LGFW: the first two days

It’s only day three of LG Fashion Week Beauty by L’Oreal Paris, but it’s more like week three on the fourth floor. After months of planning, inviting, compiling RSVPs, scheduling and meeting with designers, we’re finally able to take a breath and reflect on the incredibly successful launch of CanadaCool S/S 2012.
With so many seasons under our belts, you’d think we’d jaded by now, but the truth is we get just as caught up in the fashion week buzz as the rest of Toronto. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it! Here are some of the team’s favourite moments from the first two days of shows:
Debra
Michi’s show was so fresh. The models were cheeky and sexy. It was a party on the runway.
Lara
The energy backstage at the Lala Berlin show: hustling the girls out, dancing and whooping – it was an amazing thing to be part of.
Kylie
Being able to forget about the cold weather outside, and being transported to a tropical vacation during the Tosca Delfino show.
Abby
I loved the neon accessories at Arthur Mendonca – especially the neon yellow earrings.
Natalie
Chloe Comme Parris. Seriously, I want everything on the runway. There were a number of Holt’s buyers in attendance, so fingers crossed for them! 
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Meg
Jully Black complimenting me on my lipstick and seeing Stacey McKenzie and Yasmin Warsame catching up before Arthur’s show – model moment.
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Christina
The Mercedes Benz Start Up show was awesome. Although my favourite designer, Triarchy, didn’t win (#client), the competitive nature of the show made for an exciting atmosphere.
 
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Andie
The Lala Berlin show was fresh and fun and I loved the colour palettes. It was also really fun to watch the inaugural Mercedes-Benz StartUp competition and check out some new Canadian designers. 
Allison
Being hustled backstage minutes before the Juma show and getting my first glimpse into the frantic world behind the runway. 
Michelle
I loved the Holt Renfrew show, since it offers up so many different designers, looks and inspirations. I especially loved the colourful Smythe jackets.
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City Living: LGFW SS’ 12

TIFF has officially wrapped and it’s on to the next one. Next up? LG Fashion Week, beauty by L’Oreal Paris’ SS 2012 presentations. This season is poised to be bigger and better than ever, especially with fashion week’s brand new location. The tents have moved further east, and will be held in David Pecaut Square (right next to Roy Thompson Hall and the King St. streetcars).

While we savour every show and our hearts always race before the lights and music begin in the runway room, here are some shows we’re particularly excited to see:

 On opening night, we welcome LaLa Berlin, traveling from Deutschland for her inaugural show in LGFW. Carried in 60 stores worldwide and worn by celebs including Heidi Klum, Cameron Diaz and Jessica Alba, LaLa Berlin is known primarily for high-end knitwear. Watch the show on Monday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. (by invitation only).

Look from Lala Berlin’s f/w 2011 collection.
One of our fave’s for the past few seasons are Toronto/Halifax sister-act duo Chloe Comme Parris, comprised of Chloe and Parris Gordon. Known for their artisanal skills, such as hand-made fabrics and dyes, the line epitomizes effortlessly cool style.  This show will be held in the intimate studio environment on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
  
Look from Chloe Comme Parris’ f/w 2011 collection.
We’re also excited for VAWK‘s latest collection, created by Project Runway-alumnus Sunny Fong. Fong is best known for his handmade knits and dramatic accents. Also, we commend VAWK for their use of diverse models (read: beautiful and curvy). VAWK shows on Thursday, October 20 at 9:30 p.m.
Looks from VAWK’s f/w 2011 collection.
If you want in on the action, but don’t have a media/industry/buyer pass, you can purchase a general ticket to see the show (ranging from $20 for a single show to $175 for a full day pass). For more information on purchasing tickets, student ticket group rates, or a VIP ticket package, click here or email Samantha@fdcc.ca.
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*Winners must pick up tickets at will-call before the show.