FASHION WEEK: Things we liked on Wednesday, part I

All photography by Natalie Castellino.

1. Taryn Davidson as the “bride” at Pink Tartan. The Canadian model could be adding “super” to her professional moniker soon, having been featured in W, Paris Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar…. Last night, she looked radiant in an outfit that highlighted her natural loveliness. (Love the hair too.)


2. The Pink Tartan show started with a violinist playing on the runway. He was fantastic, but just as great was imagining the note-takers in the audience writing the word “violinist” at the same time.


3. Toronto is often called a multicultural city, but yesterday we saw evidence that our fashion community is too, as models of many ethnicities marched the catwalks (above, at Joe Fresh). With race still a hot-button issue for the fashion community at large, it’s nice that Toronto designers are unafraid to cast their shows in a way that reflects our fair city’s diversity.


4. Every season, a top model opens the Joe Fresh show. For Fall 2010, it was Crystal Renn, the (technically, because it’s fashion) plus-size model who is rising through the style stratosphere. (The debate over models’ size continues to heat up—the April issue of ELLE France features plus-size model Tara Lynn on the cover.)

But Crystal isn’t just a star because she’s a groundbreaker. She’s gorgeous, with charisma to burn.


5. To shine or not to shine? Joe Fresh stands firmly in the shine camp with sequin tops for day. This look works best when the other elements are worn slightly mussed and off-kilter.


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