By Emily Bongelli
Toronto Fashion Week is becoming bigger and bigger with every passing year. With designers from all over Canada flying in to showcase their upcoming lines the Fashion Week tent at David Peacaut Square was busier than ever. Skedline Reporter Emily Bongelli was there on opening night, March 14, to cover the NARCES and Christopher Paunil runway shows.
Mikhael Kale poses for the media with two of the newly debuted looks from his line. Most of his looks included the plastic booty covers which models walked in during the show.
NARCES models receive final touches to their makeup before the show. Maybelline representatives were on hand to apply the models’ runway makeup. Redken was also there to ensure every model had perfect hair before they walked the runway.
Who says models can’t have fun too? These ladies walked in the Mikhael Kale show and were winding down after a long first day at Toronto Fashion Week.
Christopher Paunil rushes in with the last pieces of his collection.
After conducting an interview with CBC, Paunil manages to find enough time to get a little touch up himself before the show.
NARCES by Designer and Creative Director Nikki Wirthensohn Yassemi began their show at 7:00pm with a beautiful evening wear and bridal line. All the models had their hair in a low, neat and tidy bun.
The line featured a variety of evening gowns and dresses with floral, lace and light, flowing fabrics. The colour palate was bold in the beginning of the show with red and bright royal blue gowns but turned into softer tones transitioning into their bridal line.
The bridal portion of NARCES stuck with the style of their evening wear line using similar floral fabrics and a light airy feel.
Christopher Paunil’s show followed NARCES at 8:00pm with a stunning line featuring structured fabrics with a lot of gold and silver details that gave the line a classic, elegant feel.
The structured and elegant feel was also seen in Paunil’s bridal line. The designer began the line with this eye popping pink gown that wowed the crowd.
The line featured pieces in a satin fabric with a lot of structure but still managed to make the dresses flow naturally.
Christopher Paunil walking with Executive Director Chalo Hancock and model Aluad Deng Anei.
That’s a wrap for the opening day of the 2016 Toronto Fashion Week! Skedline will continue to cover Toronto Fashion Week as the week continues.