By Emily Bongelli
Day two of Toronto Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday March 15, 2016 with eight unique shows throughout the afternoon and evening. Skedline was able to gain access to shows for Ellie Mae, SELECT, Natalie Urbanovitch, WRKDEPT, and Bustle. Here is a sneak peak of some of the pieces in the designer lines, all of which were made in Canada. Take a look!
Ellie Mae premiered her line of designer winter jackets at 4:00pm on Tuesday. The line featured many tailored jackets at various lengths. The main choice of fabric used in this line was tweed which can be seen in many of her pieces.
After the final walk of her line, Ellie Mae came out to greet attendees with an adorable little French Bulldog.
House of Knots brought knitting to the runway in a very high fashion way. With jumpsuits, dresses and jackets made of yarn the line took a fabric somewhat foreign to the runway and made it high fashion.
Candace Daniela was the second designer to be featured in the SELECT showcase. Her line featured an array of winter outerwear with fur embellishments as well as many tailored jackets.
Candace Daniela came out to greet the crowd and someone from the front row popped up and congratulated her with a bouquet of flowers.
Vandal was third on the SELECT docket. Their line was a reflection of the lines name. With lots of layers and mostly black with one ensemble in a metallic lilac one can only assume that people who consider themselves as vandals would be seen wearing this line.
Neya was the final line to be featured in the lengthily SELECT show. The line had a distinct international feel with middle eastern and Asian influences.
The designer greeted the crowd in a floor length, black, loose fitted dress complete with a hood.
Malorie Urbanovitch began her show with dark, ominous blue lighting. The blue background was seen throughout the entire show and reflected onto the white runway. Her show was one of the most anticipated of the night and brought a large audience. Her pieces were flowing with natural movement and earthy neutral tones.
Directly after the Malorie Urbanovitch show, outside the runway WRKDEPT had set up their environment presentation. Throughout the half an hour showcase designs were switched and models had their jackets turned inside out and put back on again.
Bustle was the last show Skedline had the pleasure of covering on Tuesday. The line featured sporty looks designed by fashion power couple Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow and even featured their two children modelling for their kids line, Bustle Sprouts. The line had a sporty yet professional feel and featured pieces like tailored jackets all the way to sports bags.
The couple bounded out onto the runway after their show. Clearly happy, Hewson and Promislow were smiling from ear to ear.
That wraps up our day two coverage of Toronto Fashion Week. Look out for more fashion week coverage as the week goes on.