From ready-to-wear pieces to the avant-garde, World MasterCard Fashion Week featured collections from Canada’s most prominent designers. Ryerson alumni, David Dixon, Sunny Fong (VAWK) and Farley Chatto, all debuted their Fall/Winter 2015 collections.
Inspiration for each collection was drawn from an array of sources: Dixon’s pieces were inspired by Joan of Arc, Fong took a liking to the animated film Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs, while Chatto looked to Russian history.
- David Dixon celebrates 20th anniversary David Dixon celebrated his 20th anniversary with a monochromatic collection. “It’s probably the darkest collection I’ve done in the sense that there really is no colour,” Dixon said to the Star.
- Edgy vibes The collection mixed edginess with femininity. Metal accents added to the edge.
- Dresses galore David Dixon’s collection mainly included ready-to-wear pieces.
- Warrior women The collection was inspired by Roman Catholic saint Joan of Arc.
- The Czar Nicholas collection Rye alum Farley Chatto’s collection, dubbed the Czar Nicholas collection, embodied the essence of Russian history in its garments.
- Paul Mason struts for Chatto Paul Mason walked in Chatto’s show, sporting a much-talked-about fur hat and coat.
- Fur pieces The fur over the bare-chested men was a hit with the audience.
- Something for everyone. Pieces ranged from the extravagantly furred, to ready-to-wear coats.
- VAWK brought the colour Rye alum Sunny Fong’s colourful collection is said to be inspired by the vibrant shades in the animated movie Sunny with a Chance of Meatballs.
- Stacey McKenzie makes an appearance Stacey McKenzie, Toronto-based model and former Canada’s Next Top Model judge, strutted her stuff not only in the VAWK show, but in Chatto’s as well. She recently participated in Mass Exodus at Ryerson as a modelling coach.
- No more TO Fashion Week? Not a problem for Rye fashion students
- Paul Mason: Bigger than the beard
- Ryerson fashion alum David Dixon celebrates 20th anniversary
- Exhibiting lives through the art of fashion design
- Gallery: Mass Exodus showcases Ryerson fashion talent
- Fashion alumnus and designer Farley Chatto returns to Ryerson