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On the Canadian Catwalk

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On the Canadian Catwalk

The old clichés of Canadian fashion consisting of down parkas and thermal underwear have been reconstructed on the runways of Toronto this week.

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At North America’s second largest fashion event, the World Mastercard Fashion Week held in Toronto, the Canadian catwalk for the Autumn/Winter 2012 collections came alive to void those clichés.

Colorful wool coats were out on display alongside sleeveless geometric block print shirts, a testament to the layers needed to survive the Canadian cold.

Headliner Korhani Home took it one step further, pairing exuberant hand-detailed robes accompanied by this season’s hottest accessory: a miniature pig.

The results on the runway were stark reminders that fashion and art are not inseparable.
“(Fashion) is an industry that’s an art form,” said designer D’Arcy Moses at a fundraiser celebrating the fusion of art and fashion in Toronto.
And stylist Talia Brown agreed, as she explains in the video clip below.

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