Friday, October 24, 2014


By Lynda Castonguay

WMCFW - Day 3

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Rachel Sin

Who: Rachel Sin is no one trick pony. She has a Master’s degree in Architecture; a profession of precision that only strengthens her ability in fashion.

What: She showed both her F/W 2014 and S/S 2015 collections.

#RSWORK: Office appropriate, colour blocking in royal blue, white, camel and burgundy, pockets on dresses, slimming black side panels, stylized yokes, buttoned up work shirts, pussy boy heart print blouses, exposed zippers, wide necklines, sheer striping, and head to toe ponte.

#RSPLAY: Jersey knits in pale turquoise, canary yellow and white, rich red and forest green floral print, garden screening, sheath dresses, thin straps, cowled necks, open backs, and dropped waists and shoulder seams.

Why: For the urban get setter who goes from work to play to meetings to travel - because a woman should not have to sacrifice style because of a busy schedule. Fall/Winter was commanding yet relaxed, it was office chic and dinner ready. Spring/Summer was flirty and bright, lady like yet saucy. It was the Rachel Sin woman letting her hair down on her spare time. 

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images


Who: Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan are the internationally known design duo behind this contemporary outerwear label. For Mackage, a jacket or coat is easily the entire outfit; which is why every one they design is ferociously on point.

What: A line up of separates in khaki, nude, black, white, pink, canary yellow and royal blue; fringed leather skirts, motto jackets with elbow patches, armadillo knees, asymmetrical bird cage leather skirts, modern varsity jackets, large lapels, metal findings, exposed zippers, and layering.

Why: A strong collection that embodied the thrill of our fast paced city. It captured the strict strength it takes to survive it, the functionality needed in our every day as city dwellers, and the colour and style to keep us sharp as we whisk from one end of the city to the other. 

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Hayley Elsaesser

Who: A native of Cambridge, Ontario, returning from Australia to show her collection on home soil. Welcome back!

What: A line of bubbly separates and dresses, quirky patterns - lips, planets, grabby hands, shooting stars - crop tops, sheath and shift dresses, shorts and sequins in ocean blues, vibrant pinks and oranges, lime green and purples.

Why: Inspired by the inherent beauty of being a woman and 60’s sci-fi, this spring summer collection had all the makings of her signature style - the colour, the prints, the wacky. A fully blossomed collection for the fun and fearless, for colour enthusiasts, for a woman looking to live on the extreme. It was intercosmic and out there. It was The Jetson’s of the sea.

Today’s Trends: Jumpsuits have been making their rounds this week, so have varsity jackets. A new colour to this week’s palette is canary yellow.

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

Photos by George Pimentel / Getty Images

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