With the final curtain drawn on World MasterCard Fashion Week for yet another season, were flying full speed ahead into shopping mode for Spring/Summer 2016. Previously this week, we acted as your guides, ensuring you could fit in happy hour prior to the shows re: the week’s agenda, briefed you on your newly formed Canadian squad (thank us later) and ranked the most fashionable attendees from the back row front. But enough about whats happened outside the tentsits the inside that counts, right? Here are the top 6 fashion trends for Spring as we saw them, direct from David Pecaut Square.

Blue Steel 



To say were blue-crushing on these next few talents wouldnt be the half of it. Both Sid Neigum and Hillary MacMillan opted for draped numbers. Mercedes Benz Start Up winner, UNTTLD, debuted refinement with a clinched a-line for ready transitioning from day to night. Move over Canadian tuxedo, these skyline silhouettes are our new defining uniform.

Images: Sid Neigum, UNTTLD, Hillary MacMillan – George Pimentel

Cotton Candy 





Homage to the sticky sweet couldnt have been more literal, as if it were straight out of a Katy Perry music video. Canadas very own vibrant powerhouse, Hayley Elsaesser added to her carnival vibe with life-size popcorn kernels lining the runway. Newcomer, Ashtiani, gave tribute to the bonbon circus, serving a palette of blue and pink so tasteful it meltedour hearts, that is. *Insert IOS-updated edible emojis here*

Images: Matthew Gallagher, Malorie Urbanovitch, Ashtiani – George Pimentel, Kenton Magazine

Lattice Leather

lattice leather - mackage


Reinventing a weighty textile poses a challenge for labels – like Canadas leading retailers, Mackage and Pink Tartan – who consider the butter-soft finish a seasonal staple. Mackage delivered another collection coveted by the baddies and wearable right off the runway. Laser cut leather at Pink Tartan was a first, proving light layers can transcend month-to-month.

Images: Mackage, Pink Tartan – George Pimentel

Intergalactic Garden




The future is floral, says designers Mikhael Kale, Stephen Caras and Mikael D, utilizing craftsmanship of high caliber to evolve the bloom. The use of petals, copious and structured in disposition, added high density contrast. In other words, the inside care label should read, Expose to  bright, indirect sunlight. Minimal watering required.”  

Images: Mikhael Kale, Mikhael Kale, Mikael D – Jeffrey Chan, Jeffrey Chan, George Pimentel

The Golden Era 



By now, its clogging the Instagram feeds and the editors have talked your ears off about itI get it, were all over over the seventies resurgence. But bear with me, there will be no mention of pussy bow blouses or any print reminiscent of your grandmas retro chaise. Were talking hair. While Rachel Sin debuted a half-headed wave, half braided trio, it was Kim Newport-Mimran of Pink Tartan who went full Farrah Fawcett with a crinkle, zig zagged effect for volume of max capacity. Hair by Jorge Joao, REDKENs Lead Stylist.

Images: Pink Tartan – Danielle Campbell

Shoulder Talk 



Fans of Rose Assoulin and Rachel Comeys decolletage-bearing blouses can now rejoice in ones crafted here at home. While Pink Tartan debuted an elasticized version very much on trend from the summer previous, Matthew Gallagher added a turn of direction with cut-out dimension. So many hair flip emojis to be had.

Images: Pink Tartan, Matthew Gallagher – George Pimentel