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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?

More From World MasterCard Fashion Week Fall 2014

By Diana   |    March 20, 2014 11:17 pm    |   Events, Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, WMCFW   |    off

Day 4 of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto has come to a close and only one day remains. The collections showcased so far have stayed consistently strong. Canadian designers are pushing themselves to get creative, take note of trends and offer top quality.

Heavy hitters like Joe Fresh and Pink Tartan gave us their classic preppy-with-an-edge styles.

Pink Tartan FW2014

Pink Tartan FW2014

David Dixon displayed his knack for evening and occasion wear. Soft hues and cascading peplums dominated his collection.

David Dixon FW2014

David Dixon FW2014

Designers like Melissa Nepton and Mackage offered lots o’ leather. Mackage offered modern boho looks, reminiscent of Ralph Lauren, while Melissa Nepton played with mixed fabrics.

Melissa Nepton FW2014

Melissa Nepton FW2014

Mackage FW2014

Mackage FW2014

More From Toronto Fashion Week Spring 2014

By Diana   |    October 25, 2013 10:30 pm    |   Events, Fashion News, Style, The Peacock Parade Blog, Trend Watch, WMCFW   |    off

The week has gone by quickly, but in a short time span we’ve seen a bevy of looks from Canada’s finest fashion designers. It really goes to show you that buying Canadian-made products is a must if we want success for homegrown talent. I encourage you all to opt for Canuck items; you’ll look sharp and be doing something great for the country!

Over the second half of the week, fashion gawkers saw the likes of Joe Fresh, Caitlin Power, Bustle and Mackage. Each brand had their own take on spring. Here are some of the styles you should be donning when spring hits.

From Caitlin Power:  bold blocking and pops of colour.

Caitlin Power SS2014

Caitlin Power SS2014

From Narces: pretty frocks with feminine prints.

Narces SS2014

Narces SS2014

From Mackage: wearable classics in neutral shades and lots of leather.

Mackage SS2014

Mackage SS2014

From Soia & Kyo: urban preppy with a hint of safari

Soia & Kyo SS2014

Soia & Kyo SS2014

From Target: chic, affordable and classic…oh and supermodel Erin Wasson!

Target SS2014

Target SS2014