May 09, 2022 at 08:49PM
At Fashion Art Toronto — the city’s longest-running fashion week — the message was clear: fortune and fashion favour the bold. What does that look like exactly? Think oversized and deconstructed puffers, gender-bending wedding dresses, athletic-looking corsets, men in scantily clad thongs and bold, monochromatic colours. Now, even if this isn’t necessarily your aesthetic, to be immersed in fun and fearless runway looks was truly a joyful experience. You could taste the blood, sweat and tears that these Toronto designers have poured into their work, and their excitement at being back to IRL events was palpable. Not to mention, it’s always great to be reminded of just how much talent there is in Canada, with special shoutouts to Charles Lu (from Netflix’s Next in Fashion) and Mic Carter for creating the two must-see collections of the week.
In case you missed the event or are just looking for some #OTT fashion inspo, we’ve rounded up our favourite looks from Fashion Art Toronto 2022.