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.