FASHION WEEK: Thumbs up

BEST SURPRISE

Joannie Rochette as the finale model at the Attitude by Sears show. The initial glow of Olympic medal glory may have dimmed, but Joannie’s courage and grace (the latter of which was in ample evidence on the catwalk) have a permanent resonance. And how many elite athletes could wear those gloves with such conviction?

—Laura

BEST SHOW

Comrags, with its combination of music, styling and fantastic model casting. For me, Comrags’s attention to detail and craft outshone all the other collections.

—Marq

BEST POKER FACE

Megan Loach. As the communications coordinator of the Fashion Design Council of Canada, Megan had to answer a question (or seven) from almost everyone. But she didn’t let the stress show—every time I saw her, she was calm, authoritative and beautifully pulled together.

—Laura

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FASHION WEEK HAIKUS: Poetry in motion

The Style Notebook asked writer Marilisa Racco to compose haikus inspired by her five favourite fashion shows at LG Fashion Week. Illustrator Cleo Kendall made them look as pretty as they sound.

COMRAGS

Shapeless chic in gray
I’ll wear my cardi backwards
Get me those boots, please

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