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3D Fashion shows, spontaneous store openings: it must be ‘rogue’ fashion week
*model: Dajana, Elmer Olsen
Several designers have held their fashion shows weeks ahead of the regular LG Fashion Week schedule–now being dubbed “rogue” fashion week here. It’s been keeping us style writers on our toes! The early shows and attention-grabbing displays (including a 3D show from NADA this week) are causing even more confusion amidst a disorganized Toronto fashion week show set up for Fall-Winter 2010 collections. Just two weeks before its March 28 kick-off date the entire tent venue was changed for the second time in a month to the Allstream Centre, a new and larger venue located near the Exhibition grounds. In the midst of the chaos, Toronto’s resident l’enfant terrible is among the handful of designers ruffling feathers this season, opening a store right before showing his new futuristic collection on March 30.
Evan Biddell, who was the first to win the design challenge on the season premiere of Project Runway Canada has recently opened his new art-and-fashion space, OZ Studio Boutique at 134 Ossington Avenue, which will be open by appointment only until the end of LG Fashion Week and resume regular hours once the dust has settled and stilettos have been laid to rest. A welcomed addition to the bar strip, to be sure!
See my additional store coverage on TorontoLife.com