March 27, 2014 | Tips & Style

Parkers’ favourites from Toronto’s World Mastercard Fashion Week

Whew! Is it just us, or did last week’s World Mastercard Fashion Week feel like a total whirlwind? As you must know by now, we get pretty excited over all the fashion weeks: London, New York, Paris, and so on. So, you can only imagine how excited we get when fashion week descends on Toronto.

We’re well aware that it’s a little funny to be so enthusiastic about a Fall/Winter show when just the week before, we were starting to feel cabin-fever set in, but it just goes to show how incredible the vision of these designers really is. If you can make a Torontonian excited for winter during one of the coldest winters we can remember, you are very talented, indeed!

One of our favorite aspects of the IMG Fashion owned and produced event is the focus on Canadian designers – both the established and the up-and-comers.  In our opinion, who is better to design for the winter months than those who have felt the sincere tension between fashion and not succumbing to hypothermia? We are pretty thrilled that this year, some of our absolute favorite collections came from designers based right here in Toronto. Pink Tartan, Laura Siegel, Beaufille, David Dixon and, of course, Joe Fresh (to name a few) wowed us.

Maybe the cold isn’t so bad, after all.

Here are some of the looks we’re scrambling to find before summer finally gets here and that we are anticipating for later on in the year. From boho to 90’s to bridal, we’re sure there is something for you in here:


Laura Siegel



Pink Tartan






David Dixon, White Label (which, by the way, will soon be available at Hudson’s Bay Queen St.!)


Joe Fresh


You’re already enjoying the long winter a little more, aren’t you? To top it off, here is one of the best looks of the week, courtesy of Sunny Fong of VAWK.  We love how dedicated he is to showcasing women in reality. Ultramarathon runner, Amy Winters, walked the runway with a fantastically bedazzled prosthetic leg and showed all of us that confidence really is the key.

What were your favorite collections? Did you happen to catch any of the runway shows? Tweet us with your feedback: @parkerscleaners


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