Mackage that offered black and white ensembles (many in leather, of course) with splashes of cobalt and vibrant pink. The stellar Narces collection was out of a fairy tale featuring dreamy cocktail dresses and gowns. Pink Tartan took a cue from 1970s glam – think Studio 54 and Jerry Hall. Matthew Gallagher offered original shapes in luxe fabrics. Needless to say, this will be the WMCFW to top. And believe me, we can’t wait until next season.

Here’s a snippet of our favourite looks from WMCFW spring/summer 2015:

Canadian fashion label Narces is synonymous with femininity and glamour. Designer Nikki Wirthensohn is at the helm of the label and creates stunning cocktail dresses and evening wear that has become the go-to for fashionable Canadian women. Narces recently debuted its spring/summer 2015 collection at World MasterCard Fashion Week to rave reviews from media and industry folks. The collection was breathtaking from start to finish. Incorporating luxe fabrics and pastels, Narces’ collection has been one of the best of the week.

From left, The Peacock Parade content manager, Katie Beattie, Narces designer Nikki Wirthensohn, The Peacock Parade co-founder Jan Gandhi backstage at WMCFW

From left: The Peacock Parade content manager, Katie Beattie, Narces designer Nikki Wirthensohn, The Peacock Parade co-founder Jan Gandhi backstage at WMCFW

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

The Peacock Parade caught up with Nikki Wirthensohn after her runway show and here’s what she told us…

Peacock Parade: The Narces woman is…

Nikki Wirthensohn: Someone who likes to have fun, is confident, likes to express themselves with clothing and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

PP: The world needs more…

NW: Glamour! We dress down way too much.

PP: My inspiration for this collection is…

NW: Victorian-era birdcages.

PP: If I could have dinner with anyone in the world it would be…

NW: Quentin Tarantino.

PP: My style is…

NW: So tough to figure out! My mood changes all of the time. I can’t even pick out my clothes the night before because I’m shifting all of the time.

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

PP: If I had more time I would…

NW: Do a lot more painting.

PP: Canadian fashion is…

NW: A lot of designers out there who are trying something new!

PP: My biggest strength is…

NW: Creativity- not only design- but in all areas of life.

PP: The best part of my job is…

NW: Getting to design and be creative, learn and move forward by not having to do the same thing over and over again.

Narces SS2015

Narces SS2015

PP: The best part of WMCFW is…

NW: Everything you have done for the past season comes together at the end- on the runway. You see it move on a person. You see how it photographs.

For those of you who can’t wait to get their hands on a fabulous Narces frock, starting today at 11am The Peacock Parade will hosting a Narces sale with dresses at up to 75% off. How’s that for awesome?

FNO Wrap Up

By Diana   |    September 7, 2012 2:02 pm    |   Events, Fashion News, Sales, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Toronto Seen   |    off

The results are in: Toronto’s first official Fashion’s Night Out was amazing. Countless shoppers flooded malls and boutiques armed with credit cards and a thirst for clothes. Fashion lovers were treated to drinks, special gifts and a chance to hob-nob with socialites and celebrities.

The Peacock Parade was involved in the MasterCard Stylicity event at Hazelton Lanes in posh Yorkville. Check out some photos from Twitter to see just how Toronto’s Fashion Night Out went.  

The lovely Peacock Parade founders and FNO models

The lovely Peacock Parade founders and FNO models

FNO model wearing Kara Ross necklace available on The Peacock Parade

Online shopping!

FNO models with fashion guru, Jeanne Beker

For those who couldn’t make it out, don’t forget to visit The Peacock Parade for official FNO merchandise and an exclusive sale featuring Kara Ross still available now.

LG Fashion Week Seen – Part 3

By Diana   |    April 7, 2011 12:44 am    |   The Peacock Parade Blog, Toronto Seen   |    off

A final look at the style highlights from LG Fashion Week…

Barbie and Ken - wearing Greta Constantine

Jillian Zrihen - dressed by Style Exchange; Talia Brown - wearing dress by Marni, black Miu Miu shoes and Hermès bracelet

Our favourite men (ahem, models!) of the Glenn Gallaghan - wearing Cheap Monday jeans, Converse shoes, vintage t-shirt and Aquascutum trench; Jano Badovinac - wearing vintage Ralph Lauren cords and Army Surplus peacoat

Karolina Tamaszewska - wearing Opening Ceremony shirt and Jeffrey Campbell shoes; Chelsea Netson - wearing Cheap Monday shirt and Jeffrey Campbell shoes

Karolina Tamaszewska - wearing Jeffrey Campbell shoes

Olympic gold medallists, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - On Tessa: ALC dress, On Scott: Hugo Boss

Amanda Lew Kee - wearing her own design and Sam Edelman shoes

Dawn Lam - wearing Urban Outfitters t-shirt, vintage skirt and Sam Edelman shoes

Alima Meyboom - wearing H&M jacket, Holt Renfrew leggings and vintage Dior bracelets

The Peacock Parade blogger, Diana Cina - wearing Wolford tights and Chloé shoes

Brie Reid - wearing her own design

Photos courtesy of Monique Wiendels.