Canadian born Melissa Nepton hit Toronto Fashion week with a bang, with her ready-to-wear couture for chic, urban, career women. The collection reflected both personality and style; she aims at showcasing both femininity and expression.
That is why when I got the chance to see her show I was pleasantly surprised. Surprised to see a new designer, and to find so many things that I would wear everyday. This show was even more memorable to me because it was my first time being able to sit front row at the Toronto Fashion week, which was an honour.
Her chic stylish looks included pieces like high collars, oversized sweaters, and loose and feminine blouses in neutrals, creams, and shades of grey and black. For a country like Canada, it can be difficult to look good in warm sweaters. Melissa successfully created a number of stylish pieces for a couture fall/winter look. I will be sure to look for any retailers who carry her collection next fall when outfitting myself for the winter season.
“Aint nobody dope as me, I’m just so fresh and so clean!” Atlanta hip-hop artists Outkast played as the seats filled with eager fashionistas ready to see the new Joe Fresh collection. The Joe Fresh popularity seems to grow each year, and Joe Mimran’s line did not disappoint. Using the 1966 movie Blow-Up as his inspiration, his line instilled a sexy, sixties-couture vibe, serving up more than just a smile and apple pie. Pieces from this season featured graphic white and black patterns, knee-high patent boots and boxy structured handbags.
Joe Fresh Blow-Up 1966
The Green Living Show is dedicated to showing the newest advances in green living and technology. The show has over 450 exhibitors and plenty of space to explore its many exhibitions with 80 000 square feet at the Direct Energy Centre.
Help divert landfill waste and gain free admission to The Green Living Show by recycling electronic waste at the event. Among the many features of this event there is a green job forum on the opportunities emerging in a green economy, environmentally friendly fashion exhibition highlighting green clothing and accessories, and an electric vehicle show that showcases the most recent innovations electric vehicles.
When: Friday, April 13, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Direct Energy Centre
Exhibition Place, 100 Princes’ Boulevard
Remember how much fun you used to have on March break; recreate that feeling with exciting events around the city.
Comicon returns this March 10th and 11th at the Metro Convention Centre. Comicon is a chance to indulge in all things science fiction, anime, and horror. /www.comicontoronto.com
Enjoy the sumptuous offerings of Toronto’s Wine and Cheese show from March 16-18 at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road Mississauga. www.towineandcheese.com
Fashion is a lot of things including exciting so partake in the excitement with some of this cities great creative talents at Toronto Fashion Week from March 12-16 at David Pecaut Square. www.worldmastercardfashionweek.com
For the cinephile there is the Toronto Irish Film Festival at the Bell Lightbox on March 9th and 10th. Watch great films like the Dreaming of the Quiet Man and Sensation among others. www.tirff.com
Or participate in the many St. Patrick’s Day events happening around the city from St. Party’s Day at the St. Lawrence Market to volunteering for St. Patrick’s Day Run and 5k Walk.
Still have fun this March break, with these exciting events around the city.
Discussion Theme: Opportunities & How to succeed in the fashion industry..
Hear from fashion designers and other industry professionals on what you need to do to prepare for a successful career in the fashion industry. Learn what else can be done to nurture the development of a successful indigenous fashion industry..
Ben Barry, Found & CEO, Ben Berry Agency
Glen Baxter, Host ‘In Fashion’ & Reporter, Fashion Television Channel
Cynthia Florek, Brand & Trend Director, Sears Canada
Susan London, Executive Director, Toronto Fashion Incubator
Sean Stanleigh, Editor, Your Business, The Globe & Mail
Julie King, Publisher & Managing Editor, CanadaOne.com
Location: The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3
T-416.531.5042 – www.thedrakehotel.ca
Date: March 24th, 2011
5:00pm-6:00pm: Registration & Networking
6:00pm-7:00pm: Panel Q & A and LIve Interactive Webcast
Day of registration fee is $30 at the door.